Student Legal Services

Office Information

Location: Smith Memorial Student Union, M343 1825 SW Broadway, Portland Oregon

Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (SLS is closed on all university holidays. Please see Announcements for any upcoming closures)

Notary Hours: 3-3:30pm Monday-Friday. Before coming in for a notary service, please review our Notary Policiesand view our announcements for upcoming closures.

How to request an appointment: fill out our appointment request to get started. After we review your request and confirm eligibility we will get in touch to schedule. 

Phone: 503-725-4556 -  If you are calling to schedule an appointment, please first fill out the appointment request form

Email: inbox for general inquiries. To request an appointment, please fill out our appointment request form rather than sending an email!

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SLS Announcements

Office Closures

We will be closed on the following dates and times for staff attorney candidate interviews:

  • Tuesday 2/13 10 am - 12 pm
  • Wednesday 2/14 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Thursday 2/15 12 pm - 2 pm   

If you use SLS services, or are otherwise interested in the outcome of our attorney hiring process, we'd love to have you join the candidate forums for our staff attorney finalists! Learn more 

In anticipation of winter weather hazards, the SLS office will be remote-only on Tuesday, 1/16/2024. Our notary hours will be canceled on this date. 

Response times on inquiries may take a bit longer than usual due to understaffing and a high number of student requests. We thank you for your understanding

Office Accessibility

The elevator to the third-floor mezzanine, where SLS is located, is occasionally out of service.  If you are unable to access our office because the elevator is not operating, please call us at 503-725-4556 and we will make alternative arrangements to meet with you.

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Students interested in the legal field can engage with PSU Student Legal Services through our internships, Explore the Law program, and our Advisory Board.

Apply for an SLS Internship -The SLS internship lasts one term, and may be eligible for college credit. Our interns gain legal experience by working closely with our team of attorneys, law clerks, and support staff. Learn more about our internship.

Participate in the Explore the Program - Explore the Law (ETL) connects PSU students with attorneys and others in the legal field and helps them prepare for law school and beyond. This a two-term program that may qualify for academic credit. Learn more about ETL.

Join our Advisory Board - The SLS Advisory Board reviews SLS programming, budgets and activities. The Board is made up of PSU students and members of the community. This is an unpaid, volunteer position with a one-year commitment. Joining our Advisory Board is a great way to learn more about the unique needs of a non-profit legal services office, and gain experience working in a professional setting. Advisory Board meeting agendas and minutes are available to the public, you can request access by emailing Review the Advisory Board Application. Please note that we review applicaitons for the advisory board annually, and onboard new members every Fall term. You are welcome to apply at any time, but will likely not be contacted until the end of Spring term for service starting the following fall.

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