About Dean Of Students


AS OF (1/10/18)

On January 9, 2018, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked the current White House administration’s decision last September to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was started by the Obama administration in 2012 to give young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the U.S. This most recent order by the Ninth Circuit judge states that the administration must resume accepting DACA renewal applications, although it does not need to accept new ones from first-time applicants. The latest ruling gives DACA recipients a new window, albeit a temporary one, to renew their status.

UIC Student Legal Services (SLS) is committed to helping ALL current UIC students with legal issues, including those who are personally affected by the ongoing DACA developments. Since last November, SLS has hired two immigration attorneys to help students with such matters. Any current student who wants to discuss the ramifications of this latest development should contact SLS to schedule an appointment.

To make an appointment with a SLS attorney, please call 312-996-9214 or email akowal@uic.edu. For more information on SLS, visit https://dos.uic.edu/studentlegalservices.shtml.


UIC’s Student Legal Services (SLS) is a full-service law office dedicated to providing legal solutions for currently enrolled students. SLS offers advice and representation on a wide variety of legal matters, including:

  • Landlord-Tenant Matters
  • Expungement of Records
  • Family Law
  • Some Criminal Matters
  • Traffic Issues
  • Orders of Protection
  • Employment Agreements
Our service is free for currently-registered students, because it is paid for with Student Fees. If you have a legal concern, make an appointment to come speak with us. We assure you that your communication with us will be completely confidential.


To make an appointment to visit Student Legal Services, please call 312-996-9214 and speak with a representative. If you get voicemail, please leave a clear message, making sure to leave your full name, student ID number, best number to reach you, your UIC email address, and a brief description of your legal issue. We will do our best to call you back with minimal delay, usually within 24-48 hours. Before you visit, please download the Agreement for Legal Services, carefully read, sign, and date it. Please fill out the Student Intake Form and bring it with you. You will also need to bring in your current Student ID card.

  1. Signed Agreement for Legal Services
  2. Completed Student Intake Form
  3. Your Student ID card
  4. Documents relevant to your legal issue
Our time is valuable, just like yours. If you miss an appointment without informing us in advance, you may be suspended from using our services for a semester. If you are more than 15 minutes late to a scheduled appointment without informing us in advance, you will have to reschedule your appointment.

For information regarding the UIC Student Legal Services Undergraduate Legal Internship program, please click on the links below:

The deadline for the internship has been extended to Friday, August 17th at 4:00 pm