Types of cases:
- Minor criminal charges
- Traffic tickets
- Landlord-tenant issues
- Family law
- Consumer law
- Legal claims involving money
- Small business and non-profit basics
- Employment Law
All ASU students can use this service, including undergraduates, graduate students and part-time students.
The student Legal Clinic cannot provide advice in situations that are directly adverse to the University (i.e. a student who wants to sue ASU or an ASU employee). Cases where a student is dealing with criminal charges in state court as well as charges under the Code of Student Conduct are not generally considered to create a conflict.
Range of Services:
Our goal is to give students tools to navigate situations they encounter. To this end, the attorney will provide information and advice and will assist students in developing strategies for addressing their issues. In addition, the attorney will provide legal research, review court papers or other documents, help students draft written communications and make referrals. Referrals may be to local attorneys or to other resources (i.e. government agencies or advocacy organizations). The Student Legal Clinic maintains a good working relationship with the Watauga County District Attorney’s office and, in many situations, is able to provide case-specific information about how to approach minor criminal charges.
How to prepare for your Legal Clinic appointment:
If you have any documents related to your situation, please bring them with you to your appointment. If your situation is complex, it may be helpful to write down some of the important events, dates and details. The attorney will request your contact information (email and phone number) and ask for your Banner ID.
Potential Internship Opportunities:
Occasionally, the Student Legal Clinic is able to provide internship or volunteer opportunities for students who are considering law school. Please make an appointment to discuss these possibilities if you are interested. The attorney is also available to talk with students who have questions about law school or the practice of law.
M-R: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m - 1:30 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.