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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?


Office Hours:

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


(214) 768-2550


(214) 768-2549



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


Jill Nikirk

Assistant Dean for Admissions

Becca Henley

Director of Admissions

Bobbye Heine

Assistant Director for Graduate Legal Programs