Student Legal Services (SLS) provides consultations in a variety of legal areas. Representation is also available for many issues. More information on the most common types of legal matters we see in our office is available below:


If a student’s legal problem falls outside the areas noted above, we may still be able to help. We’ve probably dealt with the issue before and even if we haven’t, we’ll be happy to do so if we can.

Services we do not provide

SLS does not provide any advice on questions regarding taxes, bankruptcy, business, patent, trademark, copyright, wills, real estate or legal claims against a government entity, including the police and CU Boulder.

Also, we generally do not provide advice on questions regarding legal claims against another CU Boulder student. Note that we do not necessarily consider it problematic to advise or represent a student on a criminal case because a second student is either listed as a co-defendant in the case or has been wronged by the first student. See our limitations on services policy for more information.

In the event we cannot help with a legal situation, we’ll do our best to refer to someone who can.

Notary Services

SLS does not provide notary services. Notary services may be available at the following nearby locations.

On campus

Off campus


SLS offers presentations to student and campus organizations on request. Our outreach efforts focus on individual constitutional rights, how to deal with the police, the Student Code of Conduct, knowing what to look for in an apartment lease and other similar topics. 

Contact SLS if interested in having us give a group presentation.