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  • When are applications accepted?
    • We begin accepting applications in September.  The regular decision deadline is February 15th, but late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
       
  • What are the differences in the day and evening programs?
    • The day program is a three-year, full-time J.D. program.  The evening program is a four-year, part-time J.D. program.  The evening program is designed for people with full-time careers or other responsibilities seeking a J.D. degree with the same intellectual rigor as full-time studies.  The course requirements are the same for both programs and the courses are taught by the same distinguished faculty.
       
  • Can I apply to both the day and evening programs at the same time?  Do I have to pay two application fees?
    • You may apply for both programs with the same application.  Please note, however, that a candidate will only be extended an offer of admission to one program.  Please note your program preference on your application.  Only one application fee ($75) is required.
       
  • What are the median LSAT score and undergraduate GPA for the first-year class?
    • The class that enrolled in the fall of 2013 has a median LSAT score of 162 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.63.  LSAT/UGPA medians were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by the law school to the ABA.
       
  • Does SMU offer spring enrollment?
    • Entering J.D. students may only enroll in August.  Transfer and visiting students are considered each semester.
       
  • Does SMU average multiple LSAT scores?
    • No.  We use an applicant’s highest reported LSAT score for admissions and scholarship awarding purposes.
       
  • How can I find out more about SMU?

ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours available by appointment.

Telephone:

(214) 768-2550

Fax:

(214) 768-2549

Email:

lawadmit@smu.edu

Physical Address:

3300 University Boulevard, Suite 331
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:

SMU Dedman School of Law
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 750110
Dallas, TX 75275-0110

ADMISSIONS STAFF

Jill Nikirk

Assistant Dean for Admissions

Mark McWatters

Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs

Becca Henley

Director of Admissions

Bobbye Heine

Assistant Director for Graduate Legal Programs

Alan Ramirez

Admission Coordinator