SMU Dedman School of Law

The Law School of Dallas for 100 years

Exceptional Placement

SMU Dedman Law students secure coveted positions in the most sought-after sectors of the industry.

  • #10

    in the nation for percentage of graduates placed in long-term, full-time, bar-passage required or J.D. advantage jobs (TaxProf Blog)

  • #21

    in the nation for placing students in the largest 100 law firms (

  • #34

    in the nation for placing students in judicial clerkships (

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Brent Miles

Class of 2022
"Being the President of the SBA is something I am really proud of, and I had a lot of fun meeting new students and watching friends come together at the various events that we put on."

Mackenzie Arnold

Class of 2024
"My favorite class so far has been legal writing. Having a B.A. in English, I was warned that I probably wouldn't like legal writing compared to my English classes. That was not true. I find joy in researching answers and crafting articulate and succinct writing pieces."

J. D. Rimann

Class of 2022
"Following the bar, I joined the Dallas office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, before clerking for a federal district judge for a couple years. On the Army side, I have joined the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as a military intelligence officer."

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