Staff


Director of the Student Legal Aid Office - Syndy Shilling

Ms. Shilling was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She has practiced law in and for private law firms, public agencies in the State of Maryland and the federal government. She is a certified mediator and EEO counselor/investigator. She lives in the Annapolis area with her husband and four children.

Legal Assistant / Office Manager - Sarah Grabowski

Ms. Grabowski has several years of experience training and educating students in a university environment. Ms. Grabowski has an M.A. from the University of Vermont and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.

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.