Student Legal Services covers an extensive list of the legal issues Ohio State students typically face.
Areas of Law Covered
This list is not exclusive. Please contact SLS with questions about coverage.
Cars (Accidents, Buying, Selling, Repairs)
Credit and Debt
Dissolution of Marriage
Document Drafting and Review
Power of Attorney
Victims of Crime Assistance
Criminal and Traffic
Underage Alcohol Offenses (Under 21)
False Identification (Fake ID)
Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI/DUI/DWI)
Driving under suspension
Driving without license
Sealing Criminal Records
Traffic accident (ACDA)control device (red light, stop sign)
Traffic control device (red light, stop sign)
Students with a legal issue should schedule an appointment with SLS to determine coverage.
Student Legal Services may in certain circumstances provide limited advice and referral in the following areas:
- Business matters
- Complex Wills and Estates
- Contingency fee cases
- Intellectual Property
- Non-moving traffic violations (parking tickets)
- Personal injury
- Probate matters
- Social Security Disability
- Unemployment claims
- Other matters that may unduly monopolize SLS resources
All services provided shall be in accordance with applicable law.
SLS may not represent students against any of these individuals in their performance of their respective duties: state officer; law enforcement officer; or member of the board or regents or of the board of trustees, faculty or staff of a college or university.
SLS may not represent students against: The Ohio State University or any student attending The Ohio State University or any other university participating in an SLS plan.
SLS may not represent a student in Academic Misconduct or Student Conduct hearings.