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.

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.

Contact the Student Legal Clinic

Appointments can be held over the phone, via Zoom or at UOW’s Wollongong Campus in 19.G020

To book an appointment, call 0242761939 and press "3" to identify that you are a current UOW student accessing this service.

Appointments are usually scheduled on Mondays during office hours.

Community legal education for UOW students


Date: Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Time: 1 - 2pm

Topic: Fines

Description: This session will cover the following: what is a fine, types of fines, information about your options for dealing with a fine or penalty notice, including how to pay the fine, what to do if you disagree with it, what happens if you decided to go to court and what you can do if your driver’s licence is suspended.

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Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2022 (TBC)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Topic: Victim Services Part 1 - Consent

Description: What is the age of consent in NSW? If I am under the age and agree to sex is it still sexual assault? What if I withdrew consent during intercourse etc.

What is sexual assault and consent?

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Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Time: 1 - 2pm

Topic: Victim Services Part 2 - Getting Help

Description: The Victims Support Scheme – This scheme helps people who are victims of a violent crime that happened in NSW.

The session will cover what support is available, how to apply, timeframes for applications. Evidence required.

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Date: Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Time: 1 -2pm

Topic: Tenancy

Description: This session explains the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords It will include: The current legislation: tenancy agreements- fixed and continuing; bond; termination by tenant; termination by landlord; repairs and maintenance; access; share housing.

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Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Time: 1 - 2pm

Topic: Motor Vehicle accident

Description: What to do after an accident Who is responsible; What evidence is available; Making a claim; responding to a claim; Going to court; Dispute resolution;  Motor accident injury claims.

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Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Time: 1 - 2pm

Topic: Credit and Debt

Description:  This session primarily focuses on debt arising out of credit. The session covers what you can do if you are owed money, or if someone is chasing you for money. Debts can arise out of contracts private loans; loans and credit cards;. Electricity, gas, water and phone bills. What options are available for paying the debt and recouping the debt. How to make a claim, and going to court.

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Date: Tuesday (TBC)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Topic: Intellectual Property

Description: COMING SOON: What is IP? What are my obligations in signing a Student Deed?


Date: Tuesday (TBC)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Topic: Immigration

Description: COMING SOON: General overview on various visas and immigration in general


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)

Services

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

Disclaimer

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.