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Established by Student Council in 1972, Student Legal Services provides low-cost, confidential legal assistance to University of Virginia students. We provide legal help on a wide variety of legal matters, including representation in Charlottesville/Albemarle area courts. No fee is charged for consultations. All fees are minimal.

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Lester Wilson III, Director
Attorney at Law

Newcomb Hall
4th Floor, Room 460
P.O. Box 400810
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Office: (434) 924-7524
Fax: (434) 982-6336

E-mail is not confidential, and should not be used to transmit confidential communications. For your protection, please do not contact Student Legal Services via e-mail.


Interns and Clerks

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Volunteer undergraduate interns and clerks work under the supervision of an attorney. Applications are available for interested second and third year students after spring break every year at the Student Legal Services Office in Newcomb Hall room 460.


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The office is funded through the Student Activity Fee Fund and client fees. Only University of Virginia students who have paid the student activity fee, or partial fee University of Virginia students in degree granting programs who have not paid the student activity fee but who pay a $10 initial consultation fee, are eligible for legal services.


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Student Legal Services is subject to the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct, including Rule 1.6 regarding confidentiality of information. You should feel free to discuss with us all aspects of your legal matter.