In my judgment, a very significant aspect of the SMU ethos is the commitment of many faculty of the Dedman School of Law to the good of the university as a whole. Some university law schools have their own campus and are far removed from the main campus of the institution. In many universities, the law school tends to be its own reality, isolated from the rest of the university. But in my experience, many SMU law faculty go out of their way to be involved in the life and work of the university as a whole. Bill Bridge is an outstanding example of a law school faculty member who has been an excellent university citizen.
Charles E. Curran, William J. Bridge: University Citizen Par Excellence, 72 SMU L. Rev. 5 (2019)