Consultation hours only by telephone


Until further notice, the legal assistance provided on behalf of the Studentenwerk by Jens Müller Lawyer of the law firm Sammler & Müller will be available during office hours on Tuesdays from 4.00 to 6.00 p.m. exclusively by telephone at +49 341 14 99 884. Please do not call outside of these office hours in order not to disturb the work flow in the law firm.  Do try to call several times during the office hours: you will hear a dial tone even if the legal advisor is already busy. 


Legal advice by Ms Groffik is also only provided via telephone.

If you are affected by job loss, lack of or low income or financial concerns or if you have questions about financing options, please contact our social counselling service. The social counselling service is the first point of contact open to all students for topics concerning studies, money, financing, working while studying, residence issues and family. We have compiled answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs.

Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance for students is offered on behalf of Studentenwerk Leipzig and provided by Jens Müller Lawyer of the law firm SAMMLER & MÜLLER. If you want to receive legal assistance, presenting your student ID card is mandatory. The consultation is individual, free of charge and financed through semester fees.

Principles of Legal Assistance

  • quick consultations / approx. 15 minutes per person
  • please bring all necessary documents regarding your specific concern
  • one consultation per concern (initial consultation)
  • if you are already represented by a lawyer, you are not allowed to use the service
  • no group consultations

If you're looking for advice on one of the following topics, please refer to our Social Counselling department:

  • general advice on social benefits (unemployment benefit, housing benefit, child benefit, parental benefit, etc.)
  • general advice on social insurances (e.g. health insurance)
  • public broadcasting license fee (GEZ)
  • regulations on working as a student and studying

Legal Assistance for Student Parents

Legal Asisstance for students with children at StuFaz is carried out by Jens Müller Lawyer of the law firm SAMMLER & MÜLLER on behalf of Studentenwerk Leipzig and will be taking place on the dates you can find below. The presentation of your student ID card is mandatory. The consultation is personal, free of charge and financed by semester fees as well as state subsidies.

Students with children receive initial legal advice on typical family problems, such as

  • (advance) alimony
  • visitation
  • child custody
  • questions about marriage, separation and divorce
  • securing livelihood with child

Principles of Legal Assistance for Student Parents

  • brief consultation / approx. 30 min/person
  • please bring all necessary documents for your specific question
  • a single consultation (Erstberatung) per case
  • those who are already represented by a lawyer cannot be advised
  • no group consultations

Legal Advice

Students may also obtain brief legal information regarding any problems arising from their individual living conditions directly at the office of Studentenwerk Leipzig. Detailed legal advice and assistance, however, is not provided there.

Please understand that information cannot be given via telephone or in writing.

Leisure accident insurance for students

During their studies and vocational training, students have a compulsory accident insurance. However, the accident insurance coverage is very strictly limited to the university or educational institution and its direct area of influence. Studentenwerk Leipzig has therefore concluded an additional leisure accident insurance. For further information, please contact Mrs. Sylvia Groffik.

Good to know:

Our free legal assistance or legal advice may be used by duly enrolled students of any of the eight universities and academies associated with Studentenwerk Leipzig. Furthermore, we kindly ask you to bring along a student identity card with a valid stamp for the current semester. It is not necessary to make a prior appointment. You can contact our counsellors during office hours.