Category Archives: Dedman School of Law

World Changing: New endowments add to SMU faculty strength

As SMU continues its commemoration of the Year of the Faculty, three new gifts for endowed faculty positions have brought the total number of such positions at SMU to 102 en route to achieving a goal of 110. A gift

Family Law Clinic Created

An anonymous gift of $4 million to SMU’s Dedman School of Law will endow the new VanSickle Family Law Clinic to provide free legal help for Dallas-area residents as well as essential skills training for Dedman Law students. The clinic,

Legal Center Gift Honors Father and Serves Victims

A new legal center at SMU’s Dedman School of Law will provide services for the victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other crimes against women. Ray L. ’65 and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt ’65 have committed $5 million to

Houston marks a milestone: Commitments top $100 million

SMU’s Houston-area alumni, parents and friends as well as foundations and corporations have committed more than $100 million to The Second Century Campaign. That dramatic announcement was made by Scott J. McLean ’78, SMU trustee and co-chair of the Campaign

Supporting student quality: Historic Dedman Law gift endows scholarships

Gifts to The Second Century Campaign are playing a central role in SMU’s successful efforts to attract top students to the Hilltop. Thanks to the generosity and farsightedness of donors, more than $160 million has been invested in SMU’s student

New Gifts Support Dedman Law

New leadership gifts to the Dedman School of Law will expand funding for one of the school’s eight legal clinics, add support for a successful scholarship program and create a new faculty position.

Providing Free Legal Services: Dedman School of Law’s Small Business Clinic

In 1947 SMU’s law school became one of the first in the country to sponsor a clinic offering free legal services for members of the public. Following in that tradition, the Dedman School of Law’s Small Business Clinic provides free

Noel Family Endows SMU Law School Deanship

DALLAS (SMU) — SMU’s Dedman School of Law has became one of the few law schools in the country with an endowed deanship, through a $4 million gift from the Noel family of Houston in honor of the late Judge