Carnegie Mellon University

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances, consultations will no longer take place in the Cohon Center; instead, students will receive a call from the attorney at the scheduled start time of their appointment. When booking an appointment on Calendly, you will be asked to provide your cell phone number. This information will only be used so that the attorney leading your consultation will be able to contact you. Don't hesitate to email with questions. Thank you for your understanding.

Legal Consultation

The Graduate Student Assembly, the Provost Office and the Undergraduate Student Senate have partnered to offer all CMU graduate and undergraduate students free legal consultations.

The program is limited to one free 20-minute initial legal consultation with an attorney for each particular legal issue or question.

You are not obligated to retain the attorney, and the attorney is not required to represent you or provide additional advice on the matter past the initial consultation stage. If you so wish to engage the attorney to represent you, you may do so by separate private agreement between the attorney and you at your sole cost and expense. 

Typical areas of inquiry contemplated by this program include, but are not limited to: Landlord/Tenant, Criminal/DUI, Contracts, Employment, Civil Lawsuits (Plaintiff or Defendant), Personal Injury.

The attorney may not represent you in any claim or action against Carnegie Mellon, the Graduate Student Assembly or the Undergraduate Student Senate, or their trustees, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, successors or assigns, or in any claim or action in which any of the foregoing is a party or has a legal interest.

Legal advice received under this program will be provided by an attorney who is not an agent, employee or representative of Carnegie Mellon, the Graduate Student Assembly or the Undergraduate Student Senate (the “CMU Parties”).  As such, the CMU Parties, their trustees, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, successors or assigns are not responsible for any advice given to you.

Legal consultations under this program do not cover immigration matters. For such issues, please contact the Office of International Education.

Additional Legal Resources

Resources and other material included on this Legal Consultation for Students website provides general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation. It is not a substitute for consulting a qualified attorney regarding one's particular case.