SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY DEDMAN SCHOOL OF LAW

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
DEDMAN
SCHOOL
OF LAW

STOREY HALL, 3315 DANIEL AVENUE

DALLAS, TEXAS 75205

Telephone: (214) 768-8999

Fax: (214) 768-2182

URL: http://www.law.smu.edu


 

ABA Approved Since 1927


 

The Dedman School of Law of Southern Methodist University has a tradition of excellence in legal education and legal scholarship. The school has a nationally regarded and diverse group of 40 full‑time faculty who represent a broad spectrum of social and scholarly views. The faculty work together in a spirit of collegiality and share a devotion to excellence in classroom teaching and legal scholarship. The highly accomplished and diverse student body consists of approximately 907 J.D. candidates from over 200 undergraduate institutions throughout the United States, as well as 80 candidates for graduate degrees from approximately 20 countries. The School's exemplary physical complex is a quadrangle of four buildings that occupies six acres on the SMU campus. The largest of the buildings is Underwood Law Library, which features an over a half a million volume open‑stack collection, the largest private legal collection in the Southwest.

 

The school offers a broad and rich Juris Doctor curriculum and awards combined degrees in business (J.D./M.B.A.) and economics (J.D./M.A.). The school offers strong civil and criminal clinical education programs and a clinical program in taxation. The school also has a tradition of strength in its International Law program. The latter is enhanced by the school's summer program at Oxford University, and by the Center for Pacific Rim Legal Studies and the Center for NAFTA and Latin American Studies.

 

For more information about SMU School of Law, please visit our webpage at http://www.smu.edu/~law/.

 


Dean & William Hawley Atwell Professor of Constitutional Law:

John B. Attanasio (214) 768‑8999

Administration‑Associate Dean:

Ruth Cross (214) 768‑4670

Financial Aid:

Stan Eddy (214) 768‑3348

Library‑Associate Dean:

Gail Daly (214) 768‑1873

Director of Development and External Affairs:

Lynn Bozalis (214) 768‑4527

Admissions-Assistant Dean:

Virginia Keehan (214) 768‑2517

Student Affairs‑Assistant Dean:

Martin L. Camp (214) 768‑4178

Career Services‑Assistant Dean:

Karen Sargent (214) 768‑3893

Public Services‑Director:

Rebecca Greenan (214) 768‑2567

Registrar:

Laura Amberson (214) 768‑2551

Director of Legal Research, Writing and Lawyering:

Ruth Cross (214) 768‑2569


FULL TIME FACULTY

 

JOHN B. ATTANASIO, (Dean and William Hawley Atwell Professor of Constitutional Law), born Jersey City, New Jersey, October 19, 1954; admitted to bar, 1979, Maryland. Education: University of Virginia (B.A., 1976); New York University (J.D., 1979); University of Oxford, Oriel College (Diploma of Law, 1982); Yale University (LL.M., 1985).


ROY RYDEN ANDERSON, (Sr. Associate Dean for Academics, Vinson & Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Professor), born Lecompte, Louisiana, July 28, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Texas. Education: Texas Christian University (B.A., 1966); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1969); Yale University (LL.M., 1975). COURSES: Contracts, Commercial and Consumer, Law Remedies. Email: rranders@smu.edu

 

MAUREEN N. ARMOUR, (Associate Professor), born October 9, 1948. Education: University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 1970); University of California at Berkeley (M.S.W., 1974); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1981). Email: marmour@smu.edu

 

MISTY BIRDSONG, (Lecturer), Education: Baylor University (B.A., 1998); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Legal Research, Legal Writing, and Advocacy. Email: birdsong@smu.edu

 

LACKLAND H. BLOOM, JR., (Professor), born September 17, 1948. Education: Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1970); University of Michigan (J.D., 1973). Email: lbloom@smu.edu

 

WILLIAM J. BRIDGE, (Associate Professor), born Lewistown, Pennsylvania, August 3, 1948; admitted to bar, 1975, District of Columbia; 1984, Pennsylvania. Education: Georgetown University (B.S.F.S., 1970; J.D., 1974). COURSES: Criminal Law, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility. Email: wbridge@smu.edu

 

ALAN R. BROMBERG, (University Distinguished Professor of Law), born Dallas, Texas, November 24, 1928; admitted to bar, 1952, Texas. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1949); Yale University (J.D., 1952). COURSES: Business Enterprise, Securities Regulation, Corporate Planning. Email: abromber@smu.edu

 

REGIS W. CAMPFIELD, (Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Law Faculty Fellow and Professor), born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 8, 1942; admitted to bar, 1966, Ohio; 1966, Virginia; 1974, Indiana. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., 1963); University of Virginia (LL.B., 1966). COURSES: Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning and related courses. Email: rcampfie@smu.edu

 

MICHAELA EILEEN CASHEN, (Senior Lecturer), born Rock Island, Illinois, August 9, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984, Texas. Education: Augustana College (B.A., 1981); University of Illinois (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy. Email: mconway@smu.com

 

ANTHONY J. COLANGELO, (Assistant Professor), born Bronx, New York, August 27, 1977; admitted to bar, 2004, New York. Education: Middlebury College (B.A., 2000); Northwestern University (J.D., 2003); Columbia University (LL.M., 2006). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Conflicts of Law, International Law. Email: colangelo@smu.edu

 

NATHAN CORTEZ, (Assistant Professor), born Spokane, Washington, January 1, 1977; admitted to bar, 2003, California and District of Columbia. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1999); Stanford University (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Administrative Law, Food & Drug Law, Health Law, and Legislative Process. Email: ncortez@smu.edu

 

GREGORY S. CRESPI, (Professor), born Princeton, New Jersey, February 8, 1948; admitted to bar, 1985, Iowa; 1987, Pennsylvania; 1987, Washington D.C.. Education: Michigan State University (B.S., 1969); George Washington University (M.S., 1974); University of Iowa (Ph.D., 1978); Yale Law School (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Contracts, Law‑and‑Economics, and Business Enterprise. Email: gcrespi@smu.edu

 

RUTH A. CROSS, (Associate Dean for Administration, Dir. of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy Program and Senior Lecturer), born Cairo, Egypt, March 28, 1954; admitted to bar, 1978, Texas. Education: University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1975); University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy. Email: rcross@smu.com

 

GAIL M. DALY, (Associate Dean for Library and Technology, Director of the Underwood Law Library and Associate Professor), born Detroit, Michigan; admitted to bar, 1989, Minnesota. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1968; M.A., 1969); University of Minnesota (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Perspective of American Law. Email: gdaly@smu.edu

 

JESSICA R. DIXON, (Director of the W.W. Caruth Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic and Senior Lecturer), born Atlanta, Georgia, May 31, 1970; admitted to bar, 1996, Texas. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1992); University of Virginia (J.D., 1995). COURSES: Child Advocacy Clinic. Email: jdixon@smu.edu

 

WILLIAM V. DORSANEO III, (Chief Justice John and Lena Hickman Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor), born Norristown, Pennsylvania, December 17, 1945; admitted to bar, 1970, Texas. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1967); University of Texas (J.D., 1970). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Torts, Texas Pretrial Procedure, Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure. Email: wdorsane@smu.edu

 

BEVERLY CARO DUREUS, (Senior Lecturer), born Kansas City, Kansas, June 3, 1961; admitted to bar, 1987, Texas. Education: Drake University (B.A., 1983; J.D., 1986); Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1999). COURSES: Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy. Email: bdureus@smu.com

 

LINDA S. EADS, (Associate Professor), born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1949; admitted to bar, 1975, Texas; 1976, District of Columbia. Education: American University (B.A., 1971); University of Texas (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Evidence, Constitutional Law, Trial Advocacy. Email: leads@smu.edu

 

DAVID G. EPSTEIN, (Professor), born Alexandria, Louisiana, December 7, 1943; admitted to bar, 1966, Texas. Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1964; LL.B., 1966). COURSES: Contracts, Secured Transactions. Email: depstein@smu.edu

 

JULIA P. FORRESTER, (Professor), born Dallas, Texas, August 22, 1959; admitted to bar, 1986, Texas. Education: University of Texas (B.S.E.E., 1981; J.D., 1985). COURSES: Property, Real Estate Transactions, Land Use. Email: jforrest@smu.edu

 

JEFFREY M. GABA, (Professor), born September 20, 1950. Education: University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A., 1972); Columbia University (J.D., 1976); Harvard University (M.P.H., 1989). COURSES: Property, Environmental Law and related courses. Email: jgaba@smu.edu

 

CHRISTOPHER H. HANNA, (Professor), born Tampa, Florida, August 19, 1962; admitted to bar, 1988, Florida; 1991 District of Columbia (inactive). Education: University of Florida (B.S., 1984; J.D., 1988); New York University (LL.M., 1989). COURSES: Taxation, International, Taxation. Email: channa@smu.edu

 

PATRICIA S. HEARD, (Senior Lecturer), born Sacramento, California, May 8, 1959; admitted to bar, 1983, Texas; 1984, Alabama. Education: University of Texas at Arlington (B.A., 1980); University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy. Email: psheard@smu.edu

 

JOANN A. HUBBARD, (Senior Lecturer), born Ardmore, Oklahoma; admitted to bar, 1987, Texas. Education: University of Oklahoma (B.S.); (J.D., 1987)). COURSES: Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy. Email: joannh@smu.com

 

JEFFREY KAHN, (Assistant Professor), born Muskegon, Michigan, July 2, 1971; admitted to bar, 2003, Michigan. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1994); Oxford University (M.Phil., 1996; D.Phil., 1999); University of Michigan (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Counterterrorism, Administrative Law, Russian Law. Email: jkahn@smu.edu

 

NDIVA KOFELE‑KALE, (Professor), born Lagos, Nigeria, December 18, 1946; admitted to bar, 1984, Illinois. Education: Beloit College (B.A., 1970); Northwestern University (M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1974; J.D., 1984). COURSES: Public International Law, International Trade & Investment, Human Rights. Email: nkofele@smu.edu

 

HENRY J. LISCHER JR., (Professor), born Washington, D.C., September 29, 1945; admitted to bar, 1970, Iowa; 1974, California; 1982, Texas. Education: University of Iowa (B.B.A., 1967; J.D., 1970); New York University (LL.M., 1974). COURSES: Income Taxation and other related Taxation courses. Email: hlischer@smu.edu

 

JOHN S. LOWE, (George W. Hutchison Professor of Energy Law), born May 11, 1941. Education: Denison University (B.A., 1963); Harvard University (LL.B., 1966). COURSES: Oil and Gas and Gas Contracts. Email: jlowe@smu.edu

 

GEORGE A. MARTINEZ, (Professor), born September 10, 1954. Education: Arizona State University (B.A., 1976); University of Michigan (M.A., 1979); Harvard University (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Federal Courts, Jurisprudence. Email: gmartine@smu.edu

 

THOMAS WILLIAM MAYO, (Associate Professor), born Bangor, Maine, September 7, 1949; admitted to bar, 1978, New York; 1980, District of Columbia. Education: Amherst College (B.A., 1971); Syracuse University (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Health Law, Bioethics, Legislation, Administrative Law, Family Law. Email: tmayo@smu.edu

 

JOSEPH W. MCKNIGHT, (Harlan Lamy and Jane Faculty Fellow and Professor), born San Angelo, Texas, February 17, 1925; admitted to bar, 1951, Texas. Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1947); Oxford University (B.A., 1949; B.C.L., 1950; M.A., 1943); Columbia University (LL.M., 1959). COURSES: Legal History, Family, Texas Matrimonial Property.

 

FREDERICK C. MOSS, (Associate Professor), born Washington, D.C., April 1, 1943; admitted to bar, 1969, District of Columbia; 1980, Texas. Education: Georgetown University (A.B., 1965); Villanova University (J.D., 1968); Harvard University (LL.M., 1977). COURSES: Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Criminal Law, Trial Advocacy. Email: fmoss@smu.edu

 

XUAN‑THAO NGUYEN, (Professor), born Saigon, Vietnam, February 16, 1968; admitted to bar, 1995, New York. Education: Oberlin College (B.A., 1990); Northeastern University (J.D., 1995). COURSES: International Intellectual Property; E‑Commerce and Internet Law, Payment Systems. Email: xnguyen@smu.edu

 

JOSEPH J. NORTON, (James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Financial Institutions and Professor), born Rhode Island, September 15, 1945; admitted to bar, 1970, Texas. Education: Providence College (A.B., 1966); University of Edinburgh (LL.B., 1969); University of Texas (LL.M., 1970); University of Michigan (S.J.D., 1973); Oxford University (D.Phil., 1994). COURSES: Domestic & International Business & Banking. Email: jnorton@smu.edu

 

VICTORIA PALACIOS, (Associate Professor), born September 5, 1947. Education: University of Nebraska (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Torts, Criminal Law, Juvenile Justice. Email: vpalacio@smu.edu

 

ELLEN SMITH PRYOR, (Associate Provost, Homer R. Mitchell Prof. of Insurance and Commercial Law and Distinguished Teaching Prof.), born June 24, 1956. Education: Rice University (B.A., 1978); University of Texas (J.D., 1982). COURSES: Torts, Insurance. Email: epryor@smu.edu

 

ROARK M. REED, (Director of Clinical Education, Director of Criminal Clinic and Professor), born Elizabeth, New Jersey, February 20, 1940; admitted to bar, 1969, District of Columbia. Education: Georgetown University (B.S. B.A., 1965, J.D., 1969). COURSES: Criminal Clinic, Japanese Legal System. Email: rreed@smu.edu

 

C. PAUL ROGERS III, (Professor and former Dean), born NYC, New York, April 19, 1948; admitted to bar, 1973, Pennsylvania; 1984, Texas. Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1970; J.D., 1973); Columbia University (LL.M., 1977). COURSES: Antitrust, Contracts. Email: crogers@smu.edu

 

DANIEL W. SHUMAN, (M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor of Health Law), born May 4, 1948. Education: University of Arizona (B.S., 1969; J.D., 1972). COURSES: Torts, Evidence, Law and Social Sciences, Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence. Email: dshuman@smu.edu

 

MARY B. SPECTOR, (Co‑Director of Civil Clinic, Director of Consumer Law Project, Associate Professor), born Texas, October 3, 1957; admitted to bar, 1987, New York; 1987, Texas. Education: Simmons College (B.A., 1979); Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Clinical Education, Consumer Law. Email: mspector@smu.edu

 

MARC I. STEINBERG, (Senior Associate Dean for Research and Rupert & Lillian Radford Professor of Law), born Detroit, Michigan, June 15, 1950; admitted to bar, 1975, California; 1979, District of Columbia; 1987, Maryland; 1991, Texas. Education: University of Michigan (A.B., 1972); UCLA (J.D., 1975); Yale University (LL.M., 1977). COURSES: Business, Enterprise, Securities. Email: msteinbe@smu.edu

 

JOSHUA C. TATE, (Assistant Professor), born Bedford, Texas, May 9, 1974; admitted to bar, 2004, Connecticut. Education: Pomona College (B.A., 1996); University of Cambridge (M.Phil., 1997); Yale University (M.A., 2000; M.Phil., 2001; Ph.D. Candidate); Yale Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Property, Wills & Trusts, Legal History, Estate & Gift Tax. Email: jctate@smu.edu

 

ELIZABETH G. THORNBURG, (Professor), born Norwalk, Connecticut, May 3, 1954; admitted to bar, 1979, Texas. Education: College of William and Mary (B.A., 1976); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Remedies, Conflict of Laws. Email: ethornbu@smu.edu

 

JENIA IONTCHEVA TURNER, (Associate Professor), born Plovdiv, Bulgaria; admitted to bar, 2002, Texas. Education: Goucher College (B.A., 1999); Yale Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Criminal Procedure, International Organizations, International Law, International Criminal Law, Comparative Law. Email: jeniai@smu.edu

 

ROSE CUISON VILLAZOR, (Assistant Professor), born Tarlac, Philippines, February 4, 1972; admitted to bar, 2000, New Jersey; 2001, New York. Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1996); American University Washington College of Law (J.D., 2000); Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2006). COURSES: Property, Immigration, Property and Civil Rights, Citizenship. Email: rvillazo@smu.edu

 

PETER WINSHIP, (James Cleo Thompson Sr. Trustee Professor of Law), born January 5, 1944. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1965; LL.B., 1968); University of London (LL.M., 1973). COURSES: International Commercial Law, Secured Transactions. Email: pwinship@smu.edu