Staff

Mark P. Smith
President, The Center for American and International Law
Co-Director, Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law
msmith@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3413

Mark Smith is President of The Center for American and International Law. He serves as Dean of CAIL’s Academy of American and International Law, and directs CAIL’s Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law. He is also responsible for the CAIL’s programs on Actual Innocence. Mark previously was the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar and served as Assistant to the Executive Director of the American Bar Association. He has chaired the Dallas Committee for International Visitors and was President of the Volunteer Center of Collin County. He has taught public sector strategic planning and contemporary American conflicts at the University of Texas at Dallas and served on the Board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Mark received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Yale University.

Jay E. Ray
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Co-Director, Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law
jray@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3411

Prior to joining CAIL he was General Counsel for Pipeline Integrity Resources, Inc. (“PIR”) Before becoming PIR’s first General Counsel in 2012, he was a commercial litigator and appellate attorney in Dallas and Collin counties for fifteen years. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Arlington and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He has extensive experience in managing non-profit legal associations. He served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s 150,000 member Young Lawyers Division in 2006-07 and served as an officer or council member of that organization for nine years. He also served on the Council of the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division for nine years, including its Executive Committee for three years. He has also served in the ABA House of Delegates since 2003, representing the State Bar of Texas, two ABA divisions and as a Delegate-at-Large. He previously served on the board of directors of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He has worked with numerous young lawyer associations in the United States, Canada and Europe, including as a facilitator of strategic and tactical planning sessions.

Brandon White
Staff Assistant, Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law
The Center for American and International Law
bwhite@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3410