Studying law at SMU gives students direct, personal access to an award-winning faculty. The SMU Law faculty is recognized throughout the region, nation, and even internationally for its contributions to the law. The faculty features numerous recipients of university-wide teaching and research awards, as well as national and international awards and distinctions.

The faculty includes scholars and innovators in a variety of fields, including constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, environmental law, health law, intellectual property, national security law, oil and gas law, public interest law, and tax law. These scholars regularly engage the world by appearing before congressional committees, working with state and federal regulatory agencies, arguing before state and federal courts, working with corporate executives and nonprofits, and regularly appearing in the media to translate their research or offer commentary on important stories of the day. Studying law at SMU gives students access to an exceptional faculty engaged in timely and cutting-edge research often informed by years of experience.

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

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).

A Legacy of Leadership

Jenia Iontcheva Turner
Amy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law

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

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."

Publications & Awards

Asst. Provost Julie Forrester releases new publications Publications/Presentations (February 2017) Learn More
Prof. Orly Mazur receives prominent recognition in TaxProf Blog TaxProf Blog (January 31, 2017) Learn More
Asst. Dean Martin Camp Nominated for HOPE Award January 2017 Learn More
Professor Grossman releases new casebook January 2017 Learn More
Josh Tate Presents "The Grand Jury in Historical Perspective" Presentations (September-December 2016) Learn More
Congratulations to Jeff Kahn on his recent achievements Publications, Reports & Presentations (2016) Learn More
Congratulations to Nathan Cortez AUGUST 2016 Learn More
Congratulations to Anthony Colangelo Recent Publications (August 2016) Learn More
Prof. Meghan Ryan drafts an ABA resolution Prof. Ryan's article Remedying Wrongful Execution, inspired the American Bar Association (ABA) to commission Prof. Ryan to write a ... Learn More
Prof. Ryan Awarded a Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship Five distinguished SMU professors received awards for their scholarship and support for their research when there were named 2016 ... Learn More
Marc I. Steinberg Publishes two New Books 'Securities Litigation Law, Policy, and Practice' & 'Lawyering and Ethics for the Business Attorney, Fourth Edition' Learn More

In The News

SMU Law to Host Lutie A. Lytle Conference (July 11-18) Learn More
Prof. Natalie Nasasi adds OpEd in DMN DMN (June 2018) Learn More
Prof. Dale Carpenter on Colorado Baker ruling DMN (June 2018) Learn More
Deason Center works to seek prisoner release (May 2018) Learn More
Prof. James Coleman in Washington Post WP (May 14, 2018) Learn More
Meghan Ryan recipient of 2018 Altshuler Award SMU (May 2018) Learn More
Deason Center Weighs in on Outdated Louisiana Law Featured in The Crime Report Learn More
Prof. Bill Bridge receives prestigious 2018 "M" Award SMU (April 17, 2018)   Learn More
Joanna Grossman Quote in the NYT NY Times (April 10, 2018) Learn More
Prof. Thornburg Honored by Texas Bar Foundation (March) Learn More
Inaugural Wellness Week at SMU Dedman School of Law SMU Dedman Law (March 2018) Learn More
Professor Grossman contributes article in Newsweek Newsweek (March 26, 2018) Learn More
Deason Center Prof. Pam Metzger in DMagazine news D Magazine (March 2018) Learn More
Professor Mary Spector interviewed on Ch. 5 NBC Ch. 5 NBC (February 21, 2018) Learn More
Professor Anthony Colangelo on nuclear strike orders SMU (February 14, 2018) Learn More
Professor James Coleman releases two new publications SMU (February 2018) Learn More
SMU Law Students Develop Innovative Legal Apps Dedman School of Law (January 16, 2018) Learn More
Professor Keith Robinson appointed Faculty-In-Residence SMU (January 25, 2017) Learn More
Prof. Thornburg: Justice Ginsburg’s book offers valuable ... Op Ed   Learn More
Asst. Dean Martin Camp contributes article to Dallas Bar Headnotes (January 2018) Learn More
Student Attorneys in VanSickle Family Law Clinic's Self-Help ... DMagazine (January 2018) Learn More

A complete listing of upcoming and past conferences, speakers and
symposia held at SMU Dedman School of Law.


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