Conferences & Symposia

Corporate Counsel Symposium

Launched in 1993, our annual Corporate Counsel Symposium is a significant annual event for corporate counsel and private practitioners. For many years, SMU Dedman Law students have planned the event with guidance from faculty and senior legal officers of major corporations.

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Venture Capital University Live

Launched in 2019 by NVCA and Startup@BerkeleyLaw, VC University LIVE is a three-day educational program on venture finance, held in partnership with universities across the country. VC University LIVE shines a spotlight on emerging venture communities and expands the focus on VC beyond the traditional hubs of California, Massachusetts and New York.  SMU will host the 2020 event on November 12-14.

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Ethics and Compliance Certificate

The SMU Ethics & Compliance Academy is a multi-disciplinary program designed for compliance, legal, and financial professionals. This program will strengthen your professional credentials and give you an immediate edge while you build your knowledge for higher levels of responsibility. The program is a collaboration within Southern Methodist University between the Cox School of Business, the Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership at the Dedman School of Law, and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.

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Corporate Directors Institute

The Corporate Directors' Institute is dedicated to helping members of boards of directors understand their legal, fiduciary, and ethical oversight responsibilities and gain practical insights into new rules, regulations, and polices that affect their companies and their boards.