Legal Clinics

Serving the Community for 75 Years.

Civil/Consumer Clinic

Criminal Clinic

Federal Tax Clinic

First Amendment Clinic

Innocence Clinic

Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women

Patent Law Clinic

Small Business and Trademark Clinic

VanSickle Family Law Clinic

W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic

About the Program

Beginning in 1948, 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.

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Clinic Information for Students



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