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Legal Resources

Should you find that you are in need of legal assistance, legal services and/or legal resources, please refer to this Cook County, IL website.

The Northwestern Student Legal Services Office also provides an attorney to full-time graduate students on both campuses. All currently enrolled, full-time students in The Graduate School and Kellogg MBA students are eligible to receive legal consultation if they have paid the activity fee.

The City of Evanston hosts a website for Landlord and Tenant Resources as well as consultation, guidance, mediation, and additional legal resources.

In addition, the Illinois Tenant Union advocates for residential renters and serves those who rent in apartment buildings, condos, or houses in the City of Evanston, Chicago, Cook County, or elsewhere in the suburban metropolitan area. If you have any questions or would like more information about security deposits, repairs, eviction, breaking your lease, or to discuss your rights, please contact them at the information provided on their website.