Two students participate in a clinic

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.


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



Student Resources

Clinic Information Session
Info Session

Wednesday, October 30 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. | Florence 201

Learn about the Legal Clinics and the exciting opportunities in 10 clinics for Spring 2020.
Pizza provided.

Meet the Clinics!
No Tricks - Just Treats

October 31 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm. | Karcher

Talk to current students to learn what it's really like to be in one of  SMU Dedman Law's 10 Legal Clinics.
Join us for a treat!

Spring 2020 Registration information coming soon.

Student Registration Packets

Clinical Program Application - Spring 2020

Patent Clinic Application Form 2020