SMU Law School Thought Leaders Lead Way on Juneteenth

June 19, Jennifer Collins, Dedman School of Law Dean (and co-author Leonard Baynes, Dean at the University of Houston Law Center), for a piece recognizing that Blacks are under-represented in Texas law schools and law firms, while providing solutions to increase those numbers. The article published in the Houston Chronicle can be read here.


June 19, Jessica Dixon Weaver, associate professor at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, for a “Perspective” piece pegged to Juneteenth that demonstrates how Blacks throughout history have been victimized – and often killed – due to false narratives created by white supremacists. The article published in the Washington Post can be read here.