100th Anniversary of Schenck and Abrams

Free Speech Symposium

In 1919, the United States Supreme Court took major steps towards developing its free speech jurisprudence in deciding Schenck and Abrams. 100 years later, how have these cases shaped the American legal landscape, and what role will Schenck and Abrams play moving forward?

Interested in Responding?

Responses are scholarly discussion responding to our print publications, which are published in the SMU Law Review Forum.

Annual Symposia

The SMULRA hosts two symposia each year: the Corporate Counsel Symposium and the Journal of Air Law and Commerce Air Law Symposium.

About the Journal

SMU Law Review is the flagship student-edited journal of SMU Dedman School of Law. The journal has published over 3,700 articles during its more than seventy years of publication.


The SMU Law Review Association is currently compiling and editing new articles for publication in Volume 73. A subscription ensures that readers quickly receive a print version of the latest issue, always featuring timely and thought-provoking scholarship. 

Recent Articles

“And the Truth Shall Make You Free”: Schenck, Abrams, and a Hundred Years of History

By Rodney A. Smolla Abstract "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” This biblical verse, from the Christian New Testament Gospel of John, is etched into the wall of the original main building of the Central Intelligence Agency, expressing a...

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Recent Student Work

All SMU Law Journals

SMU Dedman School of Law is proud to be the home of three independent law review associations, which altogether publish eight independent legal journals.

SMU Law Review Articles

In addition to recent articles, our digital repository also includes over 3,700 SMU Law Review articles published since 1947.

SMU Law Review Forum

In addition to the print journal, the SMU Law Review has launched an online journal, the SMU Law Review Forum, for timely articles and responses to print scholarship.

Corporate Counsel Symposium

The 28th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium is tentatively scheduled for October 16, 2020. The one-day symposium features panel discussions addressing timely legal issues relevant to both in-house and outside counsel.

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