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Administrative/Professional Staff

Lori Austin


Lori Austin

Office: Room 137
Phone: (618)-453-8766

The Registrar evaluates, develops, coordinates and implements policy within the School of Law, and more broadly, within the University, regarding all facets relating to academic counseling and records administration for students and alumni of the School of Law. The Registrar is in charge of the technological full profile >>

Akami Eayrs

Director of Admissions

Akami Y Eayrs

Office: Room 104
Phone: (618)-453-8858

The Director of Admissions and Financial Aid is responsible for the recruitment, admission, and matriculation of all Juris Doctor (JD) students to the School of Law. The Director oversees the coordination and implementation of the School of Law admissions process, annual recruitment events and outreach full profile >>

Judi Ray

Assistant Dean for Administration

Judi Ray

Office: Room 135
Phone: (618)-453-8135

Judi Ray joined Southern Illinois University Carbondale as Constituent Development Officer for the School of Law on April 1, 2008. In this position she is responsible for developing, planning, and coordinating comprehensive fund raising programs for the law school. Judi has a bachelor of science and law degree full profile >>

Michael Ruiz

Assistant Dean for Career Services and Special Projects

Michael Ruiz

Office: Room 132
Phone: (618)-453-8763

Michael is responsible for career services and counseling for the School of Law, diversity and inclusion initiatives, the pro bono requirement, school-wide surveys, and other special projects assigned by the Dean. Past projects include the LL.M, MLS, and conditional admit JD degree programs. Michael full profile >>

Rebecca Warren

Academic Success Specialist

Office: Room 230
Phone: (618)-453-8741

Rebecca Warren has served students of SIU School of Law since 2015 and now coordinates the first-year Academic Success Program requirements.  As Academic Success Specialist, she develops and leads weekly classes to facilitate first-year student achievement and is available full profile >>