SLS is committed to protecting the legal rights and interests of the student body.
Student Legal Services is available to educate students about their legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations. We provide services to all students with legal issues including, but not limited to, the following areas of law: leases, contracts, landlord/tenant issues, consumer issues, notary services, insurance matters, wills and powers of attorney, debt collection, expungement of criminal records, employment grievances, family law and domestic matters, and general civil matters.
“The office of student legal services was immensely helpful to me and my issue. They were respectful, prompt, and thoroughly attentive to my issues. They worked with me through the whole process, and helped me feel like I had control and power to fix the issues that were troubling me. The legal services office, in my opinion, is a prime example of how the university provides helpful services and information to students outside of a classroom setting. I would definitely consult them if i have any further issues in the future.” - WVU Student
The mission of Student Legal Services at West Virginia University is to provide counseling, advice, education, and representation to students to assist them to resolve legal issues and to foster and support students’ learning development. SLS is committed to protecting the legal rights and interests of the student body by providing high quality legal and mediation services at no cost to both undergraduate and graduate students, individually and collectively, as well as student government and student organizations.
All eligible persons have equal access to WVU Student Legal Services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation. Any individual needing special accommodations should contact our office at 304-293-4897.