New Student Checklist

All instructions are in the Key Information Section of the Pre-Orientation page.

  • Set up your AskEDNA AccessLex account 
  • Watch pre-recorded Building Your St. John’s Law Budget video from AccessLex 
  • Watch Law School Pre-Orientation Videos 
  • Get your StormCard  
  • Get your Parking Pass if driving to campus  
  • Check your Fall 2023 course schedule on UIS through the Okta Signon portal  
  • Pay tuition/settle your account  
  • Read all communications from Intro to Law Professor and complete any assignments
  • Complete Convocation Lunch Form  
  • Acknowledgement of Policies (due by Aug. 15) 
  • Orientation and Convocation starts August 15!

Pre-Orientation Updates

Welcome to St. John’s Law! We’re so excited you’ve decided to join us for your legal education. Over the next few months, we’ll post tasks to complete before Orientation on our Pre-Orientation page. Please bookmark this page and return to it throughout the summer so you don’t miss an important deadline or announcement!

Most Recent Update: Career Development Office Welcome
Be sure to join our  LinkedIn Group for the 2023 Incoming Class to connect with your new classmates, ask questions, and learn more about life at St. John’s Law. And, you can keep up with us on Instagram and TikTok, too!

Orientation Starts Tomorrow – August 15!

Orientation begins tomorrow, August 15! We are looking forward to welcoming you to St. John’s University School of Law and hope that you have been enjoying your summer. As a reminder, you must review the “Pre-Orientation Information” tab on this site. This is where you will find your Orientation schedule and tasks that you must complete prior to arriving tomorrow. 
Before arriving tomorrow, please be sure to review the material from your Introduction to Law professor. Professors will be using Canvas for their courses. Canvas can also be accessed through SignOn
If you have any questions, please contact We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! 

Legal Writing Sections Assigned

Your schedule for Fall 2023 is now complete. Legal Writing sections were assigned earlier today, July 31.

Please note, your legal writing section is not reflective of your larger class section and it is possible you will be in a different legal writing section than your class section. Your schedule is accurate and reflective of your fall 2023 classes.