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About Student Legal Services


The purpose of OSA Student Legal Services is to assist students in identifying and resolving their legal problems so they can make the most of their educational opportunities. If a legal problem threatens to interfere with your effectiveness as a student, OSA Student Legal Service can help you resolve or minimize that problem.

An attorney and our staff members are available to render legal and referral services to all students who are currently enrolled at the UW-Oshkosh. If the type or complexity of your problem or your desire for services exceeds the scope or capabilities of the program, additional services may be arranged for, at your expense, through attorneys in the community.

Prompt, efficient, and high quality legal assistance for individual students is a key concern of OSA Student Legal Service. Proper attention to any legal matter even if you don’t think it is very serious will often prevent more complex legal action.

It is the goal of OSA Student Legal Service that direct delivery of legal services will not only remove or resolve students’ legal concerns, but will also act as an educational experience in familiarizing them either with the legal rights to which they are entitled and/or the responsibilities for which they, as citizens, are held accountable. OSA Student Legal Service will also offer law related educational services through seminars, workshops, and publications. You are encouraged to attend and participate in these workshops as a means of resolving potential legal concerns as well as to consult members of OSA Legal Service staff about specific legal problems.

Attorney Erik R. Forsgren represents all students on various matters.  He studied law at the University of Louisville, Kentucky and now has his own law practice, which is located in Fremont, Wisconsin.  Attorney Forsgren has been with the Student Legal Services program for almost 25 years.  "I think it is important for individuals who don't have a voice to have someone who can advocate for them."

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