Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services (SLS), is the Students’ Law office. It provides high quality legal services from a licensed Texas attorney. SLS helps students make the most of their educational experience by recognizing, identifying, and solving legal problems that threaten to interfere with or disrupt their lives. This allows them to concentrate on school and make the most of their educational opportunities.
There is no charge for consultation to students. We meet with the student to discuss their needs and if it is an area where we do not practice, we will provide dependable referrals. If a student has to appear in court we can draft all necessary documents to allow the student to represent him or herself Pro Se without incurring the addition costs of hiring an attorney.
Our office, is here to assist in preventing and resolving legal problems that disrupt students’ lives and to educate them about their rights and responsibilities in an increasingly complex and litigious world.
Our office provides legal advice and counsel for currently enrolled students at the University of Texas at Arlington. SLS is staffed by one full-time licensed attorney, a law clerk, and student workers. Services include legal advice and counsel, document preparation, and notary services.
SLS cannot advise students against another University of Texas at Arlington student, faculty or staff members, department or University of Texas at Arlington. SLS does not advise or represent in the areas of tax, immigration or bankruptcy. However referrals are available upon request for these excluded services.
- Student Legal Services received an award from the National Legal Aide & Defenders Association-Student Legal Services Section (Western Region) for “Most Outstanding Students’ Legal Services Office for 2010”.
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