Purpose & Mission
The purpose of Student Legal Services is to inform students of practical aspects of the law as applied to their individual problem. In addition, in-court representation is available in many cases.
Priority is given to matters for which a student would be financially unable to retain an attorney. This is determined by income guidelines established by the Student Legal Service Plan. It is believed that a majority of the students will qualify for individual representation under those guidelines. Income guidelines do not apply to landlord/tenant cases.
We are part of Student Affairs at Illinois
Student Legal Services is a unit within the Office of the Dean of Students and a part of Student Affairs at the University of Illinois. From outside the classroom learning experiences, to physical and emotional wellness, leadership opportunities, global awareness, safety, fun, and career preparation, Student Affairs supports all aspects of student life at Illinois.
Our mission is to provide preventive legal education, legal counseling and advice, and individual representation to students in order to enhance student life and student knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, and positively impact student retention.