ERIC Number: ED125438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-13
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Student Opinion Toward Legal Needs and Interests. Office of Student Affairs Research Bulletin, Vol. 16, No. 7.
Matross, Ronald; DeGidio, Carmen
A survey was conducted of the opinions of 393 randomly selected Twin Cities campus students toward student legal needs and interests. Key findings include: students have had extensive experience in their contact with legal transactions. Seventy-two percent have signed a contract, 66 percent have bought a car. Sixty-five percent stated they had at some time been in a situation where they felt the need for legal information but that most students (85 percent) probably have little information about the law and legal issues. Seventy-three percent felt they had an uncertain idea of the costs of legal services and 93 percent of the respondents agreed most students would have trouble paying usual attorney's fees. Over three-fourths expressed interest in receiving information and service in areas of consumer rights, consumer complaints and insurance policies and contracts. Eighty-four percent agreed that the university should provide students with legal advice and 73 percent agreed that the University should offer students low-cost court representation. Finally, 69 percent of the respondents stated they would be willing to pay a $1.50 increase in Student Fees to fund a legal program. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
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