April 2022

The Mustang Minute


Please join us for the 15th Annual APIL Auction today on the SMU Law Quad! This year's auction is a family-friendly event to raise funds to support student public interest stipends. These stipends are awarded to students participating in unpaid summer public interest internships. 
Auction items include 3 Night Stays at cabins in Broken Bow, OK, and Branson, MO; exclusive wine tastings; tickets to Dallas sporting events; and more! 
This year's auction is also online, and you do not have to attend the in-person event to bid. The auction will close at 8:00PM this Friday, April 8th. You may access the online auction here.
If you are not participating in the auction but still want to support public interest stipends for SMU Law students, you may donate here.

2022 Irving L. Goldberg Lecture

"A Conversation with
Chief Judge Srinivasan"

Sri Srinivasan
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library
SMU Law Campus

Complimentary lunch and parking 

Chief Judge Srinivasan was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in May 2013 and became Chief Judge in February 2020. Born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, he received a B.A. from Stanford University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. In 1998, he joined the law firm O’Melveny & Myers. From 2002 to 2007, he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General. In 2007, he returned to O’Melveny & Myers as a partner, later becoming chair of the firm’s appellate and Supreme Court practice. From 2011 until his appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Srinivasan served as the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also taught appellate advocacy at Harvard Law School, as well as a seminar on civil rights statutes and the Supreme Court at Georgetown University Law Center.  

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