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Experiential Learning

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is well known for its longstanding commitment to building practice-ready lawyers. We are proud that our law clinic is ranked 23rd in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. In addition to our nine litigation clinics, we offer students the opportunities to build their transactional skills helping start-up businesses through the Entrepreneurship Project. Students in the Environmental Law & Policy Lab engage in policy development, legislative drafting, and advocacy on behalf of local individuals and community groups. Through the Human Rights Advocacy Project, students work with local, national, and international organizations on human rights fact finding, research, and advocacy.

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.

Experiential Course Offerings

Loyola also offers a number of courses with an experiential component to help you develop your practice skills in a more traditional class environment.

Advocacy Center Students

The Advocacy Center

Launched in 2018, the Advocacy Center reinforces the ongoing and comprehensive nature of advocacy, from the early stages of negotiation and litigation, through mediation or arbitration, pre-trial and trial practice, and finally with appellate practice. The Center builds on the law school’s rich tradition of advocacy within the Center’s five programs by offering an expanded, cohesive, and seamless vehicle for advocacy education yielding stronger and more complete advocates.


Our curricular offerings are supplemented by a robust Externship program, which placed 83 students last year.

Skills Curriculum

All Loyola students participate in our extensive Skills curriculum, which helps them build competencies in various areas.