Attorney Services

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Attorney Services

The Student Advocacy Program attorney is a free, confidential resource for UO students. The Student Advocacy Program attorney provides legal advice, counsel, and direct support to students or student organizations involved in conduct matters, grievances, or other processes at the UO.

Attorney Scope of Representation

The Student Advocacy Program attorney’s services are limited to on-campus matters, and do not extend to criminal or civil cases outside of the university. The Student Advocacy Program attorney cannot represent a student or student organization in a matter against ASUO Student Government, nor can the attorney represent ASUO Student Government in matters against the University of Oregon.

The Student Advocacy Program attorney typically handles the following:

  • Students facing removal from campus, including suspension, expulsion, and/or negative transcript notation;
  • Students facing removal from University Housing, including eviction or an administrative move to another residence hall;
  • Students seeking a support person for non-removal cases in Student Conduct and University Housing;
  • Any case of Discriminatory Misconduct involving the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance; and
  • Students seeking active support for appealing a decision from any campus office, including Student Conduct, University Housing, Financial Aid, and the Accessible Education Center.

Attorney Confidentiality

The Student Advocacy Program attorney is a confidential employee of the university bound by professional ethical requirements, including the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct. The Student Advocacy Program attorney cannot release any case information to a third party without the express written consent of the student or student organization, unless compelled by a court order.

Attorney Conflict Statement

The Student Advocacy Program attorney observes the conflict of interest rules established by the Oregon State Bar and Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct.


Call 541-346-3722 to discuss.

Attorney Access

The Student Advocacy Program attorney’s services are available to UO students who have been assessed the Incidental Fee for the current term or semester. During the summer, students remain eligible for Student Advocacy Program services provided they are registered for Incidental Fee-assessed courses during the following fall term or fall semester.

Attorney consultations are available by appointment and are conducted virtually. After scheduling your meeting, you will be redirected to the Intake Survey. Then, you will receive a follow-up email to your “@uoregon” email address with more information regarding how to prepare for your upcoming meeting.

No student is required to use the services of the Student Advocacy Program attorney. Students may, at all times, obtain assistance from an attorney or other person of their choice at their own expense.

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Kristi Patrickus

Student Advocacy Program Attorney

Kristi graduated with her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon in 2021. During her time as a law student, Kristi worked in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. In this role, Kristi served as a case manager performing numerous functions including adjudicating student conduct cases and administering sanctions. Kristi currently serves on the Student Conduct Advisory Committee, where she provides guidance and feedback on proposed changes to the Student Conduct Code. Kristi is also a member of the Association of Student Conduct Administrators, where she serves on the Public Policy Legislative Issues Committee.

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Contact Us

Erb Memorial Union Suite 339
1395 University Street
Eugene, OR 97403-2572

Phone Hours

  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Except university holidays, break periods, and building closures.

You do not need to connect with us before scheduling an appointment, and are welcome to meet with us in person, virtually, or to connect via the phone or email.