2018-19 Student Legal Clinic data shows increase in landlord-tenant cases
Each year, at the end of spring semester, we review at our data for the past year to see how many students consulted with the Student Legal Clinic and what types of cases they needed help with. We look for trends and use the information we collect from our database and from student surveys to improve the services we provide.
In 2018-19, for the first time since the Student Legal Clinic started operating in fall 2002, more students sought advice about landlord-tenant issues than any other type of case. This included a number of students who met with the Student Legal Clinic to review their lease before signing it -- always a good idea when entering a binding legal contract! As the Appalachian State University student body continues to grow, and a larger number of students live off-campus, we expect lease reviews and other rental issues will continue to be a hot topic for the Student Legal Clinic.
In addition to individual consultations, we work with our partner program Off-Campus Student Services to provide educational presentations and other programs for students living off-campus or preparing to move off-campus. For more information about what the Student Legal Clinic has been up to this past year, check our 2018-19 infographic report. Follow us on Facebook and feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments!