The GLAO provides free legal information, consultations and referrals to UMD-College Park graduate students on a wide range of both off-campus and university matters.

Please review our policies for more information.


Examples of Legal Issues

  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Consumer & Credit Disputes
  • Family Law / Divorce / Simple Separations / Name Changes
  • Power of Attorney / Advance Medical Directives
  • Victim Assistance
  • Auto Accidents & Traffic Tickets
  • Simple Contracts / Small Claims Matters
  • Health Insurance / Health Care Issues
  • University Academic Integrity and Disciplinary Cases
  • Campus Grievance Procedures
  • Immigration Resources (appointments are offered one day/month, see Appointments page for more information)
  • Wills & Trusts (General information only - we cannot draft)
  • Attorney Speaker For Student Groups
  • Free Legal Workshops (see Events)
  • Notary Services - An appointment is not required for this service.  Please call us ahead of time at 301-405-5807,  to ensure that a notary will be available to assist you.  


Excluded Services

We do not handle specialized areas, however, we can help you evaluate your situation and refer you to appropriate outside resources.  We are also not able to handle cases which would constitute a conflict of interest. Examples of excluded services include:

  • Student vs. Student
  • Claims against the University of Maryland
  • Credit Counseling & Bankruptcy
  • Courtroom Representation
  • Income-Producing Activities
  • Felony Criminal Charges
  • Real Estate (other than Landlord-Tenant where the Landlord is not the student)
  • Tax or Income Tax issues
  • Emergency Legal Services
  • Cases outside the state of Maryland (general information available)

We do not represent students against the university and we cannot advise one student directly against another student in a civil law matter. We cannot represent students in court. We cannot evaluate the merits of purely academic issues and cannot intervene with professors, advisors, or departments on academic matters. Please review our policies for more information.


Hours for One-on-One Consultations

Mon: By Appointment Only
Tues: By Appointment Only
Wed: 11am-12pm (must arrive by 11:30am)
Thu: By Appointment Only
Fri: Office Closed

Office Hours

Mondays: 11am-5pm
Tuesdays: 9am-11am & 2pm-5pm
Wednesdays: 9am-3pm
Thursdays: 9am-3pm
Fridays: Office Closed

Mondays: 11am-5pm

Tuesdays: 9am-11am & 2pm-5pm

Wednesdays: 9am-3pm

Thursdays: 9am-3pm

Fridays: Office Closed

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