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Registration opens on March 2 for our 2015 On-Campus Interview, Houston Interview and Resume Collection Programs through Symplicity.

Fall 2015 Interview Programs

The On-Campus Interview Program allows employers to come to the Office of Career Services to interview first and second year J.D. day and evening students, third year J.D. students, General, Tax and International LL.M. students for summer, part-time or permanent, post-graduation positions.

August 2015 Houston Interview Program Date

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Houston/Galleria.  There is no fee to participate.

August 2015 Early Interview Program Dates

Weekday Interviewing: Monday to Friday, August 17-28, 2015

There is no fee to participate in the August 2015 Early Interview Program.

Fall 2015 Recruiting Phase II Program Dates

Weekday Interviewing:  Monday to Friday, October 5-9, 2015

Additional benefits of participating in Fall Recruiting Phase II:

  • There is no fee to interview on-campus during Phase II.
  • On-campus interviews will be conducted in the new, comfortable conference rooms within the Office of Career Services.
  • After-hours interviews may be scheduled: interviews can be flexibly arranged at anytime of day and evening from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Off-Campus/Resume Collection Program

The Resume Collection Program takes place in the fall and spring concurrently with On-Campus Interviews and permits employers who are unable to visit the SMU campus the opportunity to solicit applications directly from law students or graduates.

How Do New Employers Register For Symplicity?

  1. Using your Internet Browser, go to: https://law-smu-csm.symplicity.com/employers/
  2. Click on the “Register” tab
  3. Complete the Employer information that is requested
  4. Click the “Submit” button

We will send you an e-mail confirming your registration and containing your personal user name and password. You may then return to the employer site, login, and follow the instructions given below.

How Do Returning Employers Register To Participate In An Interview Program?

  1. Login at https://law-smu-csm.symplicity.com/employers/
  2. Click “OCI” on the Tool bar
  3. Click on the “Schedule Requests” tab
  4. Hit the “Request Schedule” button
  5. From the Session drop down at the top of the schedule request form, select “ Houston 2015 Interview Program”, "August 2015 Early Interview Program" or "Fall 2015 Recruiting Phase II".
  6. Complete the information that is requested
  7. Please feel free to make additional schedule notes in the box provided at the bottom of the form
  8. Click the “Submit” button

You will receive an email confirmation of the date you are assigned.

Mail your firm brochure or resume, signed Non-Discrimination Policy and, if you are a member of NALP the link to your NALP form to Mary Beth Nielsen by July 1, 2015.


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