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 (2.0 MB)


 

Legal Clinics in the News

The Legal Clinics are mentioned in a St. Louis Post Dispatch editorial on the class action law suit alleging over prescription of medication in the Missouri foster care system. 

SLU LAW’s David Grant Clinic Student Award Ceremony, a ceremony that honors clinic student achievements in both the Fall and Spring semesters, was featured in an article by St. Louis American.

Ammann, John J.
Roediger, Brendan
Roediger, Brendan
Roediger, Brendan
Ammann, John J.
Roediger, Brendan

Professor Brendan Roediger was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article on the progress made in Ferguson one year after the death of Michael Brown. 

Roediger, Brendan

Professor Brendan Roediger was quoted in a St. Louis Post Dispatch article about the efforts of the University in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown. 

Roediger, Brendan

Professor Brendan Roediger was quoted in The Economist and CNN Money discussing issues still prevalent in the St. Louis County municipal courts one year after the death of Michael Brown. 

Legal Clinics in the News

SLU LAW Litigation Clears the Way for Hepatitis C Cure for Missouri Medicaid Residents

The Legal Clinics were mentioned by KMOV on a Saint Louis County ordinance cited to charge protesters.

The School of Law Legal Clinics were mentioned in a Harvard Magazine article on well known public service attorney Alec Karakatsansis.

Upton, LeAnn

LeAnn Upton was profiled in Missouri Lawyers Weekly in recognition of her award as a Unsung Hero in Legal Education for her role in the SLU LAW Legal Clinics.

Professor John Ammann and the Legal Clinics were highlighted in the media coverage of a lawsuit alleging the over-prescription of psychotropic drugs to foster care children in Missouri.

SLU LAW Legal Clinics were given the “St. Louis Spirit” award by the St. Louis Regional Chamber for their work to reform the municipal court system in the region. The announcement was featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the St. Louis Business Jour

SLU LAW Legal Clinics and Professor John Ammann was featured in an article that discussed the legality of a Missouri law that permitted controversial ways of raising money from traffic tickets in St. Louis County.

SLU LAW Legal Clinics were featured in an op-ed that appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch which discussed Nixon’s final acts of clemency as Missouri governor.

SLU LAW Legal Clinics and Local Clergy Call for Clemency

Lee, Patricia H.

Professor Patricia Lee was quoted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on the St. Louis residents leaving St. Louis Place to make way for the NGA.

Ammann, John J.

Professor John Ammann was interviewed on KMOX about the Franks vs. Hubbard case.

Ammann, John J.

Professor John Ammann was quoted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ammann, John J.

Professor John Ammann was quoted by Missouri Lawyers Weekly on absentee ballots for blind voters.

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