Practice Areas

General Practice Areas

Paul Ward
  • Board of Trustees
  • President's Executive Committee
  • Government Relations
  • Development & External Affairs
  • Treasurer
Jesse Adkins
  • Business and Finance
  • Research Administration
  • Meadows Museum
Susan Howe
  • Student Affairs
  • Risk Management
  • Police Department
Kelly Thurman
  • Academic Affairs
  • Athletics
  • Information Technology

Specific Practice Areas

Practice Area

Primary Attorney(s)

Academic Freedom
Paul Ward, Susan Howe
Accreditation
Paul Ward
Alumni Relations
Paul Ward

Athletics (Intercollegiate)

 
Facility Rentals
Susan Howe
NCAA Compliance

Paul Ward

Stadium Club
Susan Howe
Audits
Paul Ward
Banking
Jesse Adkins
Bequests to SMU
Paul Ward
Board of Trustees
Paul Ward
Campus Threats
Paul Ward, Susan Howe
Charitable Giving and Trusts
Paul Ward
Conflict of Interest
Paul Ward
Construction
Jesse Adkins
Copyright
Jesse Adkins
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notices
Jesse Adkins

EEO/AA


Discrimination
Susan Howe
Title IX
Susan Howe
Endowments
Paul Ward
Environmental Matters
Jesse Adkins
Ethics/Conflicts of Interest
Paul Ward
Facilities
Jesse Adkins
Faculty
Susan Howe
FERPA
Susan Howe
Finance
Jesse Adkins
Fraternities and Sororities
Susan Howe
Fraud Awareness and Reporting Hotline
Paul Ward
Governance
Paul Ward
HIPAA
Susan Howe

Intellectual Property


Patents
Jesse Adkins
Copyright
Paul Ward
Trademark
Paul Ward
International Programs
Susan Howe
Investments
Paul Ward
Information Technology
Jesse Adkins
Libraries
Jesse Adkins
Lobbying/Political Activity
Paul Ward
Media Relations
Paul Ward
Museums
Susan Howe
Non-Profit Issues
Jesse Adkins
Oil and Gas
Paul Ward
OSHA
Jesse Adkins
Police
Paul Ward, Susan Howe
Purchasing
Jesse Adkins
Real Estate
Jesse Adkins
Records Requests/Subpoenas
Susan Howe

Research


Animals
Jesse Adkins
Conflict of Interest
Paul Ward
Export Control
Paul Ward
Human Subjects/IRB
Jesse Adkins
Sponsored Research
Jesse Adkins
Service of Process/Subpoenas
Susan Howe

Sexual Harassment

 
Faculty/Staff
Susan Howe
Students
Susan Howe
Software Licensing
Jesse Adkins
Student Health
Susan Howe
Tax
Paul Ward, Jesse Adkins
Technology Transfer
Paul Ward, Jesse Adkins
Telecommunications/FCC Compliance
Jesse Adkins
Tenure and Promotion
Susan Howe
Utilities
Jesse Adkins
Whistleblowers
Paul Ward
Zoning
Paul Ward, Jesse Adkins

Assigned by Subject Matter

  • Contracts and Business Transactions
  • Compliance
  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Policy Development
  • Records Management
  • Risk Management
  • Tax

 

Office of Legal Affairs

Phone: 214-768-3233
Fax: 214-768-1281
Email: ola@smu.edu

Perkins Administration Building Suite 130

Disclaimer

Information on this website is provided by the SMU Office of Legal Affairs for the benefit of the faculty, staff, and students of the SMU community. It is not intended as legal advice or as an opinion on specific circumstances. The attorneys of the SMU Office of Legal Affairs are available to assist you in working through any of these topics, as well as a variety of other university-related matters.