Admissions

Admissions

SMU is a great school. The curriculum that the school provided me is a cornerstone that laid a firm foundation for my career. The professors that trained me in the classroom prepared me to face the world's challenges. 

- Siriporn Chaiyasuta ’85, General Counsel, Chevron Europe, Eurasia, and Middle East 

We are delighted you are considering SMU Dedman School of Law for your legal education. For nearly 100 years, this law school has trained women and men to be prominent lawyers in both business and law. The law school offers an exceptionally rich curriculum and opportunities for practical experience that extends to many specialized interests. Students enjoy the close-knit learning community and an environment of intellectual engagement and camaraderie.

WHY SMU DEDMAN SCHOOL OF LAW?

We pride ourselves on a student body that is as rich and diverse as the
courses it studies – one that brings their unique perspectives to the classroom.
We invite you to learn more about becoming part of the distinguished group of
individuals who have obtained a law degree from the SMU Dedman School of Law.
For information, contact the Admissions Office or download our Admissions Brochure.

Dallas


Dallas has one of the nation's fastest growing economies, and is a true center of global commerce. Throughout the city are amazing restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment and arts districts. With moderate weather, low cost of living, and year-round sports, it is a richly diverse city with true Southern hospitality.

Dallas has one of the nation's fastest growing economies, and is a true center of global commerce. 


Growth
Dallas is the ninth-largest city and the DFW Metroplex make up the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation
Opportunity
Forbes, 2015: Texas is #1 - "Best State to Make a Living"; Dallas is #3 in the nation based on growth trends + region's momentum 
PAYING FOR LAW SCHOOL

Your legal education at SMU Dedman Law is an investment in your future.
SMU provides several financial options to help you meet the expenses of
this investment. 

A Legacy of Leadership

Maureen N. Armour
Co-Director of the Civil Clinic and Associate Professor of Law

A Legacy of Leadership

Nathan Cortez
Associate Dean for Research and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies
"How does law deal with the novel and unexpected? I spend a lot of my teaching and research time on this question."

A Legacy of Leadership

Jessica Dixon Weaver
Associate Professor of Law
"As the needs of senior citizens and children synchronize, it is useful and efficient for law and policy considerations to coordinate the comparable demands on their caregivers."

A Legacy of Leadership

Diane M. Sumoski
Director of the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic and Lecturer in Law
"I capitalize on 25+ years of law practice to train student attorneys to represent abused and neglected children. It's exciting to help lawyers develop essential skills and make a difference for our clients and community."

A Legacy of Leadership

Mary Spector
Associate Dean for Clinics and Professor of Law, Director of the Consumer Advocacy Project and Co-Director of the Civil Clinic

A Legacy of Leadership

Jeffrey Kahn
Professor of Law
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." - Justice Brandeis, dissenting in Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 479 (1928).