Student Survivor Legal Services

You don’t have to figure it out alone.
Free legal help is available.

We are a free and confidential resource for students at higher education institutions in Lane County who have experienced sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. Students can meet with a licensed attorney to discuss various legal options and receive guidance on managing practical problems.

Services
Civil Protective Orders (Restraining Orders)
Student Conduct Code Process
Victim Rights in the Criminal Justice System
Housing and Employment

All information obtained in the course of representation will be held confidential consistent with state and federal law and is not subject to required reporting

Explanation of Services

Civil Protective Orders (Restraining Orders)
The Court can issue protective orders that prevent the person who hurt you from having any type of contact with you. Our attorneys can represent you during that legal process.

Student Conduct Code Process
If you choose to report a sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, or stalking to your University, College, or Institution, you are entitled to an attorney who can help you understand and navigate the process and advocate for your interests.

Victim Rights in the Criminal Justice System
If you have been the victim of a crime our attorney can explain the legal process and help you assert your rights.

Housing and Employment
We can provide legal assistance with laws that help a survivor in ending a lease or removing the person who hurt you from the lease. Oregon law also protects workers who are victims of domestic violence, harassment, stalking, and sexual assault.

It can be challenging to figure out if your situation involves sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking and to determine how legal services can be helpful to you.

Eligibility Requirements

Student Survivor Legal Services provides free legal services to students of higher education institutions in lane county.  These institutions include the University of Oregon, Lane Community College, Northwest Christian University, Pacific University, Pioneer Pacific College, New Hope Christian College, and Gutenberg College, and any other higher education institution in Lane County.

Due to our grant funding requirements, we may only provide services to student victims and survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking. 

We cannot provide legal services if there is an ethical or legal conflict, or if the case does not meet our above eligibility requirements.

If you are a University of Oregon student and you do not meet the above criteria, you may still be eligible for legal services from ASUO Student Legal Services.  They can be reached at 541-346-4273.