Student Legal Services


SLS offers legal representation and services to all currently enrolled University students. Student organizations and commercial interests are not eligible for SLS services. Cases are handled by interns from the College of Law who are supervised by a full-time attorney. Please call for an appointment.

SLS can provide advice to help students resolve conflicts on their own or can represent them if the case is appropriate for SLS to handle. Students who become clients are required to pay a low flat fee as well as all resulting court costs and filing fees. SLS handles a limited range of cases, such as:

  • criminal defense for simple, serious, and aggravated misdemeanors;
  • landlord/tenant disputes;
  • small claims actions;
  • name changes;
  • consumer problems; and
  • dissolutions of marriage.

Other types of cases may be taken at the discretion of the supervising attorney. Generally, SLS does not handle cases involving taxes, wills, trusts, corporate law, felonies, real estate transactions, bankruptcies, personal injury, actions involving other UI students, or actions involving the University. Legal advice is not available over the phone.

Student Legal Services (SLS)
157 Iowa Memorial Union