Legal assistance by telephone until further notice


From now on, the chancelerry Sammler & Müller provides legal advice exclusively by telephone with office hours on Tuesdays from 4.00 to 6.00 pm.

Please refrain from calling outside of telephone office hours so as not to disrupt the office workflow. Feel free to call more often during telephone office hours, because even if the legal counsel is already busy, you will hear a dial tone.

Legal Advice

From 2022 onwards, you are welcome to contact chancellery Sammler & Müller with your questions during office hours.

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 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.

Please note

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide legal advice at the moment. Please contact the chancellery Sammler & Müller with your questions during office hours. We will inform you as soon as we are able to offer legal advice again. 

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 versicherungen {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de.

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.