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Student Legal Services

Advice And

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.

Our Mission

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.


1/12/2024: WVU will be closed January 15, 2024, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

12/14/2023: From December 18, 2023 - January 3, 2024 members of our staff will be working remotely. Before visiting the office please call 304-293-4897 to see if someone is in the office that day. You can always email questions to

11/17/2023: West Virginia University will be closed November 22nd-24th, 2023 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

11/8/2023: Visit the SLS table at the WVU Housing Fair today from 10am-3pm in the Mountainlair Ballroom. 

4/4/2023: West Virginia University will be closed on Friday, April 7, 2023, in observance of the Spring Holiday. 

3/21/2023: Student Legal Services is happy to announce that we have launched our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Follow the links to the right to get more information.  

2/27/2023: Welcome to Colten Oliver who is starting his first day as the new paralegal for Student Legal Services. For more information about Colten please see his staff bio.

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