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Director of Career Services

Steve Yeager is responsible for developing clerkships and permanent jobs with small and midsize law firms and internships with corporate employers, overseeing the professional development of students and counseling full-time JD students.

email: syeager@smu.edu
phone: 214/768-2850

Steve earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1990, summa cum laude in Finance and Real Estate from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He graduated cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law in 1993. While attending SMU, he served as Notes and Comments Editor of the SMU Law Review Association, was a member of Barristers and managed the tutorial program for all first year law students. From 1993 to 2002, Steve practiced with the Dallas office of Jones Day, where he concentrated in complex business and products liability litigation. From 2002 to 2008, he served as general counsel of Charity Capital, a financial services firm in Dallas, Texas. Professionally, Steve is a member of the Dallas Bar Association. He is also involved with the KIDS HOPE USA mentoring program and his son’s Boy Scout troop. He joined SMU Dedman School of Law as Director of the Office of Career Services in June 2009.

CAREER SERVICES OFFICE

Office Hours:

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

Telephone:

(214) 768-2797

Fax:

(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

OCS STAFF

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

MARY BETH NIELSEN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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

CLAUDIA CARBALLAL-BENAGLIO, INTERNATIONAL LL.M. ADVISOR

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

Claudia Beltran, Admin. Assistant

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