Paul J. Ward

Vice President, Legal Affairs & Governmental Relations, General Counsel & Secretary at Southern Methodist University

Paul J. Ward

Paul J. Ward

Vice President, Legal Affairs & Governmental Relations, General Counsel & Secretary at Southern Methodist University

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Southern Methodist University
Arizona State University
University of South Carolina

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2581

Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

9

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President at Southern Methodist University

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Executive Officer at Rock Bluff 2012 Energy Partnership, L.P.

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Director, Temerlin Advertising Institute at Southern Methodist University

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Professor, Daisy Dean Frensley Chair in English Literature & Director of English Graduate Studies, Department of English at Southern Methodist University - Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

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Bishop at North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Chief Executive Officer at Pinehurst LLC

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Former Market Managing Director-Dallas at CarrAmerica Realty Corp.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Dreamcatcher Broadcasting LLC

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Founder at The George W. Bush Foundation

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Former Accountant at Ernst & Young LLP

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Paul J. Ward
Vice President, Legal Affairs & Governmental Relations, General Counsel & Secretary at Southern Methodist University
Education
JD
Class of 1975

We are a global law school community of distinguished alumni residing throughout the United States and in more than 75 countries. Our faculty is well-recognized for its outstanding teaching and scholarly leadership in such areas as dispute resolution (including litigation), international and comparative law, intellectual property, corporate, commercial and tax law. We offer a rich curriculum of over 165 upper class courses in subjects such as oil and gas, health and environmental law. Over one-half of our upper class courses have fewer than 25 students; three-fourths have fewer than 50 students. The first year class is divided into three sections (two full-time and one part-time evening) of approximately 90 students each, with small legal writing sections of approximately 25 students each. We emphasize the vital skill of legal writing through our six-hour legal research, writing and advocacy course and an elective three-hour edited writing seminar. The law quadrangle provides an idyllic setting for learning. The Underwood Law Library houses the largest private law collection in the Southwest. The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn offers students an elegant backdrop for study breaks and meals. A secure wireless network is available in all law school buildings. Most importantly, our small size fosters a scholarly community that features interaction with faculty, attention to your personal needs, and lifelong friendships. We have an active student government, five respected law journals, six specialized legal clinics and two related projects, numerous moot court and mock trial competitions, and one of the finest Career Services Offices in the country. In addition, students participate in the thriving intellectual life of the school. We have been chosen as the national headquarters for the Appellate Judges Educational Institute. In 2006 the Institute brought over 225 appellate judges and attorneys from across the country to SMU, including Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the Chief Justices of Texas and Indiana, and the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit. Recently, the 35 students in our SMU Oxford program assisted with our Supreme Court Summit in which Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg, and Breyer participated, as did Justices from Europe's highest court, the European Court of Justice. In spring 2007, we were honored to host a group of distinguished Justices from the ECJ on campus. A thriving community of scholars call Dedman Law home. Our distinguished faculty, coupled with our intelligent and inquisitive student body personify Robert Dedman's words, "Leadership starts with learning."

MA
Class of 1974

Eastern Illinois University is a state university located in Charleston, Illinois, United States. Established in 1895 as the Eastern Illinois State Normal School, a teacher's college offering a two-year degree, Eastern Illinois University gradually expanded into a comprehensive university with a broad curriculum, including Baccalaureate and Master's degrees in education, business, arts, sciences, and humanities.

Memberships
Member
Current
President
1996 - 1997

The National Association of College and University Attorneys was founded in 1960-61 by a small group of attorneys who regularly provided legal services to colleges and universities; they were the first such specialists in the United States. The University of Michigan played a key part in this early development, along with the University of Alabama, Northwestern University, and several Ivy League institutions.

Career History
Vice President, Legal Affairs & Governmental Relations, General Counsel & Secretary
Current

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

General Counsel
1991 - 2008

Arizona State University (commonly referred to as ASU or Arizona State) is a national space-grant institution and public metropolitan research university located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of Arizona. ASU is the largest public university in the United States by enrollment. Founded in 1885 as the Tempe Normal School for the Arizona Territory, the school came under control of the Arizona Board of Regents in 1945 and was renamed Arizona State College. A 1958 statewide ballot measure gave the university its present name, making Arizona State one of the nation's newest public research universities.

General Counsel
1979 - 1991

The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805 on what would become the heart of the campus, the Horseshoe. The 11 buildings that now make up the Horseshoe frame a lush lawn that is an irresistible gathering place. The university is expanding west toward the Congaree River in support of its research initiatives in nanotechnology, health sciences, Future Fuels™, the environment and information technologies. This innovation district, Innovista, includes a master plan for policy, physical infrastructure and support elements for job creation and growth in the knowledge economy. Innovista promises to be an economic catalyst that will raise the state’s per-capita income and quality of life by attracting knowledge-based businesses and high-paying jobs to an urban research university campus within a community that has a high livability appeal. Joining the flagship campus in Columbia, are four-year campuses in Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate (Spartanburg andGreenville). Four two-year campuses in Lancaster, Sumter, Salkehatchie (Allendale and Walterboro) and Union help the university cover the state. In addition, the University of South Carolina's: Columbia campus has 324 degree programs through its 14 degree-granting colleges and schools. Students have been awarded more than $16.7 million for national scholarships and fellowships since 1994. Faculty generated $238 million in funding for research, outreach and training programs in fiscal year 2012. Carolina is one of only 63 public universities listed by the Carnegie Foundation in the highest tier of research institutions in the U.S.

Boards & Committees
President, Board of Directors
Prior - 1998

The National Association of College and University Attorneys was founded in 1960-61 by a small group of attorneys who regularly provided legal services to colleges and universities; they were the first such specialists in the United States. The University of Michigan played a key part in this early development, along with the University of Alabama, Northwestern University, and several Ivy League institutions.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The ASU Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that raises and invests private contributions to Arizona State University, a New American University, while advocating for and advancing this transformative university mission and brand. The foundation coordinates and directs all major fundraising campaigns on behalf of ASU, its colleges and schools.

Secretary, Board of Trustees
Prior

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

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$5,000 - $10K
2018

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

$1,000 - $2,499
2017

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

Awards & Honors
2000
NACUA - Distinguished Service Award
Admitted to the Texas Bar
Court Admission: US Supreme Court
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