Welcome to the ASUCI Legal Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.) page, a space made for UCI undergraduate students to help them navigate legal concerns that are interfering with their academics. 

The purpose of the L.E.A.R.N. is to educate and provide resources that support students while navigating the legal world.

  • Educate students through events and workshops that promote awareness of the legal world and students’ rights. 
  • Resources to connect students to Orange County referral services and clinics, which could provide legal services to students. While also listing other resources in surrounding counties.

When to Contact an Attorney

There are various reasons a student may need legal assistance, including:

  • Alcohol-related citations or arrests
  • Immigration questions
  • Bankruptcy and credit cards
  • Landlord, roommate, and security deposit issues
  • Selling your vehicle 
  • Small claims court
  • Child custody, divorce and child support
  • Noise violations from the police
  • Auto accidents
  • License and permits
  • Limitations on services
  • Labor and employment 
  • ADA non-compliance 
  • Any other issue that may come about

L.E.A.R.N. conducted a survey and it showed 61% of the student population are ‘not aware at all’ of the free legal services in the area.

We are always looking for new and creative ideas to bring legal education to students, and we hope that these resources help guide you all. 

Additional Referral Services & Resources

Please find additional referral services & resources in the county that is most appropriate to your case. An initial consultation may cost a nominal fee or be free-of-charge with some referral services, depending on the type of case. Terms subject to change at anytime.

*Please note that certain organizations are Registered Campus Organizations (RCOs) at UC Irvine that are listed as ways to get involved in legal advocacy or education on campus.

The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County’s pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income and vulnerable residents. Founded in 1981, PLC’s 30 staff members work with over 1,600 Orange County lawyers, paralegals, law students, and other volunteers annually to provide free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. 

For more information on how the PLC could assist you, please visit: https://www.publiclawcenter.org/
Legal assistance the PLC provides can be found on this Flyer for Outreach.
Information COMING SOON as to how to apply direct to the PLC!

Below are various referral services and resources within Orange County to better serve you and your legal concern.
Please click on the below links for more information on each service and resource available.

Please contact us with any feedback or questions! 

Legal Education and Resource Network Commission (L.E.A.R.N.) – legalresources@asuci.uci.edu 

The Legal Education and Resource Network commission operates under the Internal Vice President of ASUCI and it is composed of student interns.  We do not provide legal advice. We can only answer email questions regarding programming, any workshop requests, and suggestions or concerns related to our service.  We welcome any contributions to the Resources page. Thank you!

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This document is for a ‘resource only’ of off-campus housing, not university-related housing. It is not the sole position of SGSM, UC Irvine, UCOP, and or the Regents of the University of California and or its affiliates as to the content of the document.

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