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Jenny B. Davis

Adjunct Professor of Practice

Jenny B. Davis is an award-winning magazine writer and editor, a licensed attorney and an editorial fashion photoshoot stylist and fashion show dresser.

Davis has spent nearly 20 years on the editorial mastheads at the ABA Journal magazine, Indulge magazine and Texas Lawyer newspaper. Her freelance writing and styling credits include USA Weekend, Saveur, Travel + Leisure, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Fodor’s Travel Guide, Virtuoso Life and many more. 

Throughout her career, she has attended New York Fashion Week every year since 2007, explained Enron, edited Clinton Kelly, patrolled the Rio Grande with border agents, styled celebrities, traveled on slow boats in China, eaten reindeer in Finland and hiked to hidden temples in Kuala Lumpur. 

Her personal style has been photographed by the legendary Bill Cunningham for the New York Times and has been featured on and in other media outlets; as an officially certified Star Wars cosplayer, she has performed at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago and London and has appeared on the Disney Channel in Europe and in numerous publications. 

She also has launched two niche fashion lines, earning a stint as a Macy’s Emerging Designer and a write-up in the New York Times. Currently, Davis writes a column for the ABA Journal, regularly writes and styles shoots for Fort Worth magazine and works as a freelance fashion stylist and as a fashion show dresser represented by the Kim Dawson Agency.


  • Juris Doctor, SMU Dedman School of Law, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, German, Arizona State University Honors College, 1992


  • Fashion Journalism
  • SMU LOOK magazine advisor


  • Stylewise: A Practical Guide to Fashion Styling (Bloomsbury, 2018)
  • The Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book (ABA Journal, 2005)
  • The Lawyer-President Coloring and Activity Book (ABA Journal, 2006)


Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts


Mission Statement

Undergraduate Studies

Classes (See Catalog)


Faculty and Staff


Division Projects

Advisory Board


Journalism in Dallas