Welcome!

We provide confidential legal counseling and assistance regarding a wide range of legal issues to all currently registered and enrolled UCLA students.

Student Legal Services understands that you are facing serious challenges on many fronts during the COVID-19 crisis, and we are here to support you. To ensure that all those who need legal assistance have access to it in these unprecedented times, we are waiving all fees for our services. We encourage you to reach out to us if you would like our help. Please stay safe and healthy.

Due to COVID-19, Student Legal Services now is closed to walk-ins. All services are by appointment only. If you are a current client, please contact your attorney directly by email. If you would like to schedule a new intake appointment, please click on “Appointments” in the upper right corner. Complete the form, and we will be in touch to schedule a Zoom appointment with you.

If you are interested in information about eviction and rent increase protections, as well as early termination of your lease, please read COVID-19 Tenant Protections and Responsibilities (PDF).

If you are unsure whether you should sign a new lease right now, please read COVID-19 and Signing a New Lease (PDF).

Beware of scammers posing as potential sublessees! For more information, please read COVID-19 and Sublease Scams (PDF).

Students are losing money to scammers posing as UCLA professors who “offer” the students a job. For more information, please read Job Offer Fraud (PDF).

Student Legal Services is celebrating its 50th Anniversary!

UCLA Student Legal Services 50 years of fighting for students' rights!

Student Legal Services will be closed December 21, 2019January 1, 2020. We will reopen on January 2, 2020.

Happy Holidays!

Location

A239 Murphy Hall, Box 951439
Los Angeles, California
90095-1439
(Campus mail code: 143901)

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Contact

Phone: (310)-825-9894
Fax: (310)-825-1068
Email: slegal@saonet.ucla.edu

Appointment

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Overview

UCLA Student Legal Services is located in A239 Murphy Hall.

We provide confidential* legal counseling and assistance regarding a wide range of legal issues to all currently registered and enrolled UCLA students. We are able to help students with a variety of problems, including: Landlord/Tenant Relations, Accident and Injury Problems, Domestic Violence and Harassment, Criminal Matters, Immigration, Divorces and Other Family Law Matter, Automobile Purchases, Credit, Collections, and Financial Issues, Employment Matters, and Health Care and Consumer Problems.

We also frequently assist students with issues they have with other UCLA departments in such areas as housing, financial aid, harassment, discrimination, ADA compliance, student discipline, and faculty misconduct. We give students the information they need to assess their options and, in appropriate cases, will negotiate on behalf of the student, as well as draft letters and legal documents for the student. Students may make a an appointment by telephone or in person, and there is a $10 fee for the initial one-hour consultation with an experienced attorney. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* All communications with the attorneys are subject to the attorney-client privilege, which means that the attorneys may not disclose anything that a client tells them unless the client authorizes them to do so. Students can talk about the most sensitive matters knowing that everything they say to the attorneys will never be discussed with anyone unless the students give their explicit permission. This highest level of confidentiality makes our office a very safe place for students to get help.

Mission Statement

The mission of Student Legal Services is to prevent, ameliorate, or resolve legal problems that confront students by providing professional legal counseling and assistance. Student Legal Services also seeks to educate students about their legal rights and responsibilities through informational programs and materials, as well as individual counseling.