Public Advocate Day

Public Advocate Day is a vibrant public interest career fair held at SMU Dedman Law each January. This is an exceptional event where representatives from the many public interest organizations and government agencies in our community join us and conduct virtual talks with our students. Public Advocate Day provides students the opportunity to learn about the type of work performed in these organizations and how to pursue summer and school-year internships and externships, as well as post-graduate employment opportunities.

SMU Dedman Law is strongly committed to instilling a sense of community responsibility in our students through engaging in law-related public service. Since 1996, our law students have been required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of law-related public service to graduate. We are proud to report that in the last 27 years, SMU Dedman Law students have volunteered over 374,568 hours in law-related efforts to assist the under-served in our community.

27th Annual Public Advocate Day and Public Sector Employer Reception

Public Advocate Day

Virtual Event online through Flo Recruit
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm CST

Public Sector Employer Reception

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 5:30 - 7:00 pm CST
Karcher Auditorium, Storey Hall, SMU Campus


For information:

Laura G. Burstein, Esq.
Office of Public Service