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
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas
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
Current General Counsel
Former General Counsel
Affiliated Computer Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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.