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Contact Legal Services for Students

Legal Services for Students
Office of the Dean of Students
Student Services Building 4.104
100 West Dean Keeton Street

Mailing Address
Legal Services for Students
P.O. Box 7848
Austin, TX 78713-7848

Phone: 512-471-7796
Fax: 512-471-8625

Consultations are by appointment only

Schedule an appointment

For matters not related to consultations, our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our Staff

Raymond Schiflett (e-mail)
Director, Attorney

  • Oversees Legal Services for Students, which provides accurate and useful legal advice to students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Legal Services for Students handles disputes, which involve: Landlord-Tenant Law, alcohol-related offenses, Employment Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, negligence, Estate Law, and Family Law
  • Leads outreach and public education programming initiatives such as public presentations to teach students about their rights and responsibilities
  • Listens to clients and advocates for their needs
  • Serves as a leader in regional and national legal services for students organizations, building relationships and knowledge to better serve the needs of clients at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A. 1974
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D. 1977

Tom Butler (e-mail)
Assistant Director, Attorney

  • Chief Civil Litigation attorney
  • Specializes in Bankruptcy Law
  • University of Texas, B.A. 1970
  • University of Houston School of Law, J.D. 1974

Sylvia Holmes (e-mail)
Associate Director

  • Specializes in Criminal Law
  • University of Texas, B.B.A. 2003
  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. 2006

Brenda Hernandez (e-mail)
Legal Secretary

  • Legal Secretary for all attorneys
  • Notary Public