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In The News

Profs. Turner & Jenks among Tower Center Spring 2015 Fellows ... Tower Center Fellows & Associates had successful academic semester.   Learn More
Kristin Kruse '06 named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston HOUSTON (2015) -- Kristin Kruse '06 named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston Learn More
Mark Kelly '81 named to 2015 NACD Directorship 100 HOUSTON (2015) - Mark Kelly named to 2015 NACD Directorship 100 Learn More
From Plano to Pago Pago: SMU Graduates Clerk at Top Courts Great grades, extracurricular accomplishments while in law school, and strong legal research and writing skills are among the most important ... Learn More
Mike Boone '67 re-elected Chairman of the SMU Board of Trustees DALLAS (SMU) – Civic leader Michael M. Boone, co-founder of the distinguished law firm of Haynes and Boone, has been re-elected chair of ... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: SMU group honors Sarah Saldaña ’84 as ... It was a touching moment for Sarah Saldaña, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as she picked up an award at Southern Methodist ... Learn More
Associate Provost & Prof. of Law Linda Eads joins Women's ... Linda Eads has just been invited by former First Lady Laura Bush to join the Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council at the George W ... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: Prof. Anthony Colangelo: Yes, the U.S ... As most of the world now knows, a number of high-profile FIFA officers have been indicted in the Eastern District of New York for various ... Learn More
Business Insider ranks SMU Dedman #21 - Best Law Schools in ... There's no denying that the main reason most people go to law school is to get a job. Attending a law school that offers a strong ... Learn More
The Washington Post: Brittany K. Byrd '11 Brittany Byrd '11 and her commitment to those serving in Federal Prison for non-violent drug offenses... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: Marshall Gandy '79 Front Runner for ... As the top brass for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission search for a new director for the agency’s Fort Worth Regional Office ... Learn More
Princeton Review: #2 SMU - Most Beautiful College Campus The Princeton Review's college rankings issue names SMU #2 in the campus beauty ranking of college campuses in the U.S. SMU's Georgian ... Learn More
Prof. Nathan Cortez named Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow Nathan Cortez is the inaugural Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies in SMU’s Dedman ... Learn More
Deborah Hankinson '83 Named Among the Best Lawyers in America Deborah Hankinson Named Among the Best Lawyers in America  Former Texas Supreme Court Justice recognized for work in mediation, arbitration Learn More
Clinic Director Natalie Nanasi weighs in on disparity ... After the recent Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage, many news and social media ... Learn More
Julie Forrester assumes the role of SMU Associate Provost Professor of Law, Julie Forrester, moves into the position of Associate Provost for SMU. Learn More
Dean Jennifer Collins weighs in on judiciary struggles of ... ArkansasOnline (August 30, 2015) - "Hot-car deaths of children puts judiciary o test" Learn More
Shonn Brown '98 named among Texas Lawyer's "Extraordinary ... TEXAS LAWYER (August 2015) - Shonn Brown '98 named in "Extraordinary Minorities" Learn More
Congratulations Mack Kidd Moot Court Team Coaches select 2015 Mack Kidd Moot Court Team Learn More

A Legacy of Leadership

Jenia Iontcheva Turner
Professor of Law

A Legacy of Leadership

David O. Taylor
Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Assistant Professor of Law
"The Supreme Court’s treatment of patent eligibility has created a moment not unlike 1952, when Congress amended the patent statute to overturn the Supreme Court’s so-called ‘invention’ requirement."

A Legacy of Leadership

Victoria Palacios
Associate Professor of Law
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

A Legacy of Leadership

George A. Martinez
Professor of Law

Events

Friday, Sep 18, 2015
Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation Inaugural Symposium 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. SMU Dedman School of Law
Hillcrest Classroom (Underwood Law Library)
6550 Hillcrest Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
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Friday, Sep 25, 2015
2015 Law School Reunion Weekend - 0's & 5's 7:00 P.M. - 11:59 P.M. Hickory Street Annex 501 S. 2nd Ave. #200
Dallas, TX
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Saturday, Sep 26, 2015
Law School Homecoming Tailgate - SMU v. James Madison 4:00 P.M. - 5:45 P.M. The SMU Boulevard (near Bishop Boulevard and Umphrey Lee Center) Learn More
Monday, Sep 28, 2015
SMU Dedman Law Alumni Breakfast at Texas Center for Judiciary Annual Conference 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Pearl 2 Room, Sheraton Dallas
400 North Olive Street 
Dallas, Texas, 75201
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Friday, Oct 2, 2015
2015 American Society of Comparative Law Annual Meeting Friday, October 2; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Saturday , October 3; 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SMU Dedman School of Law
Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library
 
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Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
12th Annual Appellate Judges Education Institute - Washington, DC Washington, D.C. Learn More

Dallas


Dallas has one of the nation's fastest growing economies, and is a true center of global commerce. Throughout the city are amazing restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment and arts districts. With moderate weather, low cost of living, and year-round sports, it is a richly diverse city with true Southern hospitality.

Dallas has one of the nation's fastest growing economies, and is a true center of global commerce. 


Growth
Dallas is the ninth-largest city and the DFW Metroplex make up the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation
Opportunity
Forbes, 2015: Texas is #1 - "Best State to Make a Living"; Dallas is #3 in the nation based on growth trends + region's momentum 
MUSTANG EXCHANGE
Mentor. Make a Difference.

One of the first mentorship programs of its kind, SMU Dedman School of Law’s
Mustang Exchange is an innovative “flash” mentorship program that connects current
law students with alumni and friends through multiple, one-on-one mentoring meetings.