Information for Admitted Students
Congratulations on your admittance to the fall 2021 entering class, and welcome to SIU Law! This website is designed specifically for you and will be updated with information that you will need to know prior to the start of the fall semester. Let’s get started!
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Admitted Student Guide
The Admitted Student Guide is a detailed resource guide on what you need to do to join the SIU Law community. Just follow these simple steps to become a Saluki!
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.
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
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.
The law school strongly encourages students to have a laptop for note taking and exams. 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.
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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.