Tag Archives: Dedman School of Law

Three named 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

Three of SMU’s best teachers have been named 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors, as announced by the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence. This year’s honorees are Carrie La Ferle, Advertising, Meadows School of the Arts; Tom Mayo, Law, Dedman School of Law; and James … Continue reading

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21 SMU professors receive tenure, promotions for 2012-13

Twenty-one outstanding SMU faculty members will begin the 2012 academic year with promotions after receiving tenure as associate professors or being named to full professorships in May 2012. Read the full list under the link.

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Law School honors seven at 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Seven outstanding legal and business professionals were in the spotlight when SMU’s Dedman School of Law presented its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Westin Galleria. A tradition since 1986, the awards dinner is the Law School’s … Continue reading

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Research: Blue laws, green cards and other colorful legal terms

Elizabeth Thornburg never imagined that she would be turning to Dr. Seuss, Shakespeare and vaudeville for legal research. But those sources proved invaluable when she joined forces with another law professor, a law librarian and a legal lexicographer for the book … Continue reading

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Tune In: Listen live to learn your ‘Lawtalk’

Where did our law-related words and phrases originate and how did they become a common part of our everyday language? Find out with Krys Boyd of KERA Radio’s “Think” program as she hosts Elizabeth Thornburg, professor in SMU’s Dedman School of … Continue reading

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Dedman Law’s Beth Thornburg named next CTE director

Elizabeth Thornburg, professor in SMU’s Dedman School of Law, will serve as director of the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence effective June 1, 2012. During Spring Term 2012, she will begin work with current CTE Director Ron Wetherington to become familiar … Continue reading

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Law, human rights programs earn 2011 ‘Angel of Freedom’ awards

SMU’s Dedman School of Law and Embrey Human Rights Program received 2011 “Angel of Freedom” awards from the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) of North Texas. As HRI’s highest honor for people or groups committed to helping victims of human rights abuses, the awards were … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to give 2011 Raggio Lecture Aug. 29

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Linda Eads becomes SMU Associate Provost July 1, 2011

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11 SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2010-11

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