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Ohio State Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services at The Ohio State University (SLS) is a non-profit law office employing attorneys and other legal professionals to provide legal advice, representation, education, and resources to eligible Ohio State students. Call 614-247-5853 or schedule an appointment at studentlegal.osu.edu.

  • Do International Students really need legal assistance?  Yes.  International Students make up about 12% of SLS’s clients.  SLS advises International Students regarding the same issues that domestic students face.  International Students also seek SLS services to assist in understanding their rights and responsibilities under U.S. law, which may differ from their home country. 
  • What legal issues does SLS cover? SLS assists students in the issues they typically face, including but not limited those listed here.

The Office of Legal Affairs provides legal advice and representation to The Ohio State University, to its constituent units and affiliated entities, and to its trustees, officers, employees and student leaders while acting on the university's behalf.