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Student Legal Services

Legal counsel is available through this office to students who pay the student activities fee. One lawyer and an administrative assistant help students with a wide variety of civil and criminal legal matters, including contracts, criminal/ traffic, consumer, uncontested divorce, landlord/tenant, name change, nonprofit organizations, and wills. The program also provides referrals for matters it does not handle (e.g., bankruptcy, estates, immigration, real estate, personal injury, tax). The initial consultation is free, and subsequent fees are very low. The office does not offer any advice regarding conflicts between University students, nor in matters involving the University or the Commonwealth of Virginia.