Got a legal question? Ask the RMIT Student Legal Service for free, confidential advice.
If you're a currently enrolled student with legal questions, don't hesitate to contact us. The RMIT Student Legal Service is run by qualified lawyers who are able to provide advice and information to students on a range of legal issues.
Log a request, and our lawyer will respond to you within three working days, or refer you to a more suitable legal service if appropriate.
What we can assist with
When you first speak to our lawyer, we will advise you how much assistance we can provide. This may involve:
- legal information and referrals by email that may assist you to resolve your own legal problems
- one-off legal advice (we will explain the law as it relates to your legal problem, outline your legal options and may guide you in pursuing your legal options)
- casework support in limited circumstances (this may involve writing letters on your behalf and helping with negotiations, etc.).
We provide assistance on:
- fines (including public transport (MYKI), driving, toll and parking)
- traffic accidents and driving problems
- renting and tenancy
- employment law
- criminal law and police powers
- consumer and debt matters
- safety-related matters (in an emergency contact police on 000).
What we can't assist with
While we aim to provide assistance to as many students as possible, we usually cannot offer ongoing assistance in individual cases. We do not provide court representation but can offer appropriate referrals.
We also specifically do not assist with:
- legal matters against RMIT (see RUSU Student Rights)
- legal matters against other RMIT students
- related matters where the service had previously acted for the other party
- property law (e.g. conveyancing)
- commercial law (e.g. setting up a business)
- migration law
- family law (e.g. arrangements for children, property settlements, child protection matters)
- intellectual property (e.g. trademark or copyright law)
- academic matters.
Unsure if your issue is a legal matter? Please talk to a Student Support Advisor at RMIT Connect before seeking an appointment with our lawyer. Where possible, we may be able to offer some legal information in relation to your query and will do our best to facilitate an appropriate referral.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in person at the City campus; if you're from the Brunswick or Bundoora campus, via Skype from the Student Services Centre (or anywhere else you can access Skype).
The RMIT Student Legal Service website contains general information only. This information is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice. The RMIT Student Legal Service does not accept liability for any action taken based on information contained on this site or for any loss suffered as a result of reliance on information contained on this site. If you would like advice regarding a specific problem, please contact the RMIT Student Legal Service.