Welcome to the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice is a fully functioning live-client legal clinic, which allows third-year law students the opportunity to represent indigent clients under the supervision of experienced attorneys. Under Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX, students may appear as attorneys in a variety of civil, criminal, and administrative matters.

By participating in the Law Clinic, student practitioners not only have the chance to experience firsthand what representing a client is like, but they also have an opportunity to further the Jesuit ideals of scholarship and service at Loyola by providing legal representation to those in need.

In addition to Law Clinic, students may also participate in other opportunities not included under Rule XX, such as the Street Law Program, Externships, and Gillis Long which allows students various experiential educational opportunities.   

Download 2014-2015 law clinic application