Student Legal Services

What is the Student Legal Services Program?

The Student Legal Services Program is meant to connect students with legal advice during the school year. We know that being a student is a lot of work, and we want to make sure that you have the proper legal support if problems ever arise!

Some issues that we expect to see are landlord-tenant issues, traffic grievances, drug or alcohol-related disputes, contracts, and name changes. You are able to schedule an appointment with our lawyer on various days throughout the semester and get the advice you need.

For any student who pays the Student Services Fee (Unless opted out, all full-time students pay this), this service is provided at no cost to you, so please take advantage of it!

Gunnar Johnson is our UMD Student Services Lawyer, please take a look at his short bio at the bottom of the page


Appointment Dates

Before you create your appointment, take a look at the dates for the rest of the semester here, appointments are 30 minutes long:

  • Thursday, January 19
  • Tuesday, January 24
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Thursday, February 16
  • Wednesday, February 22
  • Tuesday, February 28

All dates are 12:00 - 4:30 PM.

If none of these dates work for you, there is an option to schedule another time. However, this will only be accommodated if we are able. For the most part, the days listed are the best times to get an appointment.

We would ask that you schedule your appointment 24-48 hours in advance of the meeting time.

Making a New Appointment:

There is a Google Form (the link is on the right side and bottom of this page) to fill out prior to scheduling your appointment, then you will be able to pick a day and time to meet with our lawyer.

You will be asked to provide some preliminary information about your legal issue, so be prepared to provide that. Also, if you have any supporting documents or information that you feel comfortable sharing over our Google Form, there is a space for that as well.

Then you will be taken to a document with links to the sign-up calendar, where you can pick your timeslot to meet. There will be additional instructions to follow for sign-up on that document.

If you have any questions about the program or have difficulty scheduling, please contact the Student Life Office ([email protected], 218-726-8501).