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Contact Us

The Legal Clinic is located in Suite 324 of the new addition of the Plemmons Student Union.

Call (828) 262-8284 or drop by the office to schedule an appointment. Consultations can usually be scheduled within a week and often within just a few days.

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Please note that the Student Legal Clinic operates on limited hours during the summer.

Karla P. Rusch
Attorney/ Director

Karla Rusch has practiced law in North Carolina since 1993. She received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from NYU School of Law. After graduating from law school, Ms. Rusch moved to Boone to take a job at Legal Services of the Blue Ridge, where she spent six years gaining experience in civil litigation, particularly in the areas of family law, housing, consumer law and public benefits. Subsequently, she founded the Appalachian Community Law Center and worked briefly for the Watauga County Department of Social Services before accepting a full-time job at Appalachian State University in 2002.

Contact Us

Rm. 324, PSU
P.O. Box 28608
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please note:  Appointments during summer months are available on a more limited schedule!

Call or drop by the office to schedule an appointment.