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

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

A Legacy of Leadership

Nathan Cortez
Associate Dean for Research 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

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

Jeffrey Kahn
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).

In The News

Prof. Kahn's expertise on "No Fly List" gets global coverage Prof. Jeff Kahn speaks on 'No Fly List' and other national topics Learn More
Prof. Meghan Ryan interviewed on Bloomberg Radio Professor Ryan discusses two recent Supreme Court cases... Learn More
George Martinez-Interview in Dallas Morning News DMN talks with Prof. Martinez on the new rules for obtaining copies of birth certificates Learn More
Al Jazeera America: Families long for justice after civilian ... Prof. Chris Jenks quoted in Al Jazeera Learn More
Anne R. Bromberg pledges $2 million for the creation of the Alan R. Bromberg Centennial Chair in honor of her late husband, a renowned SMU Dedman Law professor...   Learn More
Dallas News: Prof. Paul Rogers provides commentary on ETP's ... Energy Transfer’s planned $38 billion merger held up  by the FTC    Learn More
The Washington Post: Prof. Kahn's Op Ed on "Bridge of Spies" Kahn's focus is Constitutional Law, National Security, Russian Law  Learn More
Dean Jennifer Collins weighs in on judiciary struggles of ... ArkansasOnline (August 30, 2015) - "Hot-car deaths of children puts judiciary to test" 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
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
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
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
Profs. Turner & Jenks among Tower Center Spring 2015 Fellows ... Tower Center Fellows & Associates had successful academic semester.   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

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
Houston Alumni Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Grove
1611 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010

 
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Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
Faculty Forum
Professor David Faigman
University of California Hastings College of Law
12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Godwin Gruber Lawyer's Inn Dining Room Learn More