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.

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. 

Students 2022 - 2023 Entering Class Profile*

Entering Class 226
Ethnic Diversity 31%
Median GPA 3.71
Median LSAT 164
Student Organizations 54

*2022-2023 entering class admission statistics certified by the American Bar Association and the Law School Admission Council.



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    National Champions

    ABA Arbitration & 27th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition

  • #1

    Best Big City for Jobs in 2018

    Forbes, 2018

  • #20

    Most alumni promoted to partner during 2019

    National Law Journal, March 2020

  • #33

    Class of 2018 employment rate 10 months after graduation

    U.S. News Best Law Schools, March 2020