Law school teaches you a great way to think and identify issues and those are great skills that you use all through your business career. 

- Angela Braly ’85, Chair, President and CEO, Wellpoint, Inc. (2007-2012)

SMU Dedman School of Law has a superior academic environment that stimulates intellectual, professional, and personal development – a community of scholars made up of our exceptional faculty and student body. 

The law school offers a rich curriculum and opportunities for practical experience that extends to many specialized interests, training our students to be prominent lawyers in law and business.  

Our faculty members are accomplished scholars, as well as dedicated teachers, each offering their unique and practical experience to the classroom. Our academic family also includes distinguished visiting professors and adjunct professors that enhance the educational experience of our students.

Legal education at the SMU Dedman Law goes beyond the classroom 
and gives students opportunities to gain real-world experience through 
our legal clinics, academic externships, internship programs, and moot 
court and mock trial competitions.

In The News

Wayne Watts '80 retires as General Counsel for AT&T Wayne Watts '80 announces retirement from AT&T after 32 years of service Learn More
Thomas W. Luce, III Scholarship Endowed by Perot Family $1.75 Million Gift Establishes Centennial Dedman Law Scholars Program at SMU   Learn More
Julie Forrester assumes the role of SMU Associate Provost Professor of Law, Julie Forrester, moves into the position of Associate Provost for SMU. Learn More
Clinic Director Natalie Nanasi weighs in on disparity ... After the recent Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage, many news and social media ... Learn More
Prof. Nathan Cortez named Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow Nathan Cortez is the inaugural Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies in SMU’s Dedman ... Learn More
Deborah Hankinson '83 Named Among the Best Lawyers in America Deborah Hankinson Named Among the Best Lawyers in America  Former Texas Supreme Court Justice recognized for work in mediation, arbitration Learn More
Princeton Review: #2 SMU - Most Beautiful College Campus The Princeton Review's college rankings issue names SMU #2 in the campus beauty ranking of college campuses in the U.S. SMU's Georgian ... Learn More
JD Journal: Dallas Legal Market Stronger Than Ever Several big law firms are moving into bigger and newer offices or re-signing their leases, showing that Dallas is a strong place for law firms to ... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: C. Paul Rogers, III - SMU Law Professor ... Law and baseball - an illogical pair - find a natural lexus in Paul Rogers. The SMU Law Professor of 38 years and former Dean of SMU Dedman ... Learn More
The Washington Post: Brittany K. Byrd '11 Brittany Byrd '11 and her commitment to those serving in Federal Prison for non-violent drug offenses... Learn More
Business Insider ranks SMU Dedman #21 - Best Law Schools in ... There's no denying that the main reason most people go to law school is to get a job. Attending a law school that offers a strong ... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: Prof. Anthony Colangelo: Yes, the U.S ... As most of the world now knows, a number of high-profile FIFA officers have been indicted in the Eastern District of New York for various ... Learn More
Associate Provost & Prof. of Law Linda Eads joins Women's ... Linda Eads has just been invited by former First Lady Laura Bush to join the Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council at the George W ... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: SMU group honors Sarah Saldaña ’84 as ... It was a touching moment for Sarah Saldaña, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as she picked up an award at Southern Methodist ... Learn More
From Plano to Pago Pago: SMU Graduates Clerk at Top Courts Great grades, extracurricular accomplishments while in law school, and strong legal research and writing skills are among the most important ... Learn More
Profs. Turner & Jenks among Tower Center Spring 2015 Fellows ... Tower Center Fellows & Associates had successful academic semester.   Learn More


Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Faculty Forum
Prof. William M. (Bill) Sage
Univ. of Texas Law
12:00 Noon Godwin Gruber Lawyer's Inn Dining Room
SMU Dedman School of Law
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Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Faculty Forum
Prof. Anna Spain
Colorado Law
12:00 Noon Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn Dining Room
SMU Dedman School of Law
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Friday, Oct 30, 2015
23rd Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium 8:30 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.

Park Cities Hilton
5954 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX  75225

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Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
The Texas Lawbook
Lions of the Texas Bar CLE
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. SMU Dedman School of Law Learn More
Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
12th Annual Appellate Judges Education Institute - Washington, DC Washington, D.C. Learn More

Study in the oldest college in Oxford! SMU Dedman School
summer program at University College in Oxford offers a unique
learning experience for law students.