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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: 719

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Alumni Directory

This alumni directory of 5,027 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. These include lawyers in Texas and across the U.S. Browse the alumni directory to find and connect with lawyers who attended Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

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Alumni Active on Lawyer Legion

Grace Ann Weatherly (1993)
Wood, Thacker & Weatherly, P.C.
Denton, TX
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Kathryn J Murphy (1989)
GoransonBain Ausley
Plano, TX
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Kevin Isern (1991)
Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP
Amarillo, TX
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K. Nicole Voyles (2003)
Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
Houston, TX
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Brian W. Farabough (2011)
Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP
Amarillo, TX
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John A Scully (1982)
Cooper & Scully PC
Dallas, TX
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Statistics

Admissions Statistics

202220212020
Completed Applications2,2532,3341,847
Total Offers764780753
Acceptance Rate33.91%33.42%40.77%
LSAT Score Median164163162
LSAT Score Low160158156
LSAT Score High165164164
Undergraduate GPA Median3.713.763.73
Undergraduate GPA Low3.353.433.44
Undergraduate GPA High3.873.893.84
Total Graduates269210223

Bar Exam Statistics

202220212020
Total First Time Takers265230189
Total Passed226200161
School's Bar Passage Rate85.28%86.96%85.18%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate75.44%77.61%76.36%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate9.849.358.82

Tuition and Expenses

202220212020
Tuition Full Time Resident$54$52$25
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$54$52$25
Tuition Part Time Resident-$39$19
Tuition Part Time Non-resident-$39$19
On Campus Living Expenses$21$29$29
Off Campus Living Expenses$28$26$26

Grants and Scholarships

202220212020
Total Students Reciving Grants689677681
Total Percentage Receiving Grants96%97%97%
Average Grant Amount - Median$25.00$25.00$12.00
Average Grant Amount - Low$16.00$19.00$8.00
Average Grant Amount - High$28.00$31.00$21.00

Students and Faculty

202220212020
Student-to-Faculty Ratio54.94.7
Total Students719698703
Total Students Male300321318
Total Students Female387398377
Total Faculty145142151
Total Faculty Male9895100
Total Faculty Female474751
Total Faculty Minorities222220

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.

2021 National Rankings - Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law


#17 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.76
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is tied for #17 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.76) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#70 in Acceptance Rate - 33.42%
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #70 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 33.42% among those who applied for admission.

#85 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 4.9
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #85 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 4.9 faculty ratio

#11 in Median LSAT - 163
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is tied for #11 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 163 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#55 in Bar Passage Rate - 86.96%
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #55 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#20 in Highest Tuition - $52
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is tied for #20 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#95 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 15.49%
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is tied for #95 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (15.49%).

#164 in Presence of Female Faculty - 33%
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ranks #164 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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