The Student Legal Services (SLS) program provides legal services to currently enrolled students at the University of Oklahoma. The services offered include advice, consultations, and education on a variety of legal issues, as well as limited-scope representation where appropriate, and referrals to local private counsel upon request.
You must email email@example.com your completed Intake and Consent form before initiating services. This form is mandatory as it establishes our (limited) attorney-client relationship, which entitles the student-client to confidentiality and privilege. Until the signed and completed form is on-file with the SLS office, no services may be provided, including the initial consultation.
Reliable legal advice is researched and nuanced, and cannot be distributed “on the fly." Attorneys must apply the law to an individual’s particular situation, and that requires knowledge of the facts and circumstances surrounding your legal issue. Please gather all documentation and plan to submit copies along with your Intake and Consent form. Once your Intake and Consent form is collected, you will receive an email with detailed scheduling instructions, and you are welcome to book your appointment at that time. Currently, appointments are being offered by videoconference (Zoom), by telephone, by email, and in-person. When scheduling, students will have the ability to choose the format of their consultation. As a reminder, SLS does not maintain drop-in appointment hours.
Student Healthcare Planning Event
What: Join Student Legal Services as we assist students with their advance healthcare planning - the process of making advance care arrangements in the event the unthinkable occurs. Our attorney and SLS Director, Tracey Langford, will be available, by appointment, to answer questions, assist in completing documents, and will have necessary witnesses available to complete the process. These services will include:
Where: 2nd Floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union, Suite 265 - Student Affairs Conference Room
When: Friday, September 29 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Home After the Halls Presentation
What: Moving out of OU Housing or planning on renting? Request a Home After the Halls presentation from Student Legal Services! This program will cover:
Where: In-person or virtual
When: Request a presentation with Student Legal Services by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Legal Services also has notary services on-site. You must bring a physical (printed) copy of the document you wish to have notarized as well as your University or state-issued identification card.
To schedule a time for notary services, please contact the SLS office.
OU Law students, faculty and staff serve the local community through the OU Legal Clinic. The clinic provides pro bono services for economically eligible clients primarily in Cleveland and McClain counties in both civil and criminal issues. Some exceptions can be made in the event a case proves to be of educational significance to students. The clinic can only take on a limited number of cases, and new cases are only added at specific times of the year.
The Oklahoma Indigent Defense System implements the Indigent Defense Act, 22 O.S. Section 1355 et seq., by providing trial, appellate and post-conviction criminal defense services to persons who have been judicially determined to be entitled to legal counsel at State expense. The mission of the System is to provide indigents with legal representation comparable to that obtainable by those who can afford counsel and to do so in the most cost effective manner possible.
Oklahoma Find A Lawyer is a directory provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) to assist the public in locating and selecting a lawyer.
All lawyers listed in the directory are OBA members who have given their permission to have their names published in this directory by areas in which they practice. All practice areas listed were selected by the lawyer and not by the Oklahoma Bar Association.
If you are not in Oklahoma, check your state's Bar Association's website for resources. You can look for your state at the American Bar Association's directory at www.americanbar.org/directories/bar-associations.html.
If you need assistance in your own Legal Research, you can visit the Donald E. Pray Law Library at the OU Law Center. Library staff cannot provide legal advice.
Phone: (405) 325-4311
University of Oklahoma students are guaranteed certain rights by the constitutions of the United States and the State of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma Student Government Association. The Student Handbook consists of student policies on Norman's campus, as well as additional policies for registered student organizations.