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Diane M. Sumoski

W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic

Diane M. Sumoski, Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Institute for Children's Rights, and Associate Clinical Professor. B.A., 1984 Franklin & Marshall College; J.D., 1987 Cornell Law School (cum laude). Professor Sumoski, in her clinical course, teaches child advocacy law as well as investigative, case preparation, and trial advocacy skills. Upon graduation from law school, Professor Sumoski began her legal career at the Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P., where she became a Partner in 1993. Professor Sumoski served as Pro Bono Partner at Carrington Coleman for fifteen years and supervised associates in all family law pro bono cases at the firm. She also served on the firm’s Executive Committee for five years. After joining the faculty at SMU Dedman School of Law in 2013, she became Of Counsel at the firm.