Top 10 Reasons to Attend SMU Law

Top 10 (+3) Reasons to Attend SMU Law

  1. #21 in the U.S. for placing class of 2015 students in full-time, long-term, bar passage required and J.D. advantage jobs not funded by the law school. (source: ABA Employment Outcomes and as reported in The National Law Journal and The Faculty Lounge, 2016)
  2. Ranked #7 by Business Insider for U.S. law schools that offer the best financial aid.
  3. #21 in the U.S. by Business Insider for best law school to make connections and get a job.
  4. Ranked #28 by The National Law Journal among law schools for placement of the hightest percentage of 2015 graduates to the nation’s largest 100 firms.
  5. The moot court program is ranked #5 nationally.
  6. Located on a beautiful campus in vibrant, exciting Dallas, the 9th largest city in the U.S.
  7. A top-tier law school with a national and international reputation for training prominent lawyers in both law and business.
  8. Comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the first year of law school
  9. Mustang Exchange mentoring program, with 200+ mentors, connects students with extensive, engaged alumni network.
  10. A student body that is involved with the community through public service.
  11. Innovative experiential learning programs, including ten clinics, and the Corporate Counsel Externship and Judicial Externship Programs.
  12. Close-knit law school community with small classes.
  13. Accessible professors who are both prominent scholars and dedicated teachers

 Mustang Bar association Top 10 List of things to do

  1. Check out the latest exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art or experience one of Broadway’s biggest hits at the Wylie Theater, both part of the Dallas Arts District, the Nation’s largest contiguous urban arts district.
  2. Experience a Cowboys game or concert at AT&T Stadium (a.k.a. “Jerry World”), home of the world’s largest jumbotron
  3. Sample from the numerous food trucks at Klyde Warren Park, Dallas’s suspended urban green space on the edge of Downtown Dallas over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway
  4. Picnic at the Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays Concert Series overlooking White Rock Lake, featuring lively cover bands and original composers
  5. Sit on the patio in Trinity Groves, Dallas’s hub for all innovative and entrepreneurial restaurants and pop-up concepts, just beyond the award-winning Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas
  6. Paddle boat or canoe on spectacular White Rock Lake, the “crown jewel” of the Dallas park systems
  7. Stroll around the Bishop Arts District, which boasts over 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and art galleries
  8. Take a brewery tour at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, home to some of Dallas’s beset craft beers
  9. Catch a Texas Rangers game at the Ballpark and watch the two-time American League champions beat their MLB opponents
  10. Jog, walk, skate, or bike the Katy Trail, the path that runs through Uptown and Oaklawn and follows the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (“MKT” or “Katy” Trail)

Top 10 Restaurant Recommendations From our students & alumni

Students Alumni
1. Cane Rosso 1. Mi Cocina
2. Manny's Uptown 2. Cane Rosso
3. The Porch 3. St. Anne's
4. Chuy's 4. Twisted Root
5. Katy Trail Icehouse 5. Pecan Lodge
6. Bandito's 6. Fernando's
7. Oddfellow's 7. Meddlesome Moth
8. Tillman's Roadhouse 8. Little Katana
9. Lockhart BBQ 9. The Blind Butcher
10. Shinsei 10. Casa Rubia
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