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Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

About Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Overview

  • Established: 1911
  • Parent School: Southern Methodist University
  • Dean: Jennifer M. Collins
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Website: www.smu.edu
  • School Type: Private
  • Campus: Urban
  • Enrollment: 700

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This alumni directory of 5,443 lawyers who graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is powered by Lawyer Legion. Use the filters to narrow your search for attorneys by graduation year, practice areas or location. Results are limited to 250 per query. The lawyers in this directory all attended or received their Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and are currently practicing law in the United States. The attorneys in this directory are also included in the Lawyer Legion network and provide legal services to consumers in and around their local area. Browse the alumni directory to find and connect with lawyers who attended Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

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Grace Ann Weatherly (1993)
Wood, Thacker & Weatherly, P.C.
Denton, TX
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Jeffrey H Rasansky (1990)
Rasansky Law Firm
Dallas, TX
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Kathryn J Murphy (1989)
GoransonBain Ausley
Plano, TX
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Sadat Montgomery (2013)
Montgomery Law
Dallas, TX
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Wayne Ward (1977)
V. Wayne Ward, P.C.
Fort Worth, TX
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Statistics

Admissions Statistics

201920182017
Completed Applications1,7571,7271,616
Total Offers833815709
Acceptance Rate47.41%47.19%43.87%
LSAT Score Median161161161
LSAT Score Low155155154
LSAT Score High163163163
Undergraduate GPA Median3.703.683.68
Undergraduate GPA Low3.333.433.36
Undergraduate GPA High3.833.803.79
Total Graduates275240236

Bar Exam Statistics

201920182017
Total First Time Takers267237231
Total Passed231201194
School's Bar Passage Rate86.51%84.81%83.98%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate77.28%73.19%76.53%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate9.2311.627.45

Tuition and Expenses

201920182017
Tuition Full Time Resident$49,404$54,094$52,586
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$49,404$54,094$52,586
Tuition Part Time Resident$37,050$40,570$39,440
Tuition Part Time Non-resident$37,050$40,570$39,440
On Campus Living Expenses$29$29,370$29,370
Off Campus Living Expenses$26$26,100$26,100

Grants and Scholarships

201920182017
Total Students Reciving Grants653624635
Total Percentage Receiving Grants93%84%86%
Average Grant Amount - Median$17,364.00$17,500.00$18,500.00
Average Grant Amount - Low$12,432.00$13,250.00$12,500.00
Average Grant Amount - High$23,682.00$23,050.00$21,187.50

Students and Faculty

201920182017
Student-to-Faculty Ratio4.6:13.3:13.7:1
Total Students700704744
Total Students Male329340373
Total Students Female371364371
Total Faculty153211203
Total Faculty Male103143141
Total Faculty Female506761
Total Faculty Minorities222117

National Comparison Rankings

The national comparison rankings below compare Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law to other ABA-approved law schools in the United States. The rankings were determined by comparing the statistics reported by each school. You can view the raw data for these law school rankings here.

2019 National Rankings - Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law


#17 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.70
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is tied for #17 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.70) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#100 in Acceptance Rate - 47.41%
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #100 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 47.41% among those who applied for admission.

#87 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 4.6:1
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #87 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 4.6:1 faculty ratio

#13 in Median LSAT - 161
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is tied for #13 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 161 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#55 in Bar Passage Rate - 86.51%
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #55 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#50 in Highest Tuition - $49,404
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #50 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#84 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 14.38%
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #84 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (14.38%).

#149 in Presence of Female Faculty - 33%
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #149 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (33%).

Contact the SMU Law

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
3315 Daniel Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
www.smu.edu
Fax: 214-768-2549
Phone: 214-768-2550

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