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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
Thomas W. Luce, III Scholarship Endowed by Perot Family $1.75 Million Gift Establishes Centennial Dedman Law Scholars Program at SMU   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

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


Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Faculty Forum
Prof. William M. (Bill) Sage
Univ. of Texas Law
12:00 Noon Storey Hall - AJ Thomas
SMU Dedman School of Law
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Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Faculty Forum
Prof. Anna Spain
Colorado Law
12:00 Noon Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn Dining Room
SMU Dedman School of Law
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Friday, Oct 23, 2015
Cyber-Security Symposium 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. SMU Dedman School
Hillcrest Classroom
Underwood Law Library
6550 Hillcrest Avenue
Dallas, Texas
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Friday, Oct 30, 2015
23rd Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium 8:30 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.

Park Cities Hilton
5954 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX  75225

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Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
The Texas Lawbook
Lions of the Texas Bar CLE
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. SMU Dedman School of Law Learn More
Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
12th Annual Appellate Judges Education Institute - Washington, DC Washington, D.C. Learn More
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Faculty Forum
Associate Professor Erin F. Delaney
Northwestern Law
12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m. SMU Dedman School of Law
Godwin Gruber Lawyer's Inn Dining Room
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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Faculty Forum
Professor Neil H. Buchanan
The George Washington University Law School
12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m. SMU Dedman School of Law
Godwin Gruber Lawyer's Inn Dining Room
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Dallas has one of the nation's fastest growing economies, and is a true center of global commerce. 

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Forbes, 2015: Texas is #1 - "Best State to Make a Living"; Dallas is #3 in the nation based on growth trends + region's momentum 
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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.