Student Legal Clinic

Free confidential legal for current UOW students

Student Legal Services

The Student Legal Services Clinic provides free confidential legal advice to current students of the University of Wollongong (UOW). This service is provided by a dedicated solicitor at the Illawarra Legal Centre.

You can make an appointment to discuss your issue via Zoom or the phone.

The Student Legal Services Clinic encourages and supports students in solving their own legal problems. We aim to provide assistance to as many students as possible. Ongoing assistance in individual cases or court representation will not be provided, however appropriate referrals with be offered where required.

Student Legal Education Sessions

There is a lot to understand when it comes to the law and your rights and responsibilities. Make sure you’re equipped with the knowledge that you need to know through our tailored Student Legal Education sessions.

Once you register you will be sent details on how to join via Zoom on the morning of the session.

DateTimeSessionSession descriptionRegistration
9 August 2021 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm Your Rights at Work

If you’re currently working or looking for a job in Australia then it’s important you know your rights at work. Come along to this workshop to gain knowledge about your work entitlements and relevant issues relating to employment from the UOW Careers Central and Student Legal Clinic teams.

Register for this session
22 September 2021 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm Renting Accommodation & Tenant Rights When it comes to accommodation and renting it’s important to know your entitlements, rights and responsibilities. Ensure that you’re confident, comfortable and safe in your accommodation by joining the Student Legal Clinic to increase your knowledge on what you need to know. Register for this session
6 October 2021 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidence can be stressful and raise a variety of complex legal questions. Be prepared by knowing your rights and what steps need to be taken by joining the Student Legal Clinic in this session and have your questions answered.

Register for this session
27 October 2021 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm Credit, Debit & Staying on Track

Managing your money can be tricky, and it can be easy to get off track. Join the experts from our Student Legal Clinic to discover what your rights and obligations are when it comes to credit and debt.

Register for this session
1 November 2021 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm Intellectual Property (IP) & Patents

Intellectual Property (IP) and patents can be a tricky process. As innovative students, it’s essential to be informed to protect your creation, innovations and ideas while not infringing on someone else. Join the Student Legal Clinic to learn the steps you need to navigate to ensure your creation belongs to you.

Register for this session


Contact the Student Legal Clinic

For the convenience of students, appointments can be held:

  • Over the phone
  • Via Zoom (for example – from the convenience of your home or the UOW library)

Appointments are made by calling 0242761939 and pressing ‘3’ to identify that you are a current UOW student accessing this service.

Legal guides

PDF guide on tenant rights in NSW Tenant Rights in NSW (PDF)
PDF guide on employment rights Employment rights (PDF)
PDF guide on what to do in an motor vehicle accident Motor vehicle accidents 101 (PDF)
PDF guide on intellectual property and patents Intellectual Property and Patents 101 (PDF)


The Student Legal Services Clinic provides preliminary advice in relation to the following areas of law:

  • Residential tenancy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Victims of crime
  • Criminal law in relation to summary offences
  • Family law
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Basic Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship
  • Employment law
  • Consumer issues
  • Access to information
  • Neighbourhood disputes

The Student Legal Services Clinic does not provide advice in relation to the following areas of law:

  • Student v Student
  • Student v UOW
  • Student v other UOW controlled companies or organisations
  • Immigration
  • Taxation
  • Accounting
  • Financial Advice
  • Conveyances
  • Personal injury


The Student Legal Services Clinic website contains general information only. This information is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice. The Student Legal Services Clinic does not accept liability for any action taken based on information contained on this site or for any loss suffered as a result of reliance on information contained on this site. If you would like legal advice regarding a specific problem, please contact the Student Legal Services Clinic.