Clinics

Clinics
Beginning in 1947, the Clinical Program at SMU Dedman School of Law was among the country’s first to sponsor a community legal clinic. Today, it remains a national model of excellence. Dedman Law’s clinical program has evolved to reflect changing perspectives in legal education and innovation in legal practice. All the while, Dedman Law remains committed to the ideals that have shaped it from the beginning: public service, professional responsibility, and outstanding skills training.  

The program encompasses 10 specialized clinics and projects where, under the supervision of clinic directors, our students serve as advocates on behalf of the community in many areas of the law. Dedman Law’s clinical education program is central to our mission of providing outstanding legal education and public service, along with developing professional responsibility.

Civil Clinic
Consumer Advocacy Project
Criminal Clinic
Federal Taxpayers Clinic
Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women 
Innocence Clinic
Patent Law Clinic
Small Business and Trademark Clinic
VanSickle Family Law Clinic 
W. W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic

For more information about Clinic services please call 214-768-2562 or email lawcivilc@smu.edu.  We will not be taking online applications until further notice.  


 

Student News

"Ask Me About Clinics" Information Session Dates
Clinic Pre-Registration Packet - Summer & Fall 2017
Clinic Pre-Registration Application - Summer & Fall 2017
Patent Clinic Application - Fall 2017


 

In The News

Dedman Law receives ABA Gambrell Professionalism Award (June 2017) Learn More
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Law students spend spring break helping immigrant women ... SMU News (March 7, 2017) Learn More
Congratulations Law Students Joshua Smith and Kevin Pierce Student News (March 2017)   Learn More
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Dedman Law Salutes our Veterans Overheard @ SMU (November 11, 2016)   Learn More
3Ls Jake and Laura Torres assist West Dallas community ... DALLAS MORNING NEWS (October 14, 2016) Learn More
Good Job 3Ls Nicole Herminghaus and Ashlyn Scott Criminal Justice Clinic (September 2016) Learn More
Congratulations to Diane Sumoski, Director Child Advocacy Clinic W.W. Caruth, Jr. Institute for Children’s Rights (August 2016) Learn More
Business Insider ranks SMU Dedman Law Number 32 BUSINESS INSIDER (July 25, 2016) Learn More
The National Jurist: Dallas #2 Best City for Young Attorneys Higher salaries, better buying power and robust legal communities are just a few reasons why...   Learn More

PUBLIC SERVICE

SMU Dedman School of Law has long been a leader amongst law
schools in its genuine and unwavering commitment to public service.