• Full-Time Faculty
  • William J. Bridge

  • Associate Professor of Law

  • fulltime Faculty
  • William J. Bridge

  • Associate Professor of Law

William J. Bridge

Associate Professor of Law

  • Biography

    • A member of Phi Beta Kappa and of the Georgetown Law Journal, Professor Bridge was assistant dean and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center before accepting the Jervey Fellowship in Foreign Law from Columbia University in 1976-78. He studied at the Faculties of Letters and of Law at the University of Caen, France, in 1970-71, and at the French Court of Cassation, the French Council of State, and the French Center for Comparative Law in 1977-78. In 1984 and 1986, Professor Bridge was a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Fluent in French, he publishes and pursues research in evidence, professional responsibility, criminal procedure, and foreign law.
  • Education

    • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University
      J.D., Georgetown University
  • Courses

    • Criminal Law
      Professional Responsibility
      Comparative Law
  • Articles

    • Can We Talk?:  A "Steele-Y" Analysis of ABA Opinion 411, 52 SMU Law Review 683, 64 Journal of Air Law & Commerce 633 (1999) (with Moss), excerpted in Richard A. Zitrin & Carol M. Langford, LEGAL ETHICS IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW, (2d ed. 2002), at 135
  • Presentations

    • Speaker, Conference for Bankruptcy Judges
      SMU Dedman School of Law
      (September 2003)

      Texas Association of State University Attorneys
      (September 2003)

      Preservation of Error
      Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
      Criminal Courts Practice Seminar
      Dallas, TX (October 2003)

      Speaker at dinner for President’s Scholars
      (October 2003)

      Professional Responsibility
      Legal Services of NorthWest Texas (October 2003)

      Amnesty International National Hearings on Racial Profiling
      (November 2003)

      Civility in the Classroom
           Presenter, Perkins School of Theology
                Faculty Forum (December 2003)
           Co-facilitator, Teaching Effectiveness Symposium
                SMU (August 2004)

      Basics of Evidence
      Mock Trial Workshop
      SMU Board of Advocates
      (September 2004)

      Medical and Legal Ethics of the Schiavo Case
      Higginbotham Inn of Court
      Dallas, TX (October 2004)

      Basics of Evidence
      Trial Skills Section, Dallas Bar Association
      (with Judges Barbara Lynn and Joe Cox)
      Dallas, TX (November 2004)
  • Other

    • Professional Responsibility Update
      Dallas Chapter, Federal Bar Association
      Federal Civil Practice Seminar, 2002

      Recent Developments in Evidence Law in the Fifth Circuit
      Dallas Chapter, Federal Bar Association
      Federal Practice Seminar, 1998, 1999, 2000