MNSU Student Attorney
MNSU Student Legal Services is located in the MSSA office (room 280) in the Student Union.
Knutson+Casey provides confidential legal counseling and assistance regarding a wide range of legal issues to all currently enrolled Minnesota State University, Mankato students. We are able to help students with a variety of problems, including: landlord/tenant relations, accident and injury problems, domestic violence, harassment and other criminal matters, divorces and other family law matters, automobile purchases, credit and financial issues, and employment matters.
We also assist students with issues they have with other MNSU departments in areas such as housing, financial aid, harassment, discrimination, student discipline, and faculty misconduct. We give students the information they need to assess their options and, in appropriate cases, will negotiate on behalf of the student, as well as draft letters and legal documents for the student. Students may make an appointment by telephone at (507) 389-2611, in person, or by filling out the Appointment Request Form. Student attorney office hours are Tuesday 9:00 AM – Noon and Thursday 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.
ALL COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE ATTORNEYS ARE SUBJECT TO THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE, WHICH MEANS THAT THE ATTORNEYS MAY NOT DISCLOSE ANYTHING THAT A CLIENT TELLS THEM UNLESS THE CLIENT AUTHORIZES THEM TO DO SO. STUDENTS CAN TALK ABOUT THE MOST SENSITIVE MATTERS KNOWING THAT EVERYTHING THEY SAY TO THE ATTORNEYS WILL NEVER BE DISCUSSED WITH ANYONE UNLESS THE STUDENTS GIVE THEIR EXPLICIT PERMISSION. THIS HIGHEST LEVEL OF CONFIDENTIALITY MAKES OUR OFFICE A VERY SAFE PLACE FOR STUDENTS TO GET HELP.