Academics

Academics

Law school teaches you a great way to think and identify issues and those are great skills that you use all through your business career. 

- Angela Braly ’85, Chair, President and CEO, Wellpoint, Inc. (2007-2012)

SMU Dedman School of Law has a superior academic environment that stimulates intellectual, professional, and personal development – a community of scholars made up of our exceptional faculty and student body. 

The law school offers a rich curriculum and opportunities for practical experience that extends to many specialized interests, training our students to be prominent lawyers in law and business.  

Our faculty members are accomplished scholars, as well as dedicated teachers, each offering their unique and practical experience to the classroom. Our academic family also includes distinguished visiting professors and adjunct professors that enhance the educational experience of our students.
Professional Training

Legal education at the SMU Dedman Law goes beyond the classroom 
and gives students opportunities to gain real-world experience through 
our legal clinics, academic externships, internship programs, and moot 
court and mock trial competitions.

In The News

Dean Collins on Dedman Law Transition to Practice Texas Bar Journal (May 2017)   Learn More
Law students spend spring break helping immigrant women ... SMU News (March 7, 2017) Learn More
Congratulations Law Students Joshua Smith and Kevin Pierce Student News (March 2017)   Learn More
Moot Court Competition renamed Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst Moot ... SMU Dedman Law (January 27, 2017)   Learn More
Dedman Law Salutes our Veterans Overheard @ SMU (November 11, 2016)   Learn More
3Ls Jake and Laura Torres assist West Dallas community ... DALLAS MORNING NEWS (October 14, 2016) Learn More
The 2016 Texas Legal Scholars Workshop Register for the Second Annual Workshop to be held August 26-27  Learn More
Business Insider ranks SMU Dedman Law Number 32 BUSINESS INSIDER (July 25, 2016) Learn More
SMU takes Top Honors at Duberstein Moot Court Competition History-making National Competition Back to Back Wins! Learn More
Assoc. Dean Mary Spector weighs in on Tenant subleasing Apartment Spector says landlords have a legitimate complaint. Learn More
Dallas Business Journal: Focus on Corporate Counsel SMU Dedman Law's Steve Yeager talks about the changing face of General Counsel. Learn More
The National Jurist: Dallas #2 Best City for Young Attorneys Higher salaries, better buying power and robust legal communities are just a few reasons why...   Learn More
OXFORD SUMMER PROGRAM

Study in the oldest college in Oxford! SMU Dedman School
summer program at University College in Oxford offers a unique
learning experience for law students.