SMU Dedman School of Law opened my eyes and challenged my thinking, giving me the ability to analyze complex business issues and form opinions on a high strategic level.
- Wayne Watts ’80, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AT&T
Our Focus – Your Success
SMU Dedman School of Law Office of Career Services is committed to fostering the professional development of our students to position them for success in law and business. We also work with a wide variety of employers, helping them meet their hiring needs with our students and graduates while providing students access and exposure to a broad range of employment opportunities.
Our staff offers individual counseling and coaching to students to help them achieve their professional goals. We host seminars and speakers who discuss relevant legal topics that educate students about practice specialties and job search techniques, sponsor on and off-campus interview programs and participate in job fairs nationwide. All of which provide numerous opportunities to meet and work with practitioners both on and off campus throughout the school year and summers.
The Office of Career Services works closely with employers to make the legal hiring process as easy as possible and assists in filling positions at all levels – from summer clerks to lateral hires. By providing numerous forums for employers to interact with our students year-round, we promote our employers and facilitate their recruiting efforts.