Academics

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Connect and Collaborate

SMU’s Underwood Law Library is the largest private academic law library west of the Mississippi River. Its collections include approximately 673,361 law-related volumes and equivalents, ranking the library among the top 20% of law libraries in the United States.

Academic Programs

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J.D. Program

Full-time, three-year program.

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Graduate Program

Degrees for both U.S. and foreign trained lawyers.

Academic Opportunities

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Conferences, Symposia, & Lecture Series

Each school year, SMU Dedman Law is proud to feature presentations, distinguished speakers, academic conferences and symposia on various topics of national and international relevance. Faculty, alumni and students take part in these events where major topics are discussed and debated.

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Experiential learning

Experiental Learning

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.

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Law journals

Law Journals

Students have the opportunity to receive academic credit for and participate in the publication of four law reviews — the SMU Law Review, the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, The International Lawyer, and the SMU Science and Technology Law Review.

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Library

SMU’s Underwood Law Library is the largest private academic law library west of the Mississippi River. Its collections include approximately 673,361 law-related volumes and equivalents, ranking the library among the top 20% of law libraries in the United States.

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Oxford campus

Oxford Summer Program

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.

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