Conferences & Programs

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. View the 2020 program and materials.

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Business Leadership for Law Firm Executives

Business Leadership for Law Firm Executives

Business Leadership for Law Firm Executives is an exclusive ten-month transformational development program for Am Law 200 executives, including Managing Partners, Practice Group Leaders, and Office Leaders. This program is jointly offered by the Cox School of Business and the Dedman School of Law. Classes are limited to 25 to ensure that group discussion is valuable and professors can answer questions posed.

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Ethics and Compliance Certificate

The SMU Ethics & Compliance Certificate 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.