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 Justice 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 Clinics 
VanSickle Family Law Clinic 
W. W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic

For more information about Clinic services please call 214-768-2562.
To inquire about legal representation at the SMU Dedman School of Law Civil Clinic and Consumer Clinic please visit the Get Help Now page for more information.

In The News

Thomas W. Luce, III Scholarship Endowed by Perot Family $1.75 Million Gift Establishes Centennial Dedman Law Scholars Program at SMU   Learn More
Clinic Director Natalie Nanasi weighs in on disparity ... After the recent Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage, many news and social media ... Learn More
Princeton Review: #2 SMU - Most Beautiful College Campus The Princeton Review's college rankings issue names SMU #2 in the campus beauty ranking of college campuses in the U.S. SMU's Georgian ... Learn More
JD Journal: Dallas Legal Market Stronger Than Ever Several big law firms are moving into bigger and newer offices or re-signing their leases, showing that Dallas is a strong place for law firms to ... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: C. Paul Rogers, III - SMU Law Professor ... Law and baseball - an illogical pair - find a natural lexus in Paul Rogers. The SMU Law Professor of 38 years and former Dean of SMU Dedman ... Learn More
The Washington Post: Brittany K. Byrd '11 Brittany Byrd '11 and her commitment to those serving in Federal Prison for non-violent drug offenses... Learn More
Business Insider ranks SMU Dedman #21 - Best Law Schools in ... There's no denying that the main reason most people go to law school is to get a job. Attending a law school that offers a strong ... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: Prof. Anthony Colangelo: Yes, the U.S ... As most of the world now knows, a number of high-profile FIFA officers have been indicted in the Eastern District of New York for various ... Learn More
Associate Provost & Prof. of Law Linda Eads joins Women's ... Linda Eads has just been invited by former First Lady Laura Bush to join the Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council at the George W ... Learn More
Dallas Morning News: SMU group honors Sarah Saldaña ’84 as ... It was a touching moment for Sarah Saldaña, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as she picked up an award at Southern Methodist ... Learn More
Mike Boone '67 re-elected Chairman of the SMU Board of Trustees DALLAS (SMU) – Civic leader Michael M. Boone, co-founder of the distinguished law firm of Haynes and Boone, has been re-elected chair of ... Learn More
From Plano to Pago Pago: SMU Graduates Clerk at Top Courts Great grades, extracurricular accomplishments while in law school, and strong legal research and writing skills are among the most important ... Learn More


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


Friday, Oct 30, 2015
23rd Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium 8:30 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.

Park Cities Hilton
5954 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX  75225

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Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
The Texas Lawbook
Lions of the Texas Bar CLE
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. SMU Dedman School of Law Learn More
Friday, Oct 23, 2015
Cyber-Security Symposium 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. SMU Dedman School
Hillcrest Classroom
Underwood Law Library
6550 Hillcrest Avenue
Dallas, Texas
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