Student Opportunities

SMU Dedman School of Law is recognized as one the top business law programs in the United States and renowned for its business law programs and network alumni, including c-suite executives, entrepreneurs, government officials, judges, and law-firm founders and partners. SMU Dedman Law students can participate in many opportunities to enrich their law school experience and gain invaluable business law and leadership knowledge and practical skills.

  • Business Law Careers
    Get to know some of our alumni. Learn more.
  • Business Law Competitions
    Participate in business law-related competitions. Learn more.
  • Business Law Concentration
    JD students can qualify for this concentration by completing at least 25 credits in the following categories: 1) Basic Required Courses, 2) Required Courses in Key Business Areas, 3) Writing Requirement, and 4) Experiential Learning. Students are expected to take these courses over the duration of their last two years. Learn more.
  • Business Law Leadership Program
    Join the Business Law Leadership Program. Learn more.
  • Rowling Scholars
    The Rowling Center annually selects accomplished law students who have an interest in business law and have demonstrated involvement in business law and leadership matters to serve as Rowling Scholars. Learn more.
  • Student Business Law Organizations
    Participate in business law-related Dedman Law student organizations, including the Corporate Law Association, the International Law Society, the JD/MBA Society, the Real Estate Law Association, the Sports and Entertainment Law Association; the Tax Law Society, and others. Learn more.