Tag Archives: Dedman School of Law

Calendar Highlights: Oct. 16, 2014

World Changing 101: SMU Hegi Career Development Center presents World Changing 101: Why Should You Do Public Service? Featuring representatives from Teach for America, Peace Corps, CityYear and CitySquare, guests will explore how public service experiences apply to future careers. The event will take place … Continue reading

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Family Weekend 2014: Follow the Clues to SMU

Family members from across the nation will “follow the clues to SMU” for Family Weekend 2014, Oct. 24-26. Sponsored by Student Foundation and organized by the Family Weekend committee, the three-day event is devoted to SMU students and their families. … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 2, 2014

Happiness Symposia:  Continuing its two-month series on “Happiness: What Makes you Smile?,” the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute presents Kent Berridge, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Berridge will discuss how affective neuroscience begins to identify some of the brain’s wellsprings … Continue reading

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$4 million gift will create new family law clinic in SMU’s Dedman School of Law

A donation 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 donor whose … Continue reading

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Five SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2013-14

Five distinguished faculty members, with nearly 200 years of combined service to SMU, retired with emeritus status during the 2013-14 academic year. Congratulations to the following professors: • Richard V. Helgason, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Lyle School of Engineering (1979 to 2014) • Joseph W. McKnight, Professor Emeritus of … Continue reading

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Tenure, promotion for 18 SMU professors effective for 2014-15 academic year

Eighteen SMU faculty members have received promotions effective with the 2014-15 academic year. Continue reading

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SMU names three honorary degree recipients for 2014

Three outstanding individuals, including a current and a former SMU professor, will receive honorary degrees at the University’s 99th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 17, in Moody Coliseum. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson and Methodist historian Richard P. Heitzenrater will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. SMU law … Continue reading

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Law Professor Chris Jenks receives 2014-15 Fulbright Grant

Chris Jenks, an assistant professor in SMU’s Dedman School of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholars Grant to spend six months in Australia researching how emerging technologies impact accountability in armed conflict. Jenks, who joined the Dedman Law faculty in 2012, … Continue reading

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FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker to deliver keynote at 2014 SMU Air Law Symposium, April 3-4

Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker will be keynote speaker at the 48th annual SMU Air Law Symposium sponsored by the University’s Dedman School of Law and Journal of Air Law and Commerce. The two-day event will be at the Omni Mandalay Hotel Las … Continue reading

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SMU mourns death of Law Professor Sarah McQuillen-Tran

Sarah McQuillen-Tran didn’t let a second battle with leukemia keep her from her class in property law. During Fall 2012 mid-terms, she taught 80 first-year SMU law students via Skype from her hospital bed in Baylor University Medical Center. The University community … Continue reading

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