Information for Admitted Students | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Information for Admitted Students | School of Law | SIU

Information for Admitted Students

Upcoming Open House

Attending an Open House is a great way to experience the law school in a more in-depth way than a traditional individual or group visit. You will hear from our deans, and have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with our faculty and our students. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - Register Now

If you are unable to visit on March 19, view alternative visit dates.

Class Schedule

In June, students will receive a detailed email from the Office of Admissions with their assigned section and detailed instructions on how to access their fall schedule via SalukiNet. The textbook list and course syllabi are available a few weeks prior to the first day of class. 

Week One-L

Week One-L, held the week of August 13, 2018, introduces students to the academic and organizational skills that law students must master to be successful from day one. Week One-L is mandatory for all first-year students. 

Seat Deposit

SIU School of Law requires two seat deposits, each in the amount of $250, by the deadlines indicated in your admittance packet. You may pay your seat deposits by mailing a check payable to Southern Illinois University School of Law to the address below or by paying online with a credit card. Seat deposits are non-refundable.

School of Law Office of Admissions
Lesar Law Building, Mail Code 6804
Southern Illinois University
1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, Illinois  62901

Housing in Carbondale

A majority of our students elect to live off-campus in Carbondale or other surrounding communities such as Cambria, Carterville, Herrin, Murphysboro, Marion and Anna-Jonesboro.

The Office of Admissions has compiled a list of off-campus property managers to assist in your search. For information about on-campus housing for graduate/professional students, go to University Housing.

Laptop Recommendation

We do not require students to use a computer in the classroom; however, a majority of our students will use one for taking notes and exams. Current students use both Mac and PC so it is a personal preference. Please review the minimum computer requirements for Examsoft.

Campus and Community             

SIU law students enjoy the advantages that come with a University that is a major research institution.  There are a variety of cultural, athletic, educational and recreational experiences throughout southern Illinois that will enhance your educational experience. Read more

There is an extensive network of support services for students and their families here at SIU and in the surrounding community. Read more.

Cost and Aid

Financial support from the State of Illinois combined with a generous program of scholarships for both incoming and current students allow graduates of the SIU School of Law to enjoy an average debt load that is below the national law school average. Read more.