Areas of Law

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.
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Civil Matters

Off-Campus Housing
Lease Review
Cars (Accidents, Buying, Selling, Repairs)
Consumer Transactions
Credit and Debt
Dissolution of Marriage
Document Drafting and Review
Estate Planning
Identity Theft
Name Change
Power of Attorney
Protection Orders
Victims of Crime Assistance

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Criminal and Traffic

Underage Alcohol Offenses (Under 21)
False Identification (Fake ID)
Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI/DUI/DWI)
Criminal damaging
Criminal mischief
Disorderly Conduct
Driving under suspension
Driving without license
Drug Paraphernalia
Drug Possession
Open Container
Sealing Criminal Records
Traffic accident (ACDA)control device (red light, stop sign) 
Traffic control device (red light, stop sign) 

Are you unsure if Student Legal Services can help you? Please call or email us to find out.


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:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business matters
  • Complex Wills and Estates
  • Contingency fee cases
  • Felonies
  • Intellectual Property
  • Non-moving traffic violations (parking tickets)
  • Personal injury
  • Probate matters
  • Social Security Disability
  • Taxes
  • 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.