please note

  • On 11 April 2019 there will be no legal advice with Mrs Groffik.
  • From 8 April to 3 May 2019 there will be no legal adivce with Mrs Groffik.

Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance for students is offered on behalf of Studentenwerk Leipzig and provided by the lawyer’s office Sammler & Müller. If you want to receive legal assistance, presenting your student ID card is mandatory. The consultation is personal, free of charge and financed through semester fees.

Students will receive legal advice on various matters. Please bring all necessary documents related to your question with you, so that as many students as possible can receive help during the consultation time.

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 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.