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  • The entry of the first-year class with the highest LSAT scores in the School's history.
  • The increase in first-year admissions applications to an all-time high in a year when some law schools experienced declining applicant pools.
  • An employment rate of 93 percent for our graduates within six months after graduation, with numerous notable appointments including the designation of Ms. Rebecca Hurley '82 as clerk to Chief Justice Warren Burger of the U.S Supreme Court.
  • The publication by the faculty of fifteen new books, in addition to numerous articles, and the giving of speeches and lectures throughout the United States and in many foreign.countries.
  • The completion of the most successful annual campaign in the School's history on behalf of the Law School Fund and the Law Library Fund, resulting in increases of more than 40 percent from the previous year's totals.
  • The inauguration of SMU's First Annual institute on International Finance and the holding of a major international conference to observe the twenty-fifth anniversary of the European Economic Community.
  • Continued service to the legal profession through other symposia, including those in taxation, estate planning, antitrust, air law, and product liabilities, all of which attracted national audiences, as well as the holding of the Southern Regional Program of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy

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Report of the Dean, 1982-1983