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SMU Dedman School of Law students participate in and interview at several off-campus programs throughout the year. These programs are jointly sponsored with other law schools and/or organizations and are typically targeted at specific employer or student groups.

SMU Dedman School of Law participates in the following job fairs:

International Student Interview Program January 24, 2014- New York, NY
UT Public Service Day January 30-31, 2014 - Austin, TX
El Paso Virtual Legal Job Fair February 2014
Midland and Odessa Virtual Legal Job Fair February 2014
National Black Law Students Assoc. (NBLSA) Career Fair March 12-16, 2014 - Milwaukee, Wi
Rio Grande Valley Job Fair March 14, 2014 - Edinburgh, TX
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair July 20-26, 2014 - Scottsdale, AZ
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) July 25-26, 2014 - Atlanta, GA
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair July 26, 2014 - San Francisco, CA
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair July 29, 2014 - Atlanta, GA
Patent Law Interview Program July 31-August 1, 2014 - Chicago, IL
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference August 1, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN
Texas in Washington Recruitment Program August 1, 2014 - Washington, DC
Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair (date pending) August 2014 - Washington, DC
DuPont Legal Minority Job Fair August 2, 2014 - Houston, LA, Wilmington
Boston Lawyers Group, Law Students of Color August 1, 2014 - Boston, MA
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair August 1-2, 2014 - Kansas City, MO
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities (date pending) August 2014 - Washington, DC
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair August 1, 2014 - Denver, CO
Lavender Law Career Fair (GLBT) August 21-23, 2014 - New York, NY
Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program August 22, 2014 - Dallas, TX
Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair September 10-13, 2014 - Denver, CO
Equal Justice Works Career Fair October 24-25, 2014 - Washington, DC

If you would like to learn more about the job fairs listed above, please contact Mary Beth Nielsen at mnielsen@smu.edu or 214/768-4049.


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