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 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 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

Clinic Pre-Registration Packet - Summer and Fall 2016
Clinic Information Meeting Video 
- 3/30/16

 

In The News

Business Insider ranks SMU Dedman Law Number 32 BUSINESS INSIDER (July 25, 2016) Learn More
Travis Tygart '99 to speak at Law School Hooding Ceremony Keynote Speaker  Learn More
SMU Dedman Law Appoints Four New Professors Teaching fall 2016 on issues from constitutional law and LGBT rights to energy regulation, voting rights, and gender and the law. Learn More
SMU Dedman School of Law honors five Distinguished Alumni 29th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards   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
In Memoriam: Professor Joe McKnight (1925-2015) Professor McKnight inspired many through his historic contributions to the development of family and matrimonial property law in Texas, as well ... Learn More
SMU Dedman Law Moot Court Program Ranked 5th in the U.S. Congratulations to the SMU Dedman School of Law Board of Advocates...    Learn More
Jason Cohen '15 Receives TAJC Student Pro Bono Award Jason has the unique distinction of having earned the most law-related public service hours in his class and is amongst the top 5 on record by ... Learn More
Dedman Law Faculty Scholarship in Action OUR FACULTY'S SCHOLARSHIP APPLIED IN THE REAL WORLD     Learn More
Tsai Center Inaugural Event: IP Symposium  Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues: The Future of Innovation and Intellectual Property Learn More
Innocence Clinic Witnesses History as First Client Released ... Conviction of Mr. Chaney Based on a Bite Mark Thrown Out   Learn More
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

PUBLIC SERVICE

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

Events

Friday, Aug 12, 2016
Symposium and Community Conversation on Education Advocacy for Foster Children Karcher Auditorium
SMU Dedman School of Law
3315 Daniel Avenue
Dallas, Texas  75205
 
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