Resources for the Public

Resources for the Public

Thank you for inquiring about legal representation at the SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Clinics. The Clinics provides legal services to individuals who cannot otherwise afford to retain private counsel. The Civil/Consumer Clinic participates in a help desk for self-represented litigants. Please click here for the dates of the Civil/Consumer Pro Se Clinic. The VanSickle Family Law Clinic also participates several times a semester in a Self-Help Desk. Click here for the dates of the VanSickle Family Law Pro Se Clinic.


Each Clinic has its own application procedures and application. Please see information below for the Clinics that have specific application procedures or visit the Clinic links to the right.

Civil/Consumer Clinic:  Please click here to review our application procedures. Once you've reviewed the application procedures, please either complete the application or you may return the application and any supporting copies of documents by mail to the address noted at the top of the application procedures or fax to 214-768-1611. If you need assistance please contact us at 214-768-2562.

Federal Taxpayers Clinic: Taxpayers and other individuals interested in obtaining information about the Tax Clinic’s services or in scheduling an initial consultation with student attorneys should call 214-768-8299. The Tax Clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, and is located in the lower level of Storey Hall on the SMU campus at 3315 Daniel, Dallas, Texas.

Small Business Clinic and Trademark Clinic:  Prospective clients should apply for representation by completing an initial application. This is the first step in the Clinic’s consideration of whether or not to accept the client.  The completed application should be scanned and emailed to or faxed to 214-768-1760 or mailed to SMU Dedman School of Law, Small Business and Trademark Clinic, P.O. Box 750116, Dallas, TX  75275-0116.

VanSickle Family Law Clinic:  The Clinic has reached its caseload capacity for the fall semester. Thus, we are no longer accepting applications. Please check back with us next semester (after January 14, 2019).


For a list of other area agencies that may provide legal assistance, please click here.