Each semester, Student Legal Service housing attorneys host several renter’s workshops in each of the freshman dorms. We educate students about what they should be aware of before they sign a lease through this educational presentation and Q&A session. Our workshops highlight any changes that we notice in the off-campus housing environment, including trends relating to what types of housing are available. We outline the basics of a lease and encourage students to contact our office to schedule a lease review before they sign. Our housing attorneys are here to help at all stages in a student’s tenancy.
These workshops are also available, upon request, by filling out our Request a Program Form.
- Student Legal Service Tenant Resource Packet (PDF)
- Student Legal Service - Topics to Discuss with Roommates Handout (PDF)
- Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Careers in Law Fair
Our annual Careers in Law Fair provides a unique opportunity for students to meet with law school representatives and to explore employment and volunteer opportunities in law related careers, including work with nonprofits and government agencies. Each year, in partnership with CLA Career Services and Pre-Law Society, we host over 50 exhibitors in the Willey Hall Atrium, and expect over 500 students to attend the event.
Check out the exhibitor list from the 2019 Fair.
Interested in participating in this year's fair as an exhibitor? Visit the official Careers in Law Fair 2020 page.
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Where: Willey Hall Atrium
Risk Management Programs
Each year, University Student Legal Service staff present risk management programs to University student groups and associations, including Greek chapters. In general, the program addressing numerous issues relating to “risk management,” and the problems that can arise when an individual or group exercises bad judgment. Students learn how they could be personally responsible for harm caused to another individual, how to make proper choices to reduce the risk of harm, and how to reach their goals and become informed citizens.
This program is also available, upon request, by filling out our Request a Program Form.
Request a Program
University Student Legal Service offers a variety of programs and trainings to University students, staff, faculty, and the local community. As attorneys for students, we are able to provide a unique perspective on those legal concerns that students and administrators face each day. Our existing programs can be customized to fit the needs of your group, or you can send us a proposal for a new program.
International Students and the Law
- International Students Right to Work - This program is designed to assist the international student population in understanding when and what limitations they have relative to work and creating a business.
- DACA Program - Many students at the University are part of the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program which is under constant change and scrutiny. SLS immigration attorneys will assist students on how they can protect themselves and be in compliance with existing laws.
Conversations on Student Life and the Law
- Student Conversations and the Law - Your Rights, Understanding Your Civil Liberties: Normally held as an in-person open discussion addressing topical legal issues that impact students and the community. This fall the program will be done remotely allowing students to attend through Zoom.
- Civil Liberties and Police Encounters
Business Law Forum
- Start Me Up - A program that helps student entrepreneurs understand the steps they should take when forming a business or corporation. The program also covers how students can protect their rights in intellectual property.