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Southern Methodist University – Dedman School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
38%
Number students applying:
1,841
Number students accepted:
696
First-year attrition rate:
0

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
153
Median:
161
25th percentile:
156

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.74
Median:
3.58
25th percentile:
3.25

Financial Profile

$100,000,000
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $48,796 $36,597
Non-resident $48,796 $36,597
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $20,238
Off Campus $20,238                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
765
Number students enrolled full-time:
537
Number students enrolled part-time:
228
Number of first-year students:
228

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
23%
% Women students:
45%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
9%
% Minority students:
20%
% International students:
3%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
5
Names of law journals:
The SMU Law Review, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, The International Lawyer, Law and Business Review of the Americas, SMU Science and Technology Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
34%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
6
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Civil Law Clinic, Criminal Law Clinic, Child Advocacy Clinic, Consumer Advocacy Clinic, Small Business Clinic, Federal Taxpayer Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
30%
% of students in field placements:
24%
% of students in simulation courses:
83%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Science & Technology/Patents,
Real Estate,
Tax,
Trial Skills and Litigation

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 70% 177
National Employment Rate 2013 71% 175
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer TX 92% 216
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 2% 4
State 3rd Largest Employer CO 1% 2
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer TX 93% 209
State 2nd Largest Employer GA 0.9% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer VA 0.9% 2

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.34%
Law Firm 2-10
21.88%
Law Firm 11-25
5.36%
Law Firm 26-50
5.36%
Law Firm 51-100
2.23%
Law Firm 101-250
4.46%
Law Firm 251-500
7.59%
Law Firm 501+
12.95%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
21.43%
Government
4.91%
Public Interest / Service
0.89%
Clerkships Federal
1.79%
Clerkships State / Local
1.79%
Education / Academia
0
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 TX 90% 85%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 TX 89% 82%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 TX 87% 86%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Methodist
Feeder School 1:
University of Texas-Austin
Feeder School 2:
Texas A&M University - College Station
Feeder School 3:
Southern Methodist University

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

3315 Daniel Ave.
Dallas, TX 75275
Region:
South Central
Main Phone:
214-768-3341
Admissions Phone:
214-768-2550
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Jennifer
Collins
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Yale University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Harvard
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Jill
Nikirk
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Houston
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Southern Methodist University
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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