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

Academics. Justice. Service. These are the core tenets on which the Loyola 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 now to become a student practitioner in the Law Clinic.

Clinic Students

Top Ranked Nationally

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice is ranked 23rd among over 200 ABA-ranked law schools by U.S. News and World Report.

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

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United for Early Care and Education Project

United for Early Care and Education – in partnership with United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Agenda for Children – provides technical and legal support to child care centers, beginning with a focus on the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) to help them access the loans, maintain proper eligibility for forgiveness and complete the loan forgiveness process. 

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Community Impact

Through the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, law students represent clients in Southeast Louisiana.

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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.

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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