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Since 1928, alumni of SMU Dedman School of Law have distinguished themselves as global leaders in law, business, and government, and as prominent members of the judiciary. They are located in every state in the United States and in more than 80 countries around the world.

Jim Baldwin '86
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Wm. Stephen Boyd '81
Chief Legal Officer
Baylor Scott & White Health

Angela Braly '85
Chair, President & CEO, WellPoint, Inc.

Darwin Bruce ’95
COO, The Potter's House

Robert H. Dedman, Jr. '84
President, DFI Management, Ltd.

David Dillon '76
CEO, Kroger Co.

Antonio O. Garza '83
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
(2002 - 2009); Counsel, White & Case; Chairman of Vianovo Ventures

Don Godwin '73
Chairman and CEO, Godwin Lewis PC

Dennis J. Grindinger '82
Executive Vice President, South America, Hunt Oil Company, Inc.

Robert Hart ’86
General Counsel, Mark Cuban Companies

Chief Justice Nathan Hecht '74
Supreme Court of Texas

The Honorable S.M. Krishna '59
External Affairs Minister of India
(2009 - 2012)

Harriet Miers '70
Former White House Counsel;
Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Earl Nye '65
Chairman Emeritus of TXU Corp

Emily Parker '73
Managing Partner, Thompson & Knight

Edward B. Rust Jr. '75
Chairman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, & Chairman/CEO, State Farm Insurance

Sarah Saldaña '84
Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Congressman Lamar Smith '75
U.S. House of Representatives, 21st District of Texas

Dr. Helmut Sohmen '66
Chairman and President, BW Group

Felix Hong-Tu Tsai '78
Chairman, Cathay Financial Group & Cathay Life Insurance

Travis T. Tygart '99
CEO, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

Wayne Watts '80
Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AT&T

CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Chairmen, and Presidents

  • Allegiance Title Company

  • American Airlines

  • Austin Industries

  • Brinker International, Inc.

  • BW Group

  • Cathay Life Insurance

  • Coeur Mining, Inc.

  • ClubCorp

  • Communities Foundation

  • Dallas Cowboys

  • DFI Management, LTD

  • DuPont Chile

  • Fogo de Chao

  • The Hart Group

  • Hexter-Fair Title Company

  • Hunt Oil

  • Lincoln Property Companies

  • Magnolia Pictures

  • Omni Hotels

  • Potter's House of Dallas

  • Sixx Holdings

  • State Farm Insurance

  • Stewart Title Company

  • Texas Oil & Gas

  • TRT Holdings (Omni)

  • TXU

  • Tupperware

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

  • Walmart

Current General Counsel
  • AT&T

  • Baylor Scott & White Health

  • BJ Services Group

  • Chevron

  • Chief Oil & Gas LLC

  • Corner Bakery

  • Cuban Enterprises

  • Dallas Mavericks

  • Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

  • Florida Hospital Association

  • Interstate Battery

  • La Madeleine

  • LHP Hospital Group

  • Murchison Oil

  • Neiman Marcus Group

  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

  • Russell Reynolds

  • SMU

  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

  • Western Refining Co.

Former General Counsel
  • 7-Eleven

  • Affiliated Computer Services

  • Archon Group

  • Atmos Energy

  • Belo Corporation

  • Blockbuster

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

  • Commercial Metals

  • CompUSA

  • EDS

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

  • FedEx Kinko’s

  • Fossil

  • Fujitsu

  • Frito-Lay

  • Hexter-Fair Title Co.

  • Hicks Muse

  • Hunt Oil

  • Lennox International Inc.

  • MADD

  • Metro PCS Communications

  • Michaels Stores

  • National Dairy Holdings

  • Papa Johns

  • Sammons Corporation

  • TXU

  • WellPoint


  • SMU Dedman School of Law has counted among its alumni six justices of the Supreme Court of Texas, a justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, three justices of the Supreme Court of Japan, as well as justices on the highest courts of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand.

  • Alumni currently serve as judges on courts of appeal and as trial judges in Texas, throughout the United States, and around the world.

  • The current Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Lamar Smith '75

  • Governor of Florida, Rick Scott '78

  • Former White House Counsel, Harriet Miers '70

  • Former Ambassador to Mexico, Antonio O. Garza '83

  • Members of Congress

Leaders in the International LL.M. Program
  • SMU Dedman Law alumni have been managing partners of the largest law firms in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, and Taiwan.

  • Served as the chiefs of staff of the presidents of Uruguay and Korea as well as ministers in Korea, Argentina, Taiwan, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

  • LL.M. graduates have served as justices on the highest courts of Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Brazil, Taiwan, Korea, Egypt, and the Philippines.

  • Dedman Law has also trained a number of chief executive officers of companies around the world, including Cathay Insurance in Taiwan, DuPont Chile, and BW Group in Hong Kong.



Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours available by appointment.


(214) 768-3341


(214) 768-3340



Physical Address:

3315 University Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:

SMU Dedman School of Law
Alumni Development
P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275-0116


Lynn Switzer Bozalis '90

Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs

Abby N. Ruth ‘06

Director of Alumni Relations

Lynn Dempsey

Director of External Relations

Kristy Offenburger

Director of Communications & Marketing

Jessica Mannon

Assistant Director of Development

Rebekah Bell

Assistant Director of Special Events

Janet White

Advancement Associate

Brenda Aylesworth

Administrative Assistant