Student Legal Aid

Legal Aid

Currently enrolled West Chester University students can make an appointment on RamConnect to meet with a lawyer for free. Students are encouraged to bring documents to the designated appointment related to the legal issue (i.e., lease, citation). Please keep in mind that students are strongly encouraged to use this service BEFORE legal complications arise.

The lawyer will provide a 15-minute  consultation on a variety of civil and criminal issues - landlord/tenant, leases, citations, etc. This free service is offered by appointment only. The consultation does not extend into a courtroom. If further legal aid is needed, the lawyer can suggest professionals for consideration, or refer students to the Lawyer Referral Service of the Chester County Bar Association. Please note that the lawyer is prohibited from taking any student cases as this may pose a conflict of interest.

Appointments are scheduled for the full year and listed on RamConnect. Students must use their WCU email to sign up for appointments. If no appointments are available on a preferred date, please sign up for a forthcoming date. 

Any information, materials, or advice provided by an attorney as part of the "Student Legal Aid" shall not be attributable to or in any way reflect the views of West Chester University and/or Student Services, Inc.

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