Jennifer M. Collins Women's Leadership Initiative

The Jennifer M. Collins Women’s Leadership Initiative aims to enhance the leadership and professional skills of women SMU Law students and practicing attorneys and address the unique challenges they may face during their education and throughout their careers. Led by Dedman Law Director of Alumni Relations Ashley Ellis, this Initiative addresses issues such as retaining women in the legal profession, elevating women in leadership positions, and enhancing rainmaking and networking skills.

Angela Braly

The Braly Family Foundation Gift

A gift generously given by The Braly Family Foundation in honor of Jennifer Collins, Dean of SMU Dedman School of Law, will establish the Jennifer M. Collins Women’s Leadership Initiative at SMU Dedman School of Law.