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Dedman Law receives ABA Gambrell Professionalism Award (June 2017) Learn More
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Dedman Law Students receive Scholarships Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation (May 24, 2017) Learn More
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Professor Kahn receives prestigious awards May 2017 Learn More
Congratulations to Profs. Dureus, Grossman, Hayden and Steinberg May 2017 Learn More
Prof. Robinson receives Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Award SMU CTE (May 9, 2017) Learn More
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3 Dedman Law Faculty Members recognized with new titles MAY 2017 Learn More
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1L Aaron Diggins delivers TEDxSMU speech to 600 students Veteran encourages "Illuminate the World" Learn More
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Chrysta Castañeda '91 among Top Women in Energy Law TEXAS LAWYER (December 1, 2016) Learn More
Jenia Turner Appointed to Endowed Centennial Professorship Dec. 1, 2016 Learn More
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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

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."

Events

Friday, Nov 2, 2018
Save-the-Date - Reunion Weekend for 3s & 8s 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 
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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 #4 - "Best State to Make a Living", Forbes, 2017 
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.