A limited number of students (approximately 30 per year) are selected to join the Pre-Law Scholars Program before their enrollment as undergraduates at SMU. Students participating in the Pre-Law Scholars Program who satisfy certain conditions will be guaranteed admission into SMU Dedman School of Law upon completion of their undergraduate degrees. To be considered for the program, applicants must first be admitted to SMU as undergraduates and have marked Pre-Law as an area of interest on their admissions applications. Scholars will be selected based on the overall quality of their applications to SMU. No additional application or essay is required. Invitations to join the Pre-Law Scholars Program will be mailed after SMU’s regular decision notification date.
* as calculated by the Law School Admission Council
Additionally, Pre-Law Scholars must meet the following requirements to gain automatic admission into the law school:
On a space-available basis, continuing SMU undergraduate students with at least 12 hours may apply to join the program. The law school application fee will be waived for the SMU Pre-Law Scholars. Click here for the application.
Each Pre-Law Scholar will be invited to special law-related events including:
Pre-Law Scholars will also have a unique opportunity to interact with current SMU Dedman School of Law students through a mentorship program and will learn about serving the community through interaction with the law school’s public service program.
For more information on the Pre-Law Scholars program, click here or contact the undergraduate admissions office at 214-768-0103.