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In The News

Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center $7 million in gifts creates new center for innovative research and educational programs  Learn More
Congratulations to Sr. Associate Dean Beth Thornburg 2016 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Learn More
Congratulations Professor Chris Jenks Expert testimony given in Geneva Learn More
Prof. Maureen Armour receives distinguished teaching award Congratulations! Learn More
Judge Barbara Lynn '76 to be the Northern District's next ... First Female Chief Judge for the Northern District Learn More
Travis Tygart '99 to speak at Law School Hooding Ceremony Keynote Speaker  Learn More
Congratulations Board of Advocates 2015 - 2016 Moot Court Competitions Learn More
Dean Steve Yeager completes 3rd article SMU Law Corporate Counsel Externship Program Learn More
Kate Cassidy '04, In-house counsel for Texas Rangers For lone Rangers corporate lawyer, baseball is an appealing environment Learn More
SMU Dedman Law Appoints Four New Professors Teaching fall 2016 on issues from constitutional law and LGBT rights to energy regulation, voting rights, and gender and the law. Learn More
50th Annual Air Law Symposium Explores Aviation Issues More than 450 Aviation Lawyers and industry representatives attend symposium Learn More
Inns of Court Olympics makes Mustang Minute Law students blow off some steam in 2016 Inns of Court Olympics  Learn More
Dallas Morning News interviews Anne Bromberg Her love of art continues Learn More
Alumna Irma Carrillo Ramirez '91 receives Presidential nomination Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Learn More
The 2016 Texas Legal Scholars Workshop Register for the Second Annual Workshop to be held August 26-27  Learn More
SMU takes Top Honors at Duberstein Moot Court Competition History-making National Competition Back to Back Wins! Learn More
Prof. John Lowe weighs in on indictment of Chesapeake Energy ... Alleged violations of the Sherman Act Learn More
Dedman Law Barristers visit Genesis Women's Shelter Barristers served others in a special way! Learn More
SMU Law Moot Court Team advances to National Competition Congratulations to the SMU Law Moot Court Team Learn More
SMU Dedman School of Law honors five Distinguished Alumni 29th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards   Learn More
Assoc. Dean Mary Spector weighs in on Tenant subleasing Apartment Spector says landlords have a legitimate complaint. Learn More
New Orientation Program emphasizes diverse networks & teams SMU Dedman Law diversity program featured in preLaw Magazine. Learn More
Dallas Business Journal: Focus on Corporate Counsel SMU Dedman Law's Steve Yeager talks about the changing face of General Counsel. Learn More
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
George Martinez-Interview in Dallas Morning News DMN talks with Prof. Martinez on the new rules for obtaining copies of birth certificates Learn More
Prof. Meghan Ryan interviewed on Bloomberg Radio Professor Ryan discusses two recent Supreme Court cases... Learn More
The National Jurist: Dallas #2 Best City for Young Attorneys Higher salaries, better buying power and robust legal communities are just a few reasons why...   Learn More
Al Jazeera America: Families long for justice after civilian ... Prof. Chris Jenks quoted in Al Jazeera Learn More
Dallas News: Hope Shimabuku '05 - USPTO Regional Director Named director of the new Texas Regional Office of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, started out in mechanical engineering before becoming an ... 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
Thompson & Knight Names Mark M. Sloan '90 as Firm's Next ... Sloan to take office in February 2016 Learn More
In Memoriam: Professor Joe McKnight (1925-2015) Professor McKnight inspired many through his historic contributions to the development of family and matrimonial property law in Texas, as well ... Learn More
SMU Dedman Law Moot Court Program Ranked 5th in the U.S. Congratulations to the SMU Dedman School of Law Board of Advocates...    Learn More
Jason Cohen '15 Receives TAJC Student Pro Bono Award Jason has the unique distinction of having earned the most law-related public service hours in his class and is amongst the top 5 on record by ... Learn More
Students Attend National Asian Pacific American Bar ... SMU recently sent Lianne Baldridge (2L), Nadia Khalid (3L), Jin Shin (2L), Hao Wu (2L), and Ashley Yen (2L) to the annual National Asian Pacific ... Learn More
Dedman Law Faculty Scholarship in Action OUR FACULTY'S SCHOLARSHIP APPLIED IN THE REAL WORLD     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
Tsai Center Inaugural Event: IP Symposium  Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues: The Future of Innovation and Intellectual Property Learn More
Innocence Clinic Witnesses History as First Client Released ... Conviction of Mr. Chaney Based on a Bite Mark Thrown Out   Learn More
Thomas W. Luce, III Scholarship Endowed by Perot Family $1.75 Million Gift Establishes Centennial Dedman Law Scholars Program at SMU   Learn More
First-Year Law Students Welcomed to Campus “Abuzz” might be the only word to describe SMU Dedman School of Law as it welcomed the Classes of 2018 and 2019 to campus this year ... Learn More
Wayne Watts '80 retires as General Counsel for AT&T Wayne Watts '80 announces retirement from AT&T after 32 years of service Learn More
Frank Branson '69 & Gruber Hurst score 71 Million Jury Win Frank Branson and Michael K. Hurst sure deserve the weekend.   Learn More
Alumnus Peter Sefzik '09 named Comerica's Texas Market President Sefzik takes over as the President of the Texas market at Comerica Learn More
Student Spotlight - Laura and Jake Torres Laura Torres, a second-year law student in the evening program, was born in Mexico and raised in West Dallas. She graduated from DISD's Judge ... 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
Shonn Brown '98 named among Texas Lawyer's "Extraordinary ... TEXAS LAWYER (August 2015) - Shonn Brown '98 named in "Extraordinary Minorities" Learn More
Congratulations Mack Kidd Moot Court Team Coaches select 2015 Mack Kidd Moot Court Team 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
Deborah Hankinson '83 Named Among the Best Lawyers in America Deborah Hankinson Named Among the Best Lawyers in America  Former Texas Supreme Court Justice recognized for work in mediation, arbitration Learn More
Princeton Review: #2 SMU - Most Beautiful College Campus The Princeton Review's college rankings issue names SMU #2 in the campus beauty ranking of college campuses in the U.S. SMU's Georgian ... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: Marshall Gandy '79 Front Runner for ... As the top brass for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission search for a new director for the agency’s Fort Worth Regional Office ... Learn More
The Washington Post: Brittany K. Byrd '11 Brittany Byrd '11 and her commitment to those serving in Federal Prison for non-violent drug offenses... Learn More
Business Insider ranks SMU Dedman #21 - Best Law Schools in ... There's no denying that the main reason most people go to law school is to get a job. Attending a law school that offers a strong ... 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
Dallas Morning News: SMU group honors Sarah Saldaña ’84 as ... It was a touching moment for Sarah Saldaña, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as she picked up an award at Southern Methodist ... Learn More
Mike Boone '67 re-elected Chairman of the SMU Board of Trustees DALLAS (SMU) – Civic leader Michael M. Boone, co-founder of the distinguished law firm of Haynes and Boone, has been re-elected chair of ... Learn More
From Plano to Pago Pago: SMU Graduates Clerk at Top Courts Great grades, extracurricular accomplishments while in law school, and strong legal research and writing skills are among the most important ... Learn More
Kristin Kruse '06 named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston HOUSTON (2015) -- Kristin Kruse '06 named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston Learn More
Mark Kelly '81 named to 2015 NACD Directorship 100 HOUSTON (2015) - Mark Kelly named to 2015 NACD Directorship 100 Learn More
Profs. Turner & Jenks among Tower Center Spring 2015 Fellows ... Tower Center Fellows & Associates had successful academic semester.   Learn More

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

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).

Events

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Communities Foundation of Texas and SMU Host Seminar for Professional Advisors 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Communities Foundation of Texas
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
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Saturday, May 14, 2016
2016 SMU Dedman School of Law Hooding Ceremony 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Law Quad
SMU Dedman School of Law
3315 Daniel Avenue
Dallas, Texas

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Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
State Bar Alumni Reception 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bob's Steak & Chop House
Private Dining Room
1300 Houston Street
Fort worth, Texas
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Friday, Aug 26, 2016
The 2016 Texas Legal Scholars Workshop 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. SMU Dedman School of Law
3315 Daniel Avenue
Dallas, Texas  75205
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Dallas


Dallas has one of the nation's fastest growing economies, and is a true center of global commerce. Throughout the city are amazing restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment and arts districts. With moderate weather, low cost of living, and year-round sports, it is a richly diverse city with true Southern hospitality.

Dallas has one of the nation's fastest growing economies, and is a true center of global commerce. 


Growth
Dallas is the ninth-largest city and the DFW Metroplex make up the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation
Opportunity
Dallas #2 - "Best Cities for Young Attorneys", The National Jurist, 2016;
Texas #1 - "Best State to Make a Living", Forbes, 2015 
MUSTANG EXCHANGE
Mentor. Make a Difference.

One of the first mentorship programs of its kind, SMU Dedman School of Law’s
Mustang Exchange is an innovative “flash” mentorship program that connects current
law students with alumni and friends through multiple, one-on-one mentoring meetings.