Regis W. Campfield
Dedman School of Law 2009
Regis W. Campfield, Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Law Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law in Dedman School of Law, received his B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and LL.B. from the University of Virginia. He practiced law with a firm in Cleveland and taught at the University of Notre Dame Law School before joining Dedman School of Law in 1977. He has taught courses in wills and trusts, estate and gift taxation, and estate planning. He has served SMU in many capacities, including membership on the Faculty Senate and the University Benefits Council. Professor Campfield has lectured and written extensively on tax and estate planning, including the book Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts, now in its 23rd edition. He has served as editor-in-chief of Probate Lawyer. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, former Executive Council member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, a Life Fellow of the American Law Institute and Texas Bar Foundation and past chair of several American Bar Association committees. In recognition of his lifetime achievement, he received the Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner Award of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Law and the Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Law Faculty Fellow Emeritus.