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 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.

Read more about the Clinic Program at SMU Law.

Note: Students who have completed all first year courses are now eligible.



For more information about Clinic services please call 214-768-2562 or email


Clinic Pre-Registration

Clinic Registration Information Video - Summer and Fall 2021

Legal Clinics Registration Information Packet - Summer and Fall 2021

Clinical Program Application - Summer and Fall 2021

Patent Clinic Application - Fall 2021

Did you miss the March 22, 2021 Clinic Alumni panel featuring Dallas County DA John Creuzot? 

Don’t worry! Here’s a link to the Zoom recording where you’ll hear from five clinic alumni about how their clinic experiences have followed them along their career paths.