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Associate Dean for Administration, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy Program


Email: rcross@mail.smu.edu

Phone: 214-768-4670

Education:

B.A., University of Texas at Austin (Plan II, magna cum laude)
J.D., University of Texas at Austin

Ruth Cross is the Associate Dean for Administration and has held this position since the Fall of 2008. She also teaches courses in Texas Pre-Trial Procedure, and Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure. She is also the Director of the Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy program. She taught legal research and writing as an adjunct at SMU from 1984 until 1999, before joining the faculty on a full-time basis. Prior to SMU, Ms. Cross worked in the Dallas offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld, and Arter & Hadden as a litigator, with an emphasis on appellate practice.