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The OCS maintains its own library of career resources. The Resource Center contains a wide variety of publications on career and job search information, legal specialties and judicial clerkships. The center also maintains employer brochures, resumes and NALP (National Association for Law Placement) Forms for employers that interview on-campus or list job openings with the OCS.Martindale-Hubbell, the Texas Legal Directory, and other directories of lawyers are available to students and alumni. We have directories for courts, government agencies, non-profit and public interest organizations and corporations throughout the country. In addition, various reference books for non-legal/alternative careers are available for review.

The Technology Center is equipped with computer terminals, printers and a scanner to provide access to Westlaw, LexisNexis, and the internet for online research of the legal market and legal employers. The office subscribes to Symplicity, a web-based recruiting system which students use to manage the on-campus and off-campus recruitment programs, from the application process to scheduling interviews. Students also use Symplicity to conduct research on legal employers and access the online job bank for job opportunities posted by the OCS. Through the web-based features of the system, students have the ability to access these services on campus and from their home computers.

Fax and computing services

There is a fax machine in the OCS available for career related faxes; we will send and receive faxes for you at no charge.

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Office Hours:

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


(214) 768-2797


(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


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


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


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

Claudia Beltran, Admin. Assistant

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