Welcome to the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office!



Self-Sponsorship for a U.S. Green Card

Immigration Q&A

In order to get a green card or permanent resident status in the United States, one has to have a family member or a job to sponsor him/her. But there are situations when a person can self-sponsor without the need of an “outside” sponsorship. Join GLAO's immigration attorney for more information on this topic and get your other immigration-related questions answered.  

speaker: Patricia Minikon, Esq., Minikon Law, LLC., GLAO's Immigration Attorney
date: Tuesday, October 23rd
time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm, FREE lunch available at 12:15pm for those who register
location: STAMP 1st floor, Prince George's Room

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Welcome William "Zac" Mundy, Esq.

Zac Mundy is the new attorney and director of the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office.  He joins the legal aid team with six years of experience working in a legal clinic in Washington D.C.  While an undergrad at UMD, he was an active member of the Mock Trial Program, and today he serves as its Director.  Zac is excited about serving students and expanding his role at UMD.         



The Graduate Student Legal Aid Office provides a wide range of free legal services to the University of Maryland's graduate student community.  Our mission is to meet the critical legal needs of our diverse graduate student population in a culturally competent, compassionate and supportive setting.  Click here to see a list of our services.

Please note: We do not represent students against the university and we cannot advise one student directly against another student in a civil law matter. Please review our policies for more information.


Office Hours & Appointments

Our office is staffed during the hours listed in the right margin.  The computer and legal information in our resource room are open for self-guided research.  If you are in need of an individual consultation with our attorney, please make an appointment.  Click here for information about getting to our office and parking on campus.


Not a Grad Student?

UMD Undergrad students can obtain legal services at the Undergraduate Legal Aid Office.

Not a UMD student?  There are local public legal aid offices that may be able to assist you.  Check out our Resources page.  

Disclaimer: The materials on this website do not constitute legal advice.  The information on this site provides general information only.  This information does not constitute legal advice and does not take the place of consulting with an attorney.  We do not warrant that the materials on this website are completely accurate, error-free or comprehensive.  This website contains links to other resources on the Internet.  We do not sponsor and are not otherwise associated with the creators of those other sites, do not warrant their accuracy, and are not responsible for their content or validity.  The Graduate Student Legal Aid Office is an independent program funded by the graduate student community.  The recommendations and opinions are those of the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office and not of the University of Maryland or any of its components.

Mondays: 11am-5pm

Tuesdays: 9am-11:30am & 2pm-3pm

Wednesdays: 9am-5pm

Thursdays: 9am-3pm

Fridays: Office Closed

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South Campus Dining Hall, 3rd Floor, Room #3125

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