The University Legal Clinic will most likely be able to assist you if you meet the following criteria:
- Be a currently enrolled student
- Have an issue that isn’t against another student, faculty member, or any UWM entity
- Have not already retained an attorney for the issue you are bringing to us.
The University Legal Clinic operates on a walk-in basis. When you come in, you should be prepared. Bring any information and documents that may be pertinent to your case. Be prepared to explain the issue in detail with one of our volunteer paralegals.
After filling out the necessary paperwork, a paralegal will gather the case information in a private interview. Your paralegal, who is your point of contact through the entire process, will then discuss the case with the staff attorney. If needed, an appointment will be made for you to see the attorney.
Most issues can be resolved during one visit. In some situations students may meet with the attorney multiple times. It is at the attorney’s discretion whether or not he will continue with your case after the first meeting.
If we cannot assist you throughout your entire case, we have referral information available (found under the resources link) to get you in touch with other organizations that may be able to assist you.