ASUM Legal Services

Free Legal Advice for Students

 ASUM Legal Services has provided low-cost legal assistance to eligible students of the University of Montana since 1975. We are comprised of an attorney, Lou Villemez, and law school student interns working under the supervision of the attorneys. Legal advice is free for students and there are small fees charged for legal services beyond advice appointments.

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COVID-19 Update: Legal Advice Appointments Available by Phone or Zoom

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, ASUM Legal Services is providing services remotely via email, telephone and zoom. Please follow the instructions under "How To Apply" below, and request an appointment by phone or email. 

Legal Needs Survey

We want to understand your legal needs. Fill out the Legal Needs Survey

Services Offered

We are not able to provide full attorney representation on every case, but our goal is to provide legal advice to every student in need. We provide legal advice, assistance and sometimes attorney representation on a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to:

  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Other Housing Issues: For other housing issues (such as foreclosure or discrimination) please contact us.
  • Family Law: Divorce, custody, child support.
  • Consumer Matters: Debt problems, car sales and repair problems, fraud and identity theft.
  • Criminal Cases
  • Civil Rights
  • Property Damage
  • Document Drafting: Wills, Powers of Attorney, informal Guardianships, Living Wills, Deeds, Contracts, etc.

We can provide advice, resources, or referrals for nearly any legal issue.

Legal Resources

In addition to specific legal advice and assistance, ASUM Legal Services offers a wealth of legal information and legal resources for the students of the University of Montana, including:

Know Your Rights Quiz

How well do you know about civil rights? Take our Civil Rights Quiz to be entered for a chance to win a cash prize. Winners will be announced at the end of Spring Semester 2022. 





  • Call: (406) 243-6213


Hours & Location:

  • Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • University Center Room 116
  • Closed on University holidays