Career Services

Career Services

OUR FOCUS - YOUR SUCCESS


SMU Dedman School of Law Office of Career Services is committed to fostering the professional development of our students to position them for success in law and business. We also work with a wide variety of employers, helping them meet their hiring needs with our students and graduates while providing students access and exposure to a broad range of employment opportunities.

Meet the Career Services Team. Our staff offers individual counseling and coaching to students to help them achieve their professional goals. We host seminars and speakers who discuss relevant legal topics that educate students about practice specialties and job search techniques, sponsor on and off-campus interview programs and participate in job fairs nationwide. All of which provide numerous opportunities to meet and work with practitioners both on and off campus throughout the school year and summers. 

The Office of Career Services works closely with employers to make the legal hiring process as easy as possible and assists in filling positions at all levels – from summer clerks to lateral hires. By providing numerous forums for employers to interact with our students year-round, we promote our employers and facilitate their recruiting efforts. 
MUSTANG EXCHANGE
Mentor. Make a Difference.

One of the first mentorship programs of its kind,
SMU Dedman School of Law’s Mustang Exchange 
is an innovative “flash” mentorship program that connects
current law students with alumni and friends through multiple,
one-on-one mentoring meetings.

Events

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Tony Mauro presents "The Supreme Court Sequel" 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Hillcrest Classroom
Underwood Law Library
SMU Dedman School of Law
6550 Hillcrest Avenue
Dallas, TX
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In The News

Dedman Law receives ABA Gambrell Professionalism Award (June 2017) Learn More
Dean Collins on Dedman Law Transition to Practice Texas Bar Journal (May 2017)   Learn More
Law students spend spring break helping immigrant women ... SMU News (March 7, 2017) Learn More
Linda Hale explains benefit of Judicial Externships for students NALP Bulletin (March 2017) Learn More
Congratulations Law Students Joshua Smith and Kevin Pierce Student News (March 2017)   Learn More
Moot Court Competition renamed Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst Moot ... SMU Dedman Law (January 27, 2017)   Learn More
Dedman Law Salutes our Veterans Overheard @ SMU (November 11, 2016)   Learn More
3Ls Jake and Laura Torres assist West Dallas community ... DALLAS MORNING NEWS (October 14, 2016) Learn More
Business Insider ranks SMU Dedman Law Number 32 BUSINESS INSIDER (July 25, 2016) Learn More
Dedman Law Ranks #3 in Real Estate Law LAW STREET (June 2016) Learn More
Dean Steve Yeager completes 3rd article SMU Law Corporate Counsel Externship Program Learn More
New Orientation Program emphasizes diverse networks & teams SMU Dedman Law diversity program featured in preLaw Magazine. Learn More
Dallas Business Journal: Focus on Corporate Counsel SMU Dedman Law's Steve Yeager talks about the changing face of General Counsel. Learn More
The National Jurist: Dallas #2 Best City for Young Attorneys Higher salaries, better buying power and robust legal communities are just a few reasons why...   Learn More

A Legacy of Leadership

Maureen N. Armour
Co-Director of the Civil Clinic and Associate Professor of Law

A Legacy of Leadership

Nathan Cortez
Associate Dean for Research, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies
"How does law deal with the novel and unexpected? I spend a lot of my teaching and research time on this question."

A Legacy of Leadership

Jessica Dixon Weaver
Associate Professor of Law
“The dilemma that the sandwich generation faces is an economic standoff between support for their children’s future or their parents’ decline. As the caregiving needs of seniors and children synchronize, it is useful to develop theoretical and practical legal solutions that garner public support for the demands that an increasingly larger aging population will have on the private family.”

A Legacy of Leadership

David O. Taylor
Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Associate Professor of Law
"The Supreme Court’s treatment of patent eligibility has created a moment not unlike 1952, when Congress amended the patent statute to overturn the Supreme Court’s so-called ‘invention’ requirement."

A Legacy of Leadership

Mary Spector
Associate Dean for Clinics, Director of the Civil/Consumer Clinic and Professor of Law

A Legacy of Leadership

Victoria Palacios
Associate Professor of Law
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

A Legacy of Leadership

Jeffrey Kahn
Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow and Professor of Law
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." - Justice Brandeis, dissenting in Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 479 (1928).