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SIU Student Services Building

Students’ Legal Assistance provides legal services to all SIU Carbondale students: on-line, on-campus, and off-campus students who pay the General Student Fee. Students must be enrolled and paying fees for the semester in which they are seeking services to be eligible for legal assistance.

Students are not charged any additional fees for services provided in our office. Students are required to pay any court related costs, such as those required for filing court documents.

The office is staffed by two full time attorneys and law clerks, who handle various cases under the supervision of the attorneys.

If you have legal questions or concerns, the links to the left provide some basic information. There are specific guidelines and limitations concerning what legal matters we can handle and to what extent we can pursue a case. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our staff, please call or come by the office to schedule your appointment. An Attorney or Law Clerk will be assigned to meet with you to discuss your case. We do not schedule same day appointments and we cannot give legal advice over the phone.

“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”
Albert Einstein


Information on the Students’ Legal Assistance website is not to be considered as advice nor is it intended to constitute legal advice or endorsement from the Students’ Legal Assistance office. This information is not a substitute for consulting a licensed attorney regarding specific legal issues. The information and opinions contained herein are those of the Students’ Legal Assistance office and are not necessarily those of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. All materials contained herein are the property of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Students’ Legal Assistance office and its attorneys - All Rights Reserved.