Faculty Profiles

Faculty at SMU Dedman School of Law are engaged in prominent national and international scholarship.

Members of the full-time faculty are accomplished scholars and dedicated teachers. They include leading figures in many fields who have published extensively, served as law journal editors, organized local, national and international conferences, and engaged in extensive law reform and law practice. Not only do they hold outstanding academic credentials, but virtually all of them also have had practical experience before entering their teaching careers. Consequently, they provide the invaluable link between the theory of classroom instruction and the reality of legal practice. Dedman Law School professors are a diverse group, representing a variety of ages, cultural heritages, and specialties.

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Roy Ryden Anderson

Roy Ryden Anderson

Vinson & Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Professor of Law
Hillel Bavil

Hillel J. Bavli

Assistant Professor of Law
Lackland H Bloom

Lackland H. Bloom, Jr.

Larry and Jane Harlan Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Law
Dale Carpenter

Dale Carpenter

Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law and Professor of Law
Michaela C Cashen

Michaela C. Cashen

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Anthony J Colagelo

Anthony J. Colangelo

Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow and Professor of Law
James W Coleman

James W. Coleman

Assistant Professor of Law
Jennifer Collins

Jennifer M. Collins

Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law
Nathan Cortez

Nathan Cortez

Associate Dean for Research, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies
Gregory S Crespi

Gregory S. Crespi

Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professorship in Commercial and Insurance Law and Professor of Law
Ruth A. Cross

Ruth A. Cross

Director of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy Program and Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
William V. Dorseneo

William V. Dorsaneo, III

Chief Justice John and Lena Hickman Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law
Beverly C. Dureus

Beverly C. Dureus

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Julie P. Forrester

Julie P. Forrester

Associate Provost and Professor of Law
Jeffrey M. Gaba

Jeffrey M. Gaba

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor in Health Law
Joanna L. Grossman

Joanna L. Grossman

Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law and Professor of Law
Christopher H. Hanna

Christopher H. Hanna

Alan D. Feld Endowed Professor of Law and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
Grant M. Hayden

Grant M. Hayden

Professor of Law
Patricia S. Heard

Patricia S. Heard

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Joann Hubbard

JoAnn Hubbard

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Lolita Buckner Inniss

Lolita Buckner Inniss

Professor of Law and Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow
Greg Ivy

Greg Ivy

Associate Dean for Library and Technology and Senior Lecturer
Chris Jenks

Chris Jenks

Director of the Criminal Clinic and Associate Professor of Law
Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn

Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow and Professor of Law
John S. Lowe

John S. Lowe

George W. Hutchison Chair in Energy Law and Professor of Law
John A. Martinez

George A. Martinez

Professor of Law
Thomas WM Mayo

Thomas Wm. Mayo

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Law
Oryl Mazur

Orly Mazur

Assistant Professor of Law
Pamela R. Metzger

Pamela R. Metzger

Director of the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center and Professor of Law
Natalie Nanasi

Natalie Nanasi

Director of the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women and Assistant Professor of Law

Joseph J. Norton

James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor in Financial Institutions Law
Chante Prox

Chante Prox

Director of the VanSickle Family Law Clinic and Assistant Clinical Professor
Keith W. Robinson

W. Keith Robinson

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Associate Professor of Law
Paul C. Rogers

C. Paul Rogers III

Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law and Former Dean
Meghan J. Ryan

Meghan J. Ryan

Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Professor of Law
Eliot Shavin

Eliot Shavin

Assistant Director of the Civil/Consumer Clinic and Clinical Professor
Mary Spector

Mary Spector

Associate Dean for Clinics, Director of the Civil/Consumer Clinic and Professor of Law
Marc I. Steinberg

Marc I. Steinberg

Rupert and Lillian Radford Professor of Law
Heather L. Stobaugh

Heather L. Stobaugh

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Diane M. Sumoski

Diane M. Sumoski

Director of the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Institute for Children's Rights, and Associate Clinical Professor
Joshua C. Tate

Joshua C. Tate

Professor of Law
David O. Taylor

David O. Taylor

Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Associate Professor of Law
Elizabeth G. Thornburg

Elizabeth G. Thornburg

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Richard R. Lee Endowed Professor of Law
Jenia Iontcheva Turner

Jenia Iontcheva Turner

Amy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law
Jonni Walls

Jonni Walls

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Jessica Dixon Weaver

Jessica Dixon Weaver

Associate Professor of Law
Peter Winship

Peter Winship

James Cleo Thompson, Sr., Trustee Professor of Law

Don Bush

Judicial Faculty, Magistrate Judge - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Robert M. Fillmore

Judicial Faculty, Justice - Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals

Allen Joe Fish

Judicial Faculty, Senior District Judge - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Dennise Garcia

Judicial Faculty - District Judge, 303rd District Court

Bryan A. Garner

Distinguished Research Professor of Law

H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale

Judicial Faculty, Judge - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas

Kimberly C. Priest Johnson '00

Judicial Faculty, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for Eastern District of Texas

James A. Nugent

U.S. Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice

Wesley M. Oliver

Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, Director of Criminal Justice Program and Professor of Law

Irma C. Ramirez

Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
Maureen N Armour

Maureen N. Armour

Associate Professor Emeritus of Law
William J Bridge

William J. Bridge

Associate Professor Emeritus of Law

Regis W. Campfield

Professor of Law Emeritus and Marilyn Jeane Johnson Distinguished Law Faculty Fellow Emeritus

Beverly M. Carl

Professor Emeritus of Law

Linda S. Eads

Associate Professor Emeritus of Law

Ndiva Kofele-Kale

Professor Emeritus of Law

Henry J. Lischer Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Law

Charles J. Morris

Professor Emeritus of Law

Frederick C. Moss

Professor Emeritus of Law

John J. Mylan

Professor Emeritus of Law

Victoria Palacios

Associate Professor Emeritus of Law

Kenneth L. Penegar

Professor Emeritus of Law

Walter W. Steele, Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Law

Harvey Wingo

Vinson and Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Law

Reeni Ann Abraham, M.D.

Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Val J. Albright '86

Partner, Gardere

James 'Jay' Pappas Balfour

Associate General Counsel, Parkland Hospital

Daniel Baucum

Shareholder, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC

Matthew S. Beard '06

Associate, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman

Misty Birdsong

Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy

Jonathan Blum

Counsel, Polsinelli

Vickie S. Brandt

Attorney, The Fein Law Firm, PC

John G. Browning

Shareholder, Passman & Jones

Christa Brown-Sanford '04

Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Brook A. Busbee

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Criminal Clinic

Martin Camp

Professor of Practice and Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs

David W. Carstens

Partner, Carstens & Cahoon LLP

Eric Cedillo

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Hunter Centers 2018 Karnes Spring Break Clinic and Civil/Consumer Clinic

David J. Cho

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Small Business and Trademark Clinic

Wilson Chu '84

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Susan Mills Cipione '06

Shareholder, McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.

Robert P. Colwell '94

Attorney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

John M. Cone '83

Attorney, Ferguson, Braswell & Fraser

John M. Cox

Principal, John M. Cox & Associates, P.C.

Susan C. Cox

Partner, Jones Day

William Dawkins

CFO/Partner, Tatum LLC

Steven P. Doyle

General Counsel, Hill & Wilkinson - General Contractors

Dennis B. Drapkin

Partner (Retired), Jones Day

Joanne Early '89

Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Yolanda Eisenstein '04

Principal, Eisenstein Law Office

Sander L. Esserman '76

Shareholder, Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka

Stephen P. Fahey

Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern Dst. Of Tx

Randy W. Fickel

Former VP & Associate General Counsel Tax & Benefits, J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc.

C.W. (Peter) Flynn

Of Counsel, Locke Lord LLP

Patricia H. Flynn

Attorney, Department of Homeland Security

Jason B. Freeman

Managing Member, Freeman Law

David C. Gair

Shareholder, Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

Brent Gardner

Senior Counsel, Hewlett-Packard

Larry E. Glasgow '83

Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Rebecca A. Gregory

Of Counsel, Curran Tomko Tarski LLP

Susan M. Halpern

Attorney at Law, The Halpern Law Firm PLLC

Sally Helppie

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Small Business and Trademark Clinic

Eric F. Hinton

Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, 7-Eleven

Barksdale Hortenstine '77

Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Charles M. Hosch

Partner, Strasburger and Price LLP

Marc A. Hubbard

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Patent Law Clinic

Clifton T. Hutchinson '80

Partner, K&L Gates

M. Brett Johnson '94

Of Counsel, Fish & Richardson

Richard "Jay" Johnson

Partner, Jones Day

Lawrence R. "Larry" Jones

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Federal Tax Clinic

Kent C. Krause '82

Partner, Craddock Davis & Krause LLP

Gary M. Lawrence

Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Pacific Financial Group

David J. Lowery '78

Partner and Co-Head of Real Estate, Jones Day

Jay J. Madrid

Shareholder, Winstead PC

Eric D. Marchand '00

Partner, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P.

Ernest Martin, Jr.

Office Administrative Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Mike McCollum

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Criminal Clinic

Patsy Y. Micael

Associate Counsel, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

B. Tyler Milton

Adjunct Lecturer

Dudley W. Murrey '74

Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon, LLP

Dana Nahlen

Legal Executive, FIS

Charolette Noel '01

Partner, Jones Day

Christopher Nolland

Attorney, Christopher Nolland Law Office

Gerald N. Olson

President, G N Olson & Co.

David J. Parsons

Shareholder, Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka

Phillip B. Philbin

Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Ellen A. Presby '84

Attorney, Nemeroff Law Firm

Will Pryor

Attorney at Law

Shane Read

Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

G. Tomas Rhodus '71

Shareholder, Gray, Reed & McGraw, P.C.

Kirstine Rogers

Career Law Clerk, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Douglas K. Rudley

Senior Consultant (Retired), The BVA Group

Paul D. Schoonover '72

Of Counsel, The AM Lawyers

Mark A. Shank '81

Partner, Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP

Bart Showalter '93

Partner, Firmwide IP Chair, Baker Botts LLP

Ronald F. Shuff

Retired Senior Vice President - Secretary & General Counsel, Flowserve Corp.

Max "Bud" Silverberg

Attorney at Law, Maxel (Bud) Silverberg

Steven E. Smathers

Chief Legal Counsel, Sowell & Co.

Bruce S. Sostek

Partner, Thompson & Knight

Jaime Spellings

Vice President & General Tax Counsel, ExxonMobil

Sally Spurgin

Writing Specialist

Clifton A. Squibb '05

Partner, Hamilton & Squibb, LLP

Sid Stahl '56

Mediator-Arbitrator, Burdin Mediations

Harry W. Sullivan, Jr. '84

Senior Counsel-International, Conoco Phillips

Harriet Tabb

Shareholder, McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.

Don Tittle

Attorney, The Law Offices of Don Tittle

Michael J. Uhl '85

Attorney at Law, Michael Uhl, PC

Kay Van Wey

Founder and Owner, Van Wey Law

John Vernon

Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Peter Vogel

Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Brandie Wade

Adjunct Lecturer

Brian L. Webb '75

Attorney at Law, Webb Family Law Firm, P.C.

Glenn D. West

Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Russell Wilson II

Attorney, Law Office of Russell Wilson

Christopher Young

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Innocence Clinic

Angela C. Zambrano '97

Adjunct Lecturer

Luis G. Zambrano '01

Adjunct Lecturer