Welcome to the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

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Attention Undergrads: Please visit the Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office


The health and safety of our campus and graduate student community remains our highest priority. We urge all members of our community at home and abroad to practice prevention behaviors and hold each other accountable in following safe and healthy practices.

As of March 18, 2020, the University of Maryland reduced campus operations to protect students, faculty, and staff and to combat the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with the University's guidance, the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office will conduct all consultations via email, telephone, and/or video conferencing software. Starting on March 18th, GLAO will no longer hold walk-in hours or conduct in-person consultations in our office. Please click here to schedule an appointment for a legal consultation or assistance with university charges. 

GLAO will also continue to provide our monthly immigration appointments with consultations being held via telephone and/or video conferencing software beginning on April 8, 2020. Please click here to request an immigration consultation.   International students can find information about maintaining their F-1/J-1 status on ISSS' website.

Unfortunately, our Gradulting Workshop Series and notary services will be suspended until further notice, but GLAO is exploring options to deliver workshops remotely in the future.

Updates regarding our office will be posted in this space. Please join our list-serv to receive e-mails about our services and useful legal information.

For campus-wide updates, please visit umd.edu/virusinfo or email healthconcerns@umd.edu if you have questions specific to UMD and coronavirus. If you have a medical question or concern, please contact your physician.

Need help with your taxes?  

TerpTax will continue to provide virtual resources during the university remote operational environment. 

Make your appointment on the TerpTax website, https://umd-vita.com/. A TerpTax volunteer will contact you via email prior to your meeting date and time to explain how the virtual appointment will be handled. If you are not contacted, please email shandwer@umd.edu

Appointments are first come first served, so do not wait until the last minute to make an appointment with TerpTax.  They will get very busy as the April 15th deadline approaches.  For more information about TerpTax and The Graduate School's tax resources visit gradschool.umd.edu/terptax.

Answers to frequently asked questions for international students is available on ISSS' website.  


Our Mission


The Graduate Student Legal Aid Office provides a wide range of free and confidential legal services to the University of Maryland College Park graduate students who are currently enrolled and pay the graduate student activity fee. GLAO is funded by graduate student fees allocated by the Graduate Student Government. Our mission is to meet the critical legal needs of our diverse graduate student population in a culturally competent, compassionate, and supportive setting.  

Want to learn more?  Click below for information about: 

Office Hours

GLAO does not currently have walk-in hours. To request a consultation, please click below.

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South Campus Dining Hall, 3rd Floor, Room #3125




(301) 405-5807

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