A: You are eligible for advice and representation if you are a registered UI student. If you retain our office while registered we will continue to handle your case after your graduation. This is because Student Legal Services is primarily funded through student activity fees from Student Government, which comes straight from your tuition. We are YOUR lawyers.
A: Make an appointment by simply calling us at 319-335-3276 or walking in during our scheduled office hours.
A: Make an appointment as soon as you can! Students often wait far too long after their arrest or landlord problem and it is harder for us to help them.
A: Legal advice is 100% free of charge. Representation comes with a small fee that varies depending on the services you require. These fees are one-time payments which are relatively small compared to the hourly costs of private attorneys. You will only pay a fee if you ask us to represent you in court.
A: Due to the high volume of students requesting our services, it is necessary to speak directly to a staff member to schedule an appointment. We are willing and able to schedule appointments in a timely manner, and email exchanges can often be delayed.
A: We cannot give legal advice to clients over the phone. You will need to come into the office and sign an intake form in person for us to represent you or give you advice.
A: Email the undergraduate director (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a time for our Supervising Attorney, Greg Bal, to give a presentation to your greek house, dorm floor, team, or student organization. We can give presentations on Criminal and Landlord/Tenant issues.
A: The office typically sees approximately 30-50 students a week. However, we often see as many as 80 during certain high volume weeks throughout the school year.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement in advance at 319-335-3059.