Faculty

Faculty
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

Jenia Iontcheva Turner
Professor of Law

A Legacy of Leadership

David O. Taylor
Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Assistant 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

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

George A. Martinez
Professor of Law

In The News

Dallas Morning News: Prof. Anthony Colangelo: Yes, the U.S ... As most of the world now knows, a number of high-profile FIFA officers have been indicted in the Eastern District of New York for various ... Learn More
Associate Provost & Prof. of Law Linda Eads joins Women's ... Linda Eads has just been invited by former First Lady Laura Bush to join the Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council at the George W ... Learn More
Prof. Nathan Cortez named Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow Nathan Cortez is the inaugural Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies in SMU’s Dedman ... Learn More
Clinic Director Natalie Nanasi weighs in on disparity ... After the recent Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage, many news and social media ... Learn More
Julie Forrester assumes the role of SMU Associate Provost Professor of Law, Julie Forrester, moves into the position of Associate Provost for SMU. Learn More
Profs. Turner & Jenks among Tower Center Spring 2015 Fellows ... Tower Center Fellows & Associates had successful academic semester.   Learn More
Dean Jennifer Collins weighs in on judiciary struggles of ... ArkansasOnline (August 30, 2015) - "Hot-car deaths of children puts judiciary o test" Learn More
SPEAKER SERIES, CONFERENCES AND ENDOWED LECTURE SERIES

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

Events

Friday, Sep 18, 2015
Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation Inaugural Symposium 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. SMU Dedman School of Law
Hillcrest Classroom (Underwood Law Library)
6550 Hillcrest Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
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Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015
SMU Homecoming and 100th Anniversary Celebration SMU Campus Learn More
Friday, Sep 25, 2015
2015 Law School Reunion Weekend - 0's & 5's 7:00 P.M. - 11:59 P.M. Hickory Street Annex 501 S. 2nd Ave. #200
Dallas, TX
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Saturday, Sep 26, 2015
Law School Homecoming Tailgate - SMU v. James Madison 4:00 P.M. - 5:45 P.M. The SMU Boulevard (near Bishop Boulevard and Umphrey Lee Center) Learn More
Friday, Oct 2, 2015
2015 American Society of Comparative Law Annual Meeting Friday, October 2; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Saturday , October 3; 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SMU Dedman School of Law
Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library
 
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Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
12th Annual Appellate Judges Education Institute - Washington, DC Washington, D.C. Learn More