Student Legal Services

120 Boucke Building

The Office of Student Legal Services provides legal advice, counsel, representation, and referral services to University Park students. Legal services are free, but students are responsible for filing fees and other legal expenses. The office provides students with programs about legal issues and online resources with information about legal rights and obligations. The office advises students about a range of legal concerns including landlord-tenant disputes, consumer problems, return of deposits, alcohol offenses, traffic violations, unemployment claims, small claims actions, name changes, collections, uncontested divorce, some immigration matters, wills and powers of attorney. The office also assists students with lease analysis, sublease drafting, eviction defense, resolving bad checks, driver’s license suspension, insurance claims, and property damage. Students will generally not be represented at legal proceedings which take place outside of the Centre County region. The office also does not provide legal representation to students in conflict with the University or involving another student. Students must visit the website and fill out an Intake Form to request services.

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