Expanding opportunities for business law

A generous gift from the Cain Foundation will endow and name the Cain Denius Business Law Boot Camp, housed within the Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership at the SMU Dedman School of Law. The endowment will provide permanent funding to support the innovative and intensive business and law course offered to second- and third-year law students interested in gaining business insight and proficiency. The course is designed to equip Dedman Law students with real-world business and law skills.

“The Cain Foundation appreciates SMU Dedman School of Law’s long-standing reputation for excellence in preparing graduates who successfully apply what they learn to their careers,” said Wofford Denius ’77 and John Cain, directors of the Cain Foundation. “We are thrilled that this endowment for the Cain Denius Business Law Boot Camp will enable SMU to provide students excellent educational opportunities in business and law for many years to come.”

The Cain Denius Business Law Boot Camp is taught by Dedman Law and SMU Cox School of Business faculty, as well as by experts from the legal and business industries. The interdisciplinary course reinforces the Rowling Center’s mission to become nationally recognized for developing leaders at the intersection of business and law. Started in 2019, the annual boot camp has grown in size and popularity with Dedman Law students. The Cain Foundation endowment will enable the boot camp to increase in frequency to twice annually, as well as enhance its course offerings and expand the high-quality instruction offered.