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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, opportunities for practical experience, all in a close-knit learning community and an environment of intellectual engagement and camaraderie.

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. You can find each state's requirements here.

Living and Studying in 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. Learn more about living and studying in Dallas.


National Champions

ABA Arbitration & 27th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition


Best Big City for Jobs in 2018

Forbes, 2018


Most alumni promoted to partner during 2019

National Law Journal, March 2020


Class of 2018 employment rate 10 months after graduation

U.S. News Best Law Schools, March 2020

Why 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.