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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 30, 2015- New York, NY
UT Public Service Day January 29-30, 2015 - Austin, TX
El Paso Virtual Legal Job Fair February 2015
Midland and Odessa Virtual Legal Job Fair February 2015
Rio Grande Valley Virtual Job Fair February 2015
National Black Law Students Assoc. (NBLSA) Career Fair Date Pending, March 2015
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair July 19-25, 2015 - Washington, D.C. 
Job Fair is July 21 during conference.
National Bar Association Job Fair July 22, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA
Job Fair is part of Annual Convention. Must be member to attend.
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) July 24-25, 2015 - Atlanta, GA
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair Date Pending, July 2015 - San Francisco, CA
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair July 28, 2015 - Atlanta, GA
Patent Law Interview Program July 30-31, 2015 - Chicago, IL
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference Date Pending, August 2015 - Minneapolis, MN
Texas in Washington Recruitment Program August 2015 - Washington, DC
Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair Date Pending, August 2015 - Washington, DC
DuPont Legal Minority Job Fair Date Pending, August 2015 - Houston, LA, Wilmington
Boston Lawyers Group, Law Students of Color Date Pending, August 2015 - Boston, MA
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair August 21-22, 2015 - Kansas City, MO
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities Date Pending, August 2015 - Washington, DC
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair Date Pending, August 2015 - Denver, CO
Lavender Law Career Fair (GLBT) August 5-8, 2015 - Chicago, IL
Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program August 28, 2015 - Dallas, TX
Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair Date Pending, September 2015 - Location TBD
Equal Justice Works Career Fair Date Pending, October 2015 - 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 Blvd, 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,  (214) 768-3893

Linda A. Hale Esq., Director

Mid-Sized and Small Firm Development
Liaison to the Judiciary
 lahale@smu.edu,  (214) 768-2622

Rey Rodriguez Esq., Director

Corporate Development
Mid-Sized and Small Firm Development
Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
 reyr@smu.edu,  (214) 768-2850

Beth D. Lee, Associate Director

Evening Program
Government Development
 beth@smu.edu,  (214) 768-4065


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


 cbenaglio@smu.edu,  (214) 768-1469

Claudia Beltran, Admin. Assistant

 cbeltran@smu.edu,  (214) 768-2797