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 11 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.
Consumer Advocacy Project
Criminal Justice Clinic
Federal Taxpayers Clinic
Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women
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.