Congratulations on being admitted to Syracuse Law! Please see below for your next steps.
- Activate your Syracuse University NETID
- Submit your Seat Deposits by due dates listed on your admissions email
- International Students: submit proof of financial support for an I-20 to be issued
- Submit Commitment to Register Form by July 1
- Submit Final Degree-Bearing Transcript by July 1
- Complete Health Services Requirements by July 1
Visit the JDi Admitted Students Page for information specific to the JDinteractive admitted students.
Save the date!
Thursday, March 23rd – Friday, March 24th
A tentative schedule and RSVP form will be available soon.
Tentative schedule for the residential program admitted student webinars
RSVP forms will be available soon
All webinars take place 12 – 1 pm Eastern
3/29/23 Current Student Panel
4/5/23 Student Affairs, Career Services & Externships
4/12/23 Institutes, Clinics, and Faculty Panel
4/19/23 Financial Aid
4/26/23 Mock Class
5/3/23 Alumni Panel
- Attend an Admitted Student Webinar or Schedule an individual visit
- Attend an Alumni Reception – admitted students are welcome to join our alumni at off-campus receptions
- Join the Admitted Student Facebook page – great place to find a roommate or ask for advice from current students
- Apply for Financial Aid
- Students may apply for scholarship consideration by March 1 (or within three weeks of admissions).
- Apply to Outside Scholarship opportunities – this database is updated weekly
- Secure housing arrangements
- Activate your University email account
- Check your technology
- Submit your photo for your student ID card – cannot be done until July
- Part-time residential students must contact the College of Law Registrar’s Office to register for classes by August 1st; JDinteractive students should contact Lou Lou Delmarsh
- Learn more about your new home
Many of the items below cannot be completed until May 2022.
- Syracuse Law Orientation – mandatory for all students
- International Student Orientation – mandatory for all international students
- Parking permits. Note: Campus West residents cannot apply for parking online through MySlice. Campus West residents must complete the Campus West Parking Application Form. Cannot be done until July.
- Instructions on how to view your class schedule – Available in August.
- Reserve your textbooks[PDF] – Available in August.
- Health Insurance Requirement
- Disability Services
Many of our incoming first year students have requested suggestions for summer reading that would help prepare them for law school this fall. It is that very enthusiasm and interest in the law that makes the first year of law school so exciting, and we look forward to sharing that enthusiasm with you. We have listed below a collection of books on the profession, jurisprudence, legal history and legal writing that may be of interest to you as you begin to think about the study of law. None of these books contains the “key” to success in your first year of law school. We offer most merely as suggestions for summer reading about law-related topics.
- Binder, David, Paul Bergman & Susan Price. Lawyers as Counselors (1990)
- Cappalli, Richard B. The American Common Law Method (1997)
- Fischl, Richard & Jeremy Paul. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams (1999)
- Friedman, Barry & John C.P. Goldberg. Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School (2011)
- Gallacher, Ian. Coming to Law School: How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Three Years (2010)
- Gidi & Weihofen, Legal Writing Style (2018)
- Irons, Peter. A People’s History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution (1999)
- Irons, Peter. The Courage of Their Convictions: Sixteen Americans Who Fought Their Way to the Supreme Court (1990)
- Levit, Nancy & Douglas O. Linder. The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law (2010)
- McKinney, Ruth Ann. Reading Like a Lawyer: Time Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert (2005)
- Sherwin, Richard K. When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line Between Law and Popular Culture (2002)
- Toobin, Jeffrey. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court (2008)
- Banks, Russell. The Sweet Hereafter (1992)
- Farnsworth, Edward. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States (1983)
- Harrington, Mona. Woman Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules (1994)
- Hegland, Kenney. Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law (1983)
- Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
- Levi, Edward H. An Introduction to Legal Reasoning (1949)
- Lewis, Anthony. Gideon’s Trumpet (1966)
- Lewis, Anthony. Make No Law (1992)
- Miller, Robert H. Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience By Students, For Students (2000)
- Stropus & Taylor. Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School (2001)
BARBRI Law Preview
Scholarships Sponsored by LexisNexis
BARBRI Law Preview (the nation’s largest law school prep course) has teamed up with LexisNexis to provide Law Preview Scholarships to five (5) Syracuse Law entering 1Ls. Select members of our entering class can attend a law school prep course this summer at no cost. To learn more about this academic enrichment opportunity and see if you qualify, visit http://bit.ly/SyracuseLaw.