Students' Legal Assistance

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Students' Legal Assistance
Peters Campus Life Building, room 150

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

NIU continues to monitor closely the dynamic developments for Coronavirus (COVID-19) with a focus on the health and well-being of our university community.

We are currently closed for in-person visits. However, we are still working and available to handle student legal matters. Virtual appointments can be scheduled by emailing, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

If you have a pending court case currently handled by our office you will receive an email updating the status of that case with future court date information.

Students' Legal Assistance offers free legal services to current NIU students. We can help with many legal and non-legal issues you might experience during your time here. Tour our site and learn how our services and resources can fit your needs.


You can begin applying for the 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program on June 14. We can answer further questions from renters impacted by COVID-19 about this program by emailing us for an appointment.

Our Free and Confidential Services

  • Legal representation for ordinance, traffic and criminal misdemeanor citations issued in DeKalb County.
  • Consultation for ordinance, traffic and criminal misdemeanor citations issued in other counties.
  • Expungement and sealing of criminal history.

  • Auto accidents
  • Car purchase and repairs
  • Contracts/warranties
  • Credit problems
  • Student loan repayment

  • Employment
  • Housing

  • Break lease
  • Eviction
  • Maintenance/repair
  • Review leases
  • Security deposit

  • Budgeting
  • Divorce
  • Name change
  • Notary public
  • Power of attorney
  • Protection order
  • Right to protest