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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 learn what it means to use the law to serve others.

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2024-2025 Application

The Loyola Law Clinic launched the application for clinical legal education on Friday, January 12. Please review the available sections for academic year 2024-2025 and the FAQ.

2024-2025 Application

Tip: You will need to use your Loyola email when completing this form. 

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About Us

Student practitioners in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice are supervised by nationally renowned clinicians. Through the Law Clinic, law students have the chance to represent real clients in eight different fields of practice.

Learn about Faculty and Administration

Admissions, Application, and FAQ

Learn More about Fields of Practice

Clinic Faculty News and Successes


Serving the Community

Family Preservation Court

Keeping families united.

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Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Initiative

Paves a way back to society.

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LBF My Community Cares

 Service in the child welfare system.

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Workplace Justice Project

Justice for low-wage workers.

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Clinic News

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Student Admissions

Learn more about requirements to become a student practitioner.

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