Misty Birdsong '02

Co-Director of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, Director of Academic Success, and Clinical Professor of Law

Full-time faculty



Misty J. Birdsong earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Baylor University and her J.D. summa cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law, where she was valedictorian and Editor-in-Chief of SMU Law Review. Prior to joining the law faculty at SMU, Professor Birdsong worked as an associate in the litigation and appellate groups at Baker Botts, LLP. Before Baker Botts, she clerked for The Honorable Robert E. Keeton, Federal District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.

Professor Birdsong is a Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy and Director of Academic Success. She currently teaches Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy and Advanced Legal Analysis.

Area of expertise

  • Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy


B.A., Baylor University
J.D., summa cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law


Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Advanced Legal Analysis