Legal Counselling

The AStA (the university’s student representation) offers free initial legal advice by a lawyer for students of the University of Duisburg-Essen. It takes place twice a month (during the semester breaks) or four times a month (during the semester). This service is right for you if you have specific concerns regarding tenancy law, foreigners’ rights, criminal law or traffic law. It can also help you with questions about law of examination, law of contract and copyright law (warning letter/cease-and-desist declaration).

This offer is a first informative meeting about pending legal questions. It does not entail legal representation but serves to provide a starting point for self-help.

The consultation is limited to the provided consultation hours. Outside of these hours, the legal advice is not available.

The current dates for 2021 are:
3rd december, 8 am – 12 pm
9th december, 2 – 6 pm
15th december, 2 – 6 pm
22nd december, 2 – 6 pm

At the moment, you can only contact us via phone on the specific dates mentioned above: 0203 379 4778. If required, the consultation can also take place on site in Duisburg (LF 026); the need will be clarified by telephone beforehand.

If documents such as contracts, invoices etc. have to be inspected by the lawyer for the personal consultation, please send them in the most memory-saving form possible and in a common format to