Graduate Programs

LL.M. & S.J.D. Programs

Established in 1949, SMU had the vision to become a global law center long before the trend toward international legal studies. The Law School offers graduate degree programs for both U.S. and foreign trained lawyers.

The LL.M. (Master of Laws) and S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) programs enhance careers in the private practice of law, teaching, and public service by teaching analysis and problem-solving skills for meeting the complex demands of our world. The programs increase the student’s understanding of legal theory and policies, broaden the student’s legal horizons, and encourage the development of legal research and writing skills.

At SMU, you will benefit from our extensive experience and expertise in international law.

Campus Tour


Graduate and International Programs Office

Martin L. Camp '79

Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs
LL.M. Admissions Staff


Bobbye Heine 
Assistant Director for Graduate Legal Programs
LL.M. Admissions Staff


Contact Information
Telephone: 214-768-2550
Fax: 214-768-2549

Physical Address
3300 University Boulevard
Carr Collins Building, Suite 331
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address
SMU Dedman School of Law
Office of Graduate and International Programs Admissions
P.O. Box 750110
Dallas, TX 75275-0110