Student Legal Services

Legal Handbook

Updated January 14th, 2015

The purpose of this handbook is to provide students with general information on areas of law that most frequently concerns them. The information in the handbook is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. Students who are confronted with legal problems or who need specific advice are encouraged to seek assistance from a licensed attorney at Student Legal Services or in the community.

Identity Theft Travel Fraud
Illegal Downloading

Domestic Relations

Domestic Violence


Job Applications
Rights as an Employee

Landlord & Tenant

Lease Issues
Living in an Apartment
Moving Out of an Apartment

Sample Documents

Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court
Alternatives to Suing
Preparing Your Case

Sample Documents
Going to Court
Collecting the Judgement

Student Rights

Student Rights
Student Discipline
Student Grievance and Appeal Procedures
Student Privacy Issues

Traffic & Misdemeanors

Parking on UNL Campus
City of Lincoln Tickets
Traffic Offenses

First Stage: Arrest
Second Stage: Arraignment
Third Stage: Pretrial Motions, Plea Bargaining, Pretrail Diversion
Fourth Stage: Trial
Fifth Stage: Sentencing
If You are the Victim of a Crime
Party Related Legal Issues
DUI - Driving While Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs