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Southern Methodist University

Undergraduate School

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6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 768-2000
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"SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools." The university enrolls over 12,000 students, employs over 760 full-time faculty, and offers degrees through its nine schools. (Source: (Source:
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Southern Methodist University has not yet implemented university-wide anti-racism initiatives. SMU's law school offers a course called "Critical Race Theory," which satisfies one of the law school's requirements. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

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  • The Law School offers a course entitled "Critical Race Theory," which satisfies the edited writing requirement. According to the course description, "This seminar rigorously examines the theoretical and case law analyses made by scholars of critical race theory. Topics include the emergence of critical race theory as an area of legal scholarship; the relationships among critical race theory, feminist legal theory, and critical legal studies; colorblind constitutional theory and affirmative action doctrine; discriminatory intent and antidiscrimination jurisprudence; race and criminal justice; race and education policy; the intersection of racism and other sources of oppression such as sexism and heterosexism; and the role of law as a means of eradicating racial inequality. Satisfies the edited writing requirement."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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