EUGENE, Ore. - The domestic violence clinic at the University of Oregon School of Law is expanding its legal services for student survivors.
The Students Survivor Legal Services office is receiving $300,000 grant to expand its services. The office opened in an effort to bring critical legal services to students who were victims of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking.
The new grant will permit the office to offer legal services to students at Lane Community College and Northwest Christian University, in addition to students at the University of Oregon.
"Legal services are vitally important to student survivors on all types of campuses," said Professor Merle Weiner, faculty director of the Domestic Violence Clinic."This grant will allow the Domestic Violence Clinic to offer a post-graduate fellowship to a graduate of the law school while also serving survivors on other campuses."
Staff attorney said students need the confidential legal advice to understand their legal options.