Legal Clinics

For more than 40 years the Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics have created a tradition of social justice by providing invaluable legal services to the greater St. Louis community, while providing a robust learning environment for our students. 

Law students are presented with unique opportunities to engage clients in a variety of areas of legal need. Whether civil or criminal litigation, transactional, mediation or through externships, law students, supervised by faculty, play a major role in our community. 


Mission

The mission of the Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics is to offer each Clinic student a bridge from the knowledge and principles instilled in the classroom to the effective, ethical, and conscientious practice of law.

Dedicated to the University’s Jesuit mission of advocating for the disadvantaged and the betterment of the community at large, the Legal Clinics provide unique and challenging opportunities in a supportive experiential learning environment for every student who desires a clinical experience by:

  • Engaging students in addressing the legal needs of disadvantaged individuals, nonprofit organizations, small businesses and government agencies;
     
  • Teaching students to recognize the problems of the disadvantaged and helping students develop problem-solving skills to address those problems in new and creative ways; 
     
  • Training students to learn from their experiences and to use such experiences to become more effective advocates; 
     
  • Modeling professional and ethical principles in practice; and
     
  • Mentoring and working alongside students, giving them the practice tools necessary to provide quality, direct and appropriately-supervised representation for clients in litigation, mediation, appellate practice, client counseling, transactional work and community education settings.

Contact Us
Saint Louis University School of Law 
Legal Clinics
100 N. Tucker Blvd., Suite 704
St. Louis, MO 63101-1911

T: (314) 977-2778 
F: (314) 977-1180

Office Hours: By appointment only


Brochure

 

 

PDF of entire brochure (2.9 MB)


 

Faculty in the News

Saint Louis University School of Law was recently recognized with two outstanding honors for its continued excellence in legal education.

The SLU LAW Legal Clinics were mentioned in New Republic for their representation of people jailed in unsanitary conditions for an inability to pay fines of misdemeanors in two St. Louis County municipalities.

SLU LAW Legal Clinics are representing clients in a suit against the cities of Ferguson and Jennings for operating "debtors' prisons" by jailing people who can't pay court costs, fines and fees.

The SLU LAW Legal Clinics were mentioned on KSDK-TV for representing clients in a lawsuit against the cities of Ferguson and Jennings for operating "debtors' prisons."

The SLU LAW Legal Clinics were mentioned in the Los Angeles Times for representing individuals staying in "grotesque" conditions at St. Louis County jails because they couldn't pay fines for minor legal infractions.

Ammann, John J.

Professors John Ammann and Brendan Roediger talked to St. Louis Public Radio about the reforms to St. Louis County's municipal court system

The SLU LAW Legal Clinics were mentioned in The New York Times for representing people whose rights were violated by the St. Louis County Municipal Court system

Ammann, John J.

Professor John Ammann talks to KMOV about the changes to the municipal court fine system

Roediger, Brendan

Professor Brendan Roediger was quoted in the Post-Dispatch about the new rules set by the Missouri Supreme Court for municipal court fines

Ammann, John J.

Professor John Ammann was mentioned in the Joplin Globe about his involvement in the Community Coalition for Clemency and their attempt to seek clemency for thirteen women convicted of nonviolent crimes

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