Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services


Student Legal Services (SLS) is the only law office on the UW-Seattle campus that provides confidential legal advice and representation to its students. SLS, located in the HUB, is a program within the Division of Student Life.

SLS is funded by the Services & Activities Fee. As a result, we are authorized to provide services only to currently enrolled UW-Seattle degree-seeking students: undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

SLS focuses on helping students resolve their legal problems with as little disruption as possible to their educational endeavors. SLS helps students with a wide variety of legal matters. Students often come to SLS with issues involving landlord/tenant, contracts, family law, criminal law, and estate planning, but we also provide assistance in other areas. It is against SLS policy to accept cases involving the University of Washington for ongoing representation, but we will attempt to seek to refer students to other low-cost or helpful resources.

Educated Legal Choices

SLS helps to educate individual students about their legal rights and responsibilities, which enables them to make educated legal choices.

SLS also provides educational presentations to groups on rights and responsibilities. SLS provides legal presentations for students in UW-Seattle residence halls, fraternities, sororities, student groups, and academic programs. Contact our office for more information.


Take a look at our brochure available in English and Mandarin


This site is meant for the exclusive use of students enrolled at the University of Washington-Seattle campus. No actual clients are depicted on this site. The legal material contained on this site is relevant to the State of Washington and does not apply to other states. There is no warranty that the material within this site is completely accurate and free of errors. This site was written for informational purposes only and should NOT be relied upon for legal advice. Individuals with specific legal problems should seek the guidance of an attorney or legal intern.