Student Legal Services - Welcome

What is Student Legal Services?

Funded entirely by Student Government, Student Legal Services (SLS) is a legal aid office for students currently enrolled at Iowa State University and recognized Iowa State University student groups. It is staffed by two attorneys who advise and often represent students in a variety of cases and are available for consultation with respect to most legal concerns.

What Services Does SLS Provide?

Legal advice and assistance in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Consumer Issues
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law and Divorce
  • Immigration
  • Landlord - Tenant Problems
  • Notary Services
  • Off-campus Employment Problems

How Much Does It Cost?

The services of SLS are available to students and recognized Iowa State University student groups free of charge. Students must pay their own court costs and any out of pocket expenses.

SLS Offers Limited Services

SLS cannot represent students in fee generating cases, controversies involving student vs. student or student vs. ISU, ISU student judicial matters and generally does not handle felony defense or cases involving excessive time. However, consultation with an attorney regarding these matters is available.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact SLS

  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • By Phone: 515-294-0978
  • In Person: 0367 Memorial Union, Ames, Iowa 50011
  • Due to confidentiality and privacy concerns, legal advice is not available via email.

Funded through Student Government