Personal Legal Resources


By law, the Office of General Counsel cannot provide legal advice or representation to individual members of the University community regarding matters against the University or of a personal nature, such as divorce, wills, or landlord tenant issues. If you need personal legal advice or representation, you may be able to obtain information and assistance from these organizations:

University of Maryland, College Park, students may contact the Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office at 301-314-7756.

University of Maryland, College Park, graduate students may contact the Graduate Legal Aid Office at 301-405-5807.

Lawyer Referral Services

Many counties in Maryland provide lawyer referral services for individuals looking for an attorney. The Maryland State Bar Association can guide you.

Website Disclaimer


This website is provided as a resource for learning basic legal competencies on a variety of topics that affect the university.

Disclaimer Notice: These materials are presented here for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice on a particular matter. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific facts and circumstances relating to an issue. For legal advice on a particular university matter within your official responsibilities, please consult with a member of the Office of General Counsel.