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The Office of Career Services maintains a Job Bank for students and graduates on Symplicity. Legal employers may easily post year-round for positions for law students or lateral positions for experienced attorneys at no charge. If you are interested in hiring a law student as a clerk or permanent associate or if you need to hire an experienced attorney for a lateral position, we can assist you with your hiring needs.

Employers may specify their preference for receiving resumes and additional application materials. Materials may be sent to the designated contact by:

  • Online Collection of Resumes: Through Symplicity, employers can access the materials from the students who responded to the job posting, and then generate a resume booklet.
  • Direct Contact: Applicants may be instructed to send materials directly to you via email, fax, mail or your organization’s web site.
  • Resume Collection: The Office of Career Services will collect resumes on your behalf and send them to you in one packet.

How to Post a Job?

  1. Online Form sent to the Office of Career Services
    Complete the Online Job Posting Form. When you submit the online form, your posting will go directly to our office. We will post the job for you within 24 hours.
  2. Online through Symplicity
  3. Fax to the Office of Career Services

You will receive a confirmation email from the Office of Career Services when the job has been posted. When the position has been filled, please contact our office so that we can remove the posting from the Job Bank. If you need assistance with your job posting, please contact Beth Lee, Associate Director, at beth@smu.edu or 214/768-4065.

How to Initiate a Resume Collection?

Please contact the Office of Career Services (lawcareer@mail.smu.edu or 214-768-2797) for assistance.


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