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EIU Student Legal Service


EIU Student Legal Service (SLS), a division of Student Affairs, serves all full-time undergraduate and graduate students. 

The staff attorney provides legal advice and direction on many topics including:

  • Landlord, tenant or housing issues
  • Traffic violations
  • Misdemeanor criminal offenses
  • Municipal ordinance violations
  • Roommate problems
  • Expungement

Many students live off-campus. When a student or group of students decide to rent an apartment or house, SLS encourages them to bring a copy of their lease for the attorney to explain the terms and provisions of the lease, before signing the lease!

If your legal problem can not be handled by the SLS office, the attorney can help by directing you to other legal resources.


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Student Legal Services

MLK Jr University Union Room 2420
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6054

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