Services & Involvement

Legal Aid


Currently legal aid services are available via virtual appointments. Below is the contact information for the person that will assist you in setting up an appointment with our attorney. For the quickest response, please send an email with your first and last name and that you are seeking legal aid assistance to the following representatives: 
Tampa campus 
Brali Wise 
Student Legal Advocate  
St. Pete campus 
Laura Shaw (she/her)
Student Legal Advocate 
Sarasota-Manatee campus 
Valeria Ferrari
Solicitor General


Free Immigration Legal Aid available to students monthly 
Virtual individual appointments available to be scheduled with the attorney.                                  To schedule an appointment, reach out to
For any additional questions or concerns, please contact: 
All campuses 
Brian Crown (he/him) 
Solicitor General  


The main purpose of Legal Aid is to provide free legal advice to students attending the University of South Florida. Legal Aid strives to enhance public awareness by providing legal publications and programs free of charge. The program offers free consultations to students from Tampa Bay area attorneys. 
The goal of Legal Aid is to be available to all students by enhancing awareness of the service continuously around campus. With support and dedication to the intentions of the service and to its goals, Legal Aid will increasingly become a resource students will know they have if they ever need it.


Legal Aid coordinators will respect the laws of client confidentiality as well as the Attorneys participating in the service. Every message and legal problem related to a student's particular case is strictly confidential and will not leave the office. Per the disclaimer, the attorney's contact information is not public through Legal Aid services and cannot be provided to students using Legal Aid services. Also, the client's (student's) contact information is not public and is trusted to be confidential when their information is used for Legal Aid Services.


During the consultation between the Attorneys and the student, the attorney can answer any questions or concerns with their legal opinion pertaining to the matter and they will also clarify to the student the particular laws involved relating to their questions or concerns. Attorneys will be able to assist with any legal question a student may have EXCEPT for questions regarding a problem with the school (USF). If any student has a legal concern (i.e. fell down on campus, underage drinking, etc.) we will refer the student to Student Affairs.