Contact us

Deirdre Bowen
Director, Madrid Study Abroad Program - U.S.
Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
Phone: (
206) 398-4289

Lori Lamb
International Programs Administrator
Phone: (206) 398-4033


The application deadline for all applications is March 6, 2016. Completed early applications have the best chance of securing a spot in the program, securing the first choice of course and securing the best housing options. Applications accepted after the deadline of March 6, 2016, are no longer guaranteed to get first choice in class selection.

Acceptance to the program is based on rolling admissions. The program will accept up to 45 students from U.S. law schools.

Criteria for Admission

  • Student must have completed one year of full or part time study from a U.S. law school;
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0;
  • Student is academically capable of studying in an intense and condensed study abroad environment and that the student is considered a "good citizen" at his home institution. In other words, the student demonstrates the ability to adapt to new environments, is civil, and is flexible and works well with others.
  • Student must demonstrate an academic interest in studying in Madrid.
  • Student is required to provide a faculty reference who will endorse the student to the program.

Application Materials

Students should complete the application form with accompanying materials listed on the form and send them by the following options:

Option 1: Mail to:
Lori Lamb, Sr. Administrative Assistant
Madrid Study-Abroad Program
Seattle University School of Law 
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Option 2:  Email to:

Option 3:  Fax to: 206.398.4077 Attention:  Lori Lamb

Email the completed application form and accompanying materials to Lori Lamb at Your e-mail should have "Madrid Summer Application" as its subject line. If you e-mail your application, please be sure to add a return/read receipt requested. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of your submission, you should assume that your application was not received. The deposit check is a required part of the application materials. Please mail it to the address provided above.

Upon acceptance to the Madrid program, participants are required to submit all the required forms and documentation to Lori Lamb by Friday, April 15, 2016. This includes the 2016 Financial Aid Checklist. If you have any questions or need assistance with the Financial Aid Checklist, please get in touch with Susan Murphy, Computer Records Specialist, Student Financial Services. She can be reached at 206.398.4210 or through email at  

You are also required to log into the Seattle University  Horizons Travel Page and complete the requested information by Thursday, April 28, 2016. If you have any difficulties with the Horizons page, you are welcome to contact Gina Lopardo, Specialist in the SU Education Abroad Office. Her phone number is 206.296.640. Please note to accommodate all participating students, there is a SU Horizons Page and a new Non-SU Horizons Page. Any participating student who does not complete their Horizons page by the deadline of Thursday, April 28, 2016 will be subject to a $125.00 late penalty fee. We are required to submit all applicant information to the State Department for processing on Monday, May 2, 2016.

Law students from Spain, or Europe, in general, are welcome to apply to the program. Please contact Professor Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell, Director of the Madrid Program in UCIIIM, at

This program is accredited by the American Bar Association.