Welcome to the University of Washington's Student Legal Services (SLS)
SLS is an on-campus law office that provides confidential legal advice and representation to UW-Seattle students. SLS is a program of the Husky Union Building within the Office of the Vice Provost 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. Student 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 for groups on rights and responsibilities – as a tenant or landlord, or in criminal and licensing matters, or file sharing infringement. If you want to host a presentation for a dorm, fraternity, sorority, or student group, please contact SLS.
To better serve UW's diverse student population, SLS's brochure is available in the following languages: