Clinics

Clinic Pro Se Desk

About the Program

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.

Read more about the Clinic Program at SMU Law.

Contact

For more information about Clinic services please call 214-768-2562 or email legalclinics@smu.edu.
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Summer Clinic for COVID-19 Legal Issues

Beginning June 1, 2020,  SMU Dedman School of Law will launch a clinic project with an emergency helpline that offers North Texas residents the opportunity to secure free legal assistance with matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as housing, immigration and consumer protection.

Also, small businesses may contact the Helpline for free legal assistance with COVID-19 related issues including loan and grant programs, insurance, commercial leases, and other general business matters.

Working under the supervision of SMU Law Clinic faculty, more than 45 law students are staffing the COVID-19 Legal Helpline, which may be reached by dialing 214-SMU-COVD (214-768-2683).   Read more

                    

                                            

 

News Coverage on the Covid-19 Legal Helpline

KWTX 10
July 27, 2020

"A federal rule protecting thousands of renters from eviction expired Friday. Here’s what you need to know."


The Texas Tribune
July 25, 2020

"A federal rule protecting thousands of renters from eviction expired Friday. Here’s what you need to know."

 

News 4 San Antonio
July 25, 2020

"A federal rule protecting thousands of renters from eviction expired Friday"

 

KSAT-12
July 25, 2020

"A federal rule protecting thousands of renters from eviction expired Friday. Here’s what you need to know."

 

Dallas Morning News and Al Dia Dallas
July 23, 2020

"North Texas could see ‘tidal wave’ of evictions as moratoriums start to run out"

 

90.9 KCBI FM
July 16, 2020

"Do You Have A Legal Question Related To COVID-19? SMU Wants To Help You!"

 

The National Jurist
July 15, 2020

"SMU providing north Texas residents free legal assistance on COVID-19 related issues"

 

WFAA Ch. 8
July 13, 2020 

"Got a legal question related to COVID-19? SMU law students want to help"

 

Al Dia Dallas
June 29, 2020

"Dallas: SMU ofrece asesoría legal gratuita y en español en temas relacionados con covid-19"

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Student Resources

Fall 2020 Registration information

Student Registration Packets

Clinical Program Application - Fall 2020

Patent Clinic Application Form Fall 2020