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The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice

Academics. Justice. Service. These are the core tenets on which the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is built. Nowhere are they more prevalent than in the nationally ranked Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. This legal clinic gives third-year law students the opportunity to be sworn into practice law and put their classroom knowledge to work in representing those in need under the supervision of clinic faculty. Students gain a wide range of legal skills, practical experience in a number of fields, and learning what it means to use the law to serve others.

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Apply for Clinic

The application for clinical legal education is available here. All sections are full at this time. Applicants will be placed on a wait list and contacted as spots become available.

Clinic Students

Top Ranked Nationally

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice is ranked in the top 50 among more than 200 ABA-ranked law schools by U.S. News and World Report.

PreLaw Magazine ranks Loyola Law in the Top 20 Law Schools for Public Service.

Through the Law Clinic, law students have the chance to represent real clients in eight different fields of practice.

Clinic Faculty Successes

Serving the Community

The Loyola Law Clinic's recent initiatives.

Clinic News

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Student Admissions

Apply now to become a student practitioner in the Law Clinic.

Client Eligibility

The Law Clinic provides legal services for the indigent of New Orleans.

Connect with Us

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
7214 St. Charles Avenue, Box 902
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
504-861-5590