Office of Student Affairs

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A Note From the Dean of Students

One of my favorite times of the year is August, when some of the brightest first-year law students in the country come to SMU for new student orientation.  They are soon joined by returning J.D. students with varying backgrounds from all over the United States and international LL.M. students -- graduates of foreign law schools here to study the American legal system and interact with their American classmates. These students, along with our remarkable faculty and staff, make up the wonderful community of scholars at SMU Dedman Law.  

The environment at SMU Dedman Law is collegial and supportive.  Students are motivated to help each other, whether that means sharing class notes or forming study groups.  Through our Inns of Court program, first-year students connect on a weekly basis with fellow classmates, faculty, student leaders, career advisors, and alumni for a community experience that extends throughout their time at the law school and beyond graduation.    

I personally invite you to contact me if you have any questions about your law school academic performance, or if there are any personal matters impacting your ability to perform and succeed in law school.  

Steve Yeager

Stephen B. Yeager
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs  

Mailing Address:
Southern Methodist University
Dedman School of Law
Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 750116
Dallas Texas 75275-0116

Contact Information:
Phone:  214.768.4178
Office:  130A Storey Hall
Email: syeager@smu.edu
Moira Cary, Administrative Assistant: 214-768-2098 or 
mcary@smu.edu (125 Storey – Registrar’s Office)


SMU Dedman Law Students:
I have an open door policy, or you may schedule time with me below: