Student Legal Aid
Currently enrolled 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 a 15-minute provide 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 court room. 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.
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.
Appointments are scheduled for the full year and listed on RamConnect. Students must use their WCU email to sign up for appointments. Students may sign up for an appointment until noon (12:00 p.m.) the day before the scheduled session, and students may cancel appointments as late as the day of the scheduled date and time. If no appointments are available on a preferred date, please sign up for a forthcoming date.