Get Involved

Meet the Firms Night

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
This networking event is an efficient and productive way for employers that participate in our Recruiting Programs to meet the 1L class.  More than 50 law firms and 150 lawyers and recruiting professionals participate in this high energy, interactive evening. To register, contact Mary Beth Nielsen (mnielsen@smu.edu).

Mock Interview Programs

Mustang Exchange – Flash Mentoring Program
 
Not a traditional one-on-one, long-term mentorship, the Flash Mentoring program, you are able to participate as often or as little as your schedule permits. You can mentor a law student via email, phone conference or brief meeting over coffee near your office – the choice is yours through our Flash Mentoring Program. Complete our e-mentor form
 
Learn more about the Mustang Exchange and Flash Mentoring: https://mustangexchange.chronus.com/p/p1/about



Mock Interview Match

Mock Interview Match provides rising 2L students the opportunity to practice their interview skills before an attorney in a real-world, law firm environment. As an attorney-interviewer, you would agree to provide at least one interview session with the student – in your office at a mutually agreeable day and time. Employers have the opportunity to have meaningful contact with students in advance of fall recruiting. 
 
To participate in Mock Interview Match, contact Karen Sargent (kcsargent@smu.edu or 214.768.3893).
 

DAYL Mock Interview Program

This program is sponsored by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers each spring semester. If you are willing to conduct mock interviews on campus in January, please contact Beth Lee (beth@smu.edu).

Employer Receptions and Events

On-Campus Events

We welcome your firm to campus for involvement with our students. There are many ways to participate year-round.
 
On-Campus opportunities to raise your firm’s visibility:
  • Sponsor 1L Career Services Orientation in November, Recruiting Orientation in April or OCI Orientation in July
  • Host End of 1L Year Celebrations and Study Breaks—held on campus during the last week of class each semester
  • Speak on Panels and Presentations—on a variety of educational, career and practice topics
  • Co-Sponsor an Existing Law School Event (e.g. Professional Development Summit in January or Diversity + Inclusion Week in September)
 
We can assist with scheduling, marketing and other logistics.  Contact Mary Beth Nielsen at mnielsen@smu.edu or 214-768-4049.
 

Off-Campus Events

We can assist in publicizing employer receptions whether held in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex or in locations across Texas, the U.S. and abroad.  Send us your invitation and we will be glad to forward it to our students.
 
.  A few examples of off-campus events to connect with our students:
  • Meet and Greets—over winter break and after spring exams
  • Law Review Receptions—in July after new members are announced
  • Dean’s List Receptions— after grades are released for 1Ls

Collaborate with Student Organizations

Student organizations appreciate the support of the Dallas legal community. To connect with leaders of student organizations, please see the list of student organizations and their officers. If you have questions, contact Rey Rodriguez (reyr@smu.edu).

Contact Us

To learn more about the opportunities above, please contact Mary Beth Nielsen (mnielsen@smu.edu). Government employers may contact Beth Lee (beth@smu.edu).

 

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