Student Legal Support Clinic FAQ

The Student Legal Support Clinic (“Clinic”) is a unique collaboration between CSUN, the Associated Students and Southwestern Law School’s Community Lawyering Clinic.  The Clinic is directed by Southwestern Professor Julia Vázquez and staffed by law students under her direct supervision.

Where is the Student Legal Support Clinic located? 

The Clinic is located on the 3rd floor of the CSUN Oviatt Library, room 312 (map below).

What are the Clinic hours? 

Beginning August 31st 2017, the fall 2017 hours are:

  • Wednesdays: 11AM – 2PM; 3PM – 7PM
  • Thursdays: 9AM – 2:30PM; Drop-in 2:30PM – 4PM

Who is eligible to receive services? 

The Clinic is open to all currently enrolled CSUN students. 

What kind of services does the Clinic provide?

In a survey conducted by the Associated Students, immigration was identified as a top priority for CSUN students.  The Clinic will provide pro bono advice, counsel and representation to CSUN students in a variety of immigration legal services, including, but not limited to: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Adjustment of Status, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status ("SIJS"), Violence against Women Act ("VAWA"), U visa and Naturalization Services.  In addition to client representation, Southwestern Law Students will conduct community based legal workshops to meet the needs of the CSUN student community.    

What if I have a legal issue that is not related to immigration?

The Clinic is committed to assisting all CSUN students gain access to legal services.  For cases that fall outside of the scope of our representation, the Clinic will provide CSUN students with information about their legal rights as well as referrals to reputable pro-bono or low cost legal services.

How can I make an appointment?

Appointments are on a first come, first served basis and may fill up quickly.  Students are encouraged to sign-up early in the semester.  Drop-in hours are also listed above.  To make an appointment, you can call or email:

  • Call: Southwestern Law School’s Community Lawyering Clinic, (213) 738-5728.
  • Email: communitylawyering@swlaw.edu
  • *Future options will soon be available to make your appointment through the Associated Students.

The Clinic is offered as a public service to CSUN students but does not constitute solicitation or provision of legal advice by CSUN.  Any legal information or advice provided is provided solely by Southwestern Law School.

Library third floor map showing legal clinic in Room 312.