Student Legal Services (SLS) is funded by the Services & Activities Fee. SLS can assist only currently enrolled UW-Seattle students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree-seeking) who have paid this fee.
SLS seeks to assist as many students as possible as long as such assistance allows us to comply with our ethical responsibilities. However, SLS will not advise two students in the same legal matter, such as two roommates who have a conflict with their landlord or a student couple seeking dissolution of their marriage. SLS provides services on a first-come, first-served basis. SLS may not work for adverse parties (i.e., students who have conflicts involving current or prior SLS clients on a related matter). SLS cannot assist students who want advice for family members, friends, other persons, or student organizations; the legal matter must involve the student directly.
Not eligible for SLS are alumni, ACCESS students, students in the Extension Program or Experimental College, faculty/staff taking classes on a tuition waiver, and students at UW-Bothell and UW-Tacoma. If you are a UW faculty or staff member, you may receive legal services through UW CareLink.