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Student Legal Service

The Office of Student Life offers Student Legal Services, legal assistance to students that have paid the KU Medical Center required campus fee. Services are provided by a private attorney licensed in Kansas and Missouri.

About Student Legal Services

The program is a student-funded program through the Student Governing Council. Legal advice is available by appointment only and is not given over the phone, via email or on a walk-in basis.

Services Offered

Student Legal Services provides legal consultation and/or referral in most legal matters affecting students. Any information that you discuss with the attorney is protected by attorney/client privilege. The attorney can not personally represent you based on this service. If your issue involves further legal work, you can secure the services of the attorney outside of this service or ask for a referral.

Examples of legal advice that the attorney can give you:

  • Consumer contracts
  • Crime victim
  • Criminal charges
  • Debt collection
  • No-fault divorce
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Traffic violations
  • Wills

Examples of legal advice that the attorney CANNOT give you:

  • Student versus student cases
  • Copyright and patent cases
  • Securities cases
  • Fee generating cases
  • Cases against the University of Kansas or its affiliated organizations
  • Defense of misdemeanors occurring on University of Kansas campuses or misdemeanors of which the university is a victim or to which university employees are witnesses.

Schedule an Appointment

  • To schedule an appointment, email calkins@kumc.edu.
  • Students are eligible for one free consultation per legal issue. If you schedule an appointment and do not show up or give 24 hour cancellation notice, you are not eligible for another appointment during the school year.

What to Bring

When you are coming to your appointment, please bring all relevant papers (i.e. tickets, leases, letters from attorneys, etc.). If you are facing criminal charges, try to get a copy of your police report prior to your appointment. Not being adequately prepared will make it difficult for the attorney to assist you.

Helpful hints to make your appointment useful

  • Be prepared to take notes.
  • Don't bring parents, girlfriends, boyfriends or others to your appointment.
  • Be honest.

Notary Public Service

We also provide free notary service to KU Medical Center students in G035 Dykes Library.

Office of Student Life
1006 Orr Major
Mail Stop 4018
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-6681