Legal Help


The Undergraduate Legal Aid Office handles an array of legal matters, including but not limited to the following legal issues:

  • Landlord-Tenant Housing Issues
  • Small Claims
  • Traffic Violations
  • Criminal Charges
  • Domestic Relations
  • Contracts
  • Employment Issues
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Rights
  • Power of Attorney
  • Lawyer Referrals
  • Personal Injury
  • Free Notary Services (must bring a valid, state issued ID)

 

The Process


Eligibility

The Undergraduate Legal Aid Office is a free service available to currently-enrolled full-time University of Maryland undergraduates. Please bring your University ID when you visit the office so we can verify your status. Students without a University ID cannot be helped.

What to Expect

Upon entering the Undergraduate Legal Aid Office, students are greeted by a student intern. The intern will compile an intake report, which details the facts of the case and any questions for the staff attorney.

Next, the intern will meet with the attorney to brief him on the facts of the case. They will then bring the student into the meeting with the attorney. Together, the student, intern and attorney will discuss the situation, and the attorney will provide advice, including attorney referrals if applicable.

The office can only assist clients who do not have a conflict with other undergraduate students. Because the office serves all undergraduates, such a situation would create a conflict of interest. If you believe a conflict of interest may be an issue, consult with the office: If we can't provide legal advice, we may be able to refer you to another service. Mediation services may also be provided.

 

All information provided is kept strictly confidential.

Make an Appointment

Student Legal Aid Office

  • 3125 South Campus Dining Hall University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 (301) 314-7756 slao@umd.edu

Regular School Year Hours

Student Defenders are available to provide assistance for university charges 10-4 Monday through Friday.

For Legal Help

Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. Walk-ins are also welcome. *Note: The attorney is not always available, so please call before you visit.

Winter and Summer Hours

The office is generally open M-F 10-4, but please call prior to visiting.