UNL Student Legal Services


SLS offers free legal advice or representation to registered UNL students.

SLS is staffed by three experienced attorneys who will provide legal advice or court representation in civil and criminal areas of the law. Many times a student's legal question can be handled by consultation; other cases may require negotiations and court appearances.

Court Representation

SLS attorneys will represent UNL students only in Lancaster County courts in the following types of cases:
  • Consumer cases
  • Criminal misdemeanors (e.g., MIP, DUI, Maintain a Disorderly House, etc.)
  • Divorces (uncontested; not involving children or real property)
  • Landlord & tenant disputes
  • Small Claims Court appeals & removals

Advice & Referrals

SLS attorneys will meet with UNL students to discuss legal options and offer advice or referrals on any legal matter. SLS will not appear in court for students outside of Lancaster County nor in cases such as bankruptcies, contested divorces, felonies, personal injury lawsuits, automobile accidents or real estate transactions.


Stop by the Student Legal Services office at Room 335 Nebraska Union to pick up free legal information pamphlets or to make an appointment to meet with one of our lawyers. You can also set up an appointment online or by calling (402) 472-3350.

Legal Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide students with general information on areas of law that most frequently concerns them. The information in the handbook is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. Students who are confronted with legal problems or who need specific advice are encouraged to seek assistance from a licensed attorney at Student Legal Services or in the community.

Contact Student Legal Services

Location: Third floor of the City Campus Union, Room 335
Hours: Monday- Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: (402) 472-3350
Website: http://asun.unl.edu/student-legal-services
Mailing address:
Student Legal Services
335 Nebraska Union
P.O. Box 880461
Lincoln, NE 68588-0461