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We are committed to providing career counseling and career development services to our current students as well as to serving our alumni as they further their legal careers. We also work with employers to help them meet their hiring needs with SMU Dedman School of Law students and graduates.

Our staff offers individual counseling and coaching to students to help them achieve their professional goals. We host seminars and speakers about relevant legal topics, educate students about job search techniques and sponsor job fairs and interview programs, all of which provide numerous opportunities for students to meet with practitioners both on and off campus. To our alumni we offer job search resources and access to job postings.

The Office of Career Services works closely with employers to make the legal hiring process as easy as possible and assists in filling positions at all levels – from summer clerks to lateral hires. We facilitate the recruiting efforts of employers by providing various forums for employers to interact with our students during the school year. We stay abreast of developments and trends in legal hiring and share this information with employers.

Mailing Address:
SMU Dedman School of Law
Office of Career Services
P. O. Box 750112
Dallas, TX 75275-0112

Physical Address:
SMU Dedman School of Law
Office of Career Services
3300 University Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75205

Telephone: (214) 768-2797
Fax: (214) 768-4390

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Counseling sessions are by appointment.
Please call (214) 768-2797.

The OCS Staff:

Karen C. Sargent Esq., Assistant Dean
Executive Director of Career Services
kcsargent@smu.edu
(214) 768-3893

Steve Yeager Esq., Director
Small Firm and Corporate Development
syeager@smu.edu
(214) 768-2850

Linda A. Hale Esq., Director
Government Development and Liaison to the Judiciary
lahale@smu.edu
(214) 768-2622

Beth D. Lee, Associate Director
Evening Program
beth@smu.edu
(214) 768-4065

Mary Beth Nielsen, Assistant Director
mnielsen@smu.edu
(214) 768-4049

Claudia Carballal-Benaglio, International LL.M. Advisor
cbenaglio@smu.edu
214-768-1469

Claudia Beltran, Admin. Assistant
cbeltran@smu.edu
(214) 768-2797


CAREER SERVICES OFFICE

Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday
8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Counseling sessions are by appointment.

Telephone:

(214) 768-2797

Fax:

(214) 768-4390

Physical Address:

3300 University Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:

SMU Dedman School of Law
Office of Career Services
P.O. Box 750112
Dallas, TX 75275-0112

OCS STAFF

Karen C. Sargent Esq., Assistant Dean

Executive Director of Career Services
kcsargent@smu.edu, Ph: (214) 768-3893

Steve Yeager Esq., Director

Small Firm and Corporate Development
syeager@smu.edu, Ph: (214) 768-2850

Linda A. Hale Esq., Director

Government Development and Liaison to the Judiciary
lahale@smu.edu, Ph: (214) 768-2622

Beth D. Lee, Associate Director

Evening Program
beth@smu.edu, Ph: (214) 768-4065

MARY BETH NIELSEN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Recruiting and Events
mnielsen@smu.edu, Ph: (214) 768-4049

CLAUDIA CARBALLAL-BENAGLIO, INTERNATIONAL LL.M. ADVISOR

cbenaglio@smu.edu, Ph: (214) 768-1469

Claudia Beltran, Admin. Assistant

cbeltran@smu.edu, Ph: (214) 768-2797