Legal Clinic

The Student Legal Services Clinic is funded by the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and provides 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.

We encourage and support students in solving their own legal problems. Ongoing assistance in individual cases or court representation will not be provided; however, appropriate referrals with be offered where required.


Appointments are available over the phone, via Zoom or in-person on Wollongong Campus at Support and Wellbeing, Building 19, Ground Floor.

To book an appointment, call 02 42761939 and press "3" to identify that you are a current UOW student accessing this service.

Appointments are usually scheduled on Monday and Tuesday during office hours.


The Student Legal 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 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

Free legal webinars

Increase your understanding of important legal matters by attending these FREE legal webinars. Webinars will run on Wednesday from 1-2pm on various dates throughout the year.

Find out more and register

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 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.