Student Legal Services
Established by Student Council in 1972, Student Legal Services provides low-cost, confidential legal assistance to University of Virginia students. We provide legal help on a wide variety of legal matters, including representation in Charlottesville/Albemarle area courts. No fee is charged for consultations. All fees are minimal.
The office is funded through the Student Activity Fee Fund and client fees. Only University of Virginia students who have paid the student activity fee, or partial fee University of Virginia students in degree granting programs who have not paid the student activity fee but who pay a $10 initial consultation fee, are eligible for legal services.
The office is managed by the Student Legal Services Advisory Board. The purpose of the Student Legal Services Advisory Board shall be to oversee Student Legal Services, which shall provide low-cost legal advice and representation to students at the University.
The Student Legal Services Advisory Board shall be composed as follows:
1. Student Members: The Advisory Board shall include six students, one of whom shall be a Student Legal Services law clerk or intern.
2. Non-Student Members: The Advisory Board shall include the Associate Dean of Students for Student Activities and Organizations, the Student Activities Business Manager, two faculty members (one of whom must be a law professor), and a practicing lawyer from the Charlottesville community.
3. Chair: The Student Legal Services Advisory Board shall be chaired by the Vice President for Administration.
4. Constitution: The Student Legal Services Advisory Board shall be empowered to maintain its own constitution and bylaws, both of which shall be subject to and consistent with the Student Council Constitution and Bylaws.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please notify the Vice President for Administration.
Please visit the Official Student Legal Services website for more information.