WELCOME (BACK) TO MICHIGAN
A big warm welcome to our new and returning students. And welcome back to our website after a few days of internet outage! Our online appointment request link is up and running again and we are here to assist you with your legal needs. For all appointment requests please use our Request an Appointment. Please note that in addition to catching up from the internet outage, this is our busy time of the year and we will respond within 24-48 business hours as soon as we are able. Thank you for your patience.
NOTE: You must be a currently enrolled student at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan - Dearborn, or the University of Michigan - Flint, in order to qualify for and receive our services.
Student Legal Services is a division of Student Life and is a full-service law office. Our services are available to currently enrolled students at the University of Michigan.
All communications with our attorneys are confidential. We will not discuss your case with your parents, friends, spouses, or the University of Michigan, without your written consent.
Housing Resources for Students with Disabilities
Searching for off-campus housing can feel challenging, and if you are a student with a disability who may need housing accommodations, the process can seem even more daunting. If you have questions or would like assistance with the process, please contact Student Legal Services, Beyond the Diag, Services for Students with Disabilities or Michigan Housing.
You can also visit the dedicated off-campus housing search website, and use the personalized search tools to find options that match your needs.
STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES, BEYOND THE DIAG, SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND MICHIGAN HOUSING are working together to support students with housing accessibility needs. If you have any questions or concerns, or need assistance with accommodations for off campus housing please contact either:
Gayle Rosen, University of Michigan Student Legal Services Housing Attorney. firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.763.9920
Mark Simmonds, University of Michigan Beyond the Diag, Program Manager. email@example.com or 734.764.7420
If you have any questions or concerns, or need assistance with accommodations for campus housing please contact either:
Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services at the University of Michigan, Director. firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.763.3000
Rick Gibson, Michigan Housing, Director. email@example.com or 734.764.7401
Ashley Albright, Housing Information Office, Housing Accommodations Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.763.3164
There has been an uptick in leasing scams. Please be careful before signing a lease, a sublease, or sending any rent, deposits, or other fees in relation to a lease. If you are unsure about the validity of a proposed lease, please contact us before signing the lease or sending any funds.
FAKE JOB AND INTERNSHIPS WARNING!
The University of Michigan, as well as schools around the country are seeing an increase in fake job and internships targeted at students. Scammers, posing as faculty and staff, are contacting students with impesonated email credentials and making offers for jobs and internships that do not exist. If you receive any email offer claiming to come from UM faculty, staff or administration, do not repsond or provide any personal information. Instead, report it to the UM Internet Technology Services (ITS) at https://its.umich.edu/help.
The increased popularity in using payment apps (such as Zelle and Venmo) has brought an increase of scams targeting those same apps. For example, if a potential landlord requests payment using one of these apps, please contact us to review the validity of the request before sending any payment.
In general, we advise following recommended cautionary procedure (pause, get more information, verification) if you receive any texts or calls warning of fraudulent activity on your application, especially when asking for you to respond with personal information. It is probably a scam! When in doubt, contact your bank or provider directly before proceeding.
Call us during our office hours for more information. No legal advice will be given over the telephone or via e-mail.
University of Michigan -
Student Legal Services
Division of Student Life
715 N. University Ave., Suite 202
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1605
General Information Only (we do not give legal advice over the Phone or via Email. Please do not send documents via FAX or Email. To make an appointment use the Request an Appointment link above):
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed for Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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