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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.

Clinic Students

Top Ranked Nationally

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice is ranked no. 32 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 nine different fields of practice.

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Incubator Program

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Incubator Program's 2022 Cohort. 

The Incubator Program is an opportunity for Loyola Law School graduates who are engaged (or seek to be engaged) in a full time, social justice oriented solo practice in the Greater New Orleans area.

Participants will receive mentorship, peer feedback from cohort participants, and free office space.  Pro bono work with law clinic faculty is encouraged.  Admission to the Louisiana bar is a requirement of the program.

The program runs from January 2022 through December 2022.

Clinic Faculty Successes

Serving the Community

The Law Clinic recently launched three new 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