The Clinic Program at the Dedman School of Law


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SMU Dedman LLM Tax Program

William “Bill” Minick has extensive experience with alternative workers’ compensation programs. Currently, Bill Minick serves as the president of PartnerSource in Dallas, TX, where he consults and helps organizations to implement alternative workers’ compensation options. Mr. Minick is also a graduate of Abilene Christian, Pepperdine University, and the Dedman School of Law Tax LLM program.

The Dedman School of Law is at Southern Methodist University, a nationally rated private institution of higher education in Dallas, Texas, with more than 11,000 students. The law school’s 100-year history offers a rich environment for incoming students and alumni alike. One of Dedman’s important features is the clinic program.

Founded in 1947, the clinic program at the Dedman School of Law is made up of 10 community-based legal clinics where students provide legal and advocacy services to the community. Each clinic specializes in a specific area of law, such as criminal law, tax law, patent law, and small business law. The program was one of the first of its kind in the United States and has become a model of excellence across the country. Mr. Minick was active in the tax program while at SMU, representing non-profit groups and individuals on variety of matters involving the Internal Revenue Service.

PartnerSource Community Support Efforts

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Bill Minick, Attorney

William “Bill” Minick is an experienced employee benefits and workers’ compensation attorney and an active member of his Dallas, TX, community. In addition to serving as an assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, Bill Minick has been engaged with the Arms of Hope and Kids Chance charitable organizations. Minick is the president and lead attorney of PartnerSource, a consulting firm that promotes alternative workers’ compensation systems and represents most of the largest employers that elected the Texas “nonsubscriber option” to workers’ comp.

PartnerSource works to support the community and the environment in several ways. For example,employees at the firm have the opportunity to take part in a matching gift program. Through this program, employee donations to nonprofit organizations and charities are matched up to $1,000 by PartnerSource. The firm also engages in an ongoing green effort that entails the implementation of recycling programs, paperless document management, and decreased reliance on printing.

In addition, PartnerSource supports a number of community charities through community outreach. Charities that have benefitted include the YMCA, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and many more.

The SMU Dedman LLM Tax Program

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SMU Dedman LLM Tax Program

William “Bill” Minick is an experienced attorney and expert on alternative workers’ compensation systems. Currently the president of PartnerSource in Dallas, TX, Bill Minick leads a team of attorneys that represent large organizations across the country that implement workers’ compensation options. Prior to serving as president at PartnerSource, Mr. Minick attended the SMU Dedman School of Law LLM Tax program.

A part of Southern Methodist University (SMU), a nationally ranked university located in central Dallas and boasting an enrollment of over 11,000, the Dedman School of Law maintains several degree programs including a juris doctor, joint degrees, and graduate degrees such as the LLM Tax program.

A master of law degree program, the LLM Tax program at Dedman focuses on providing students with a command of tax law, fiscal policy, and federal taxation practice. With courses taught by professors and tax specialists that are currently practicing in the field, the LLM Tax program provides a comprehensive knowledge base on tax law. A master’s level program, students must first acquire a juris doctor before they can apply. Mr. Minick obtained his JD degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.