Victoria Palacios

Headshot of Victoria Palacios, emeritus faculty member at SMU Dedman School of Law.

Professor Emeritus of Law

Emeritus faculty


Professor Palacios held the Hastie Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin College of Law from 1975-77; she taught at the University of Utah College of Law from 1977-83, and as an adjunct professor from 1983-88. She has been on the faculty of the National Institute of Corrections since 1987 and has written an NIC monograph, Parole Law (1990, revision to be published in 1994). From 1983-90 Professor Palacios was a member, and for two years chair, of the Utah Parole Board. In 1990-91 she was a visiting associate professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School. She taught in the areas of torts and criminal justice.

Area of expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Juvenile Law
  • Death Penalty
  • Actual Innocence


J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law


Death Penalty Project
Criminal Law
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Juvenile Justice
Actual Innocence Clinic


Criminal Law, 53 SMU Law Review 797 (2000)