Admission

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At a Glance

Fast Facts

Learn more facts about the student body and faculty.

Important Notes

Tuition deposit reminder

Remember that your $250 seat deposit to reserve your place in the entering class is due at the law school by the deadline indicated in your admission letter. The tuition deposit is non-refundable. Should you enroll at Seattle University School of Law, the deposit will be applied to your first semester’s tuition. A second deposit of $250 will be required by June 1 for students starting in the fall semester. We accept checks, money orders or online payments. Instructions for paying online will be sent to new students shortly after the admission offer is made.

Spring Visit Day

This popular event, which is held in early spring and attracts students from around the country, features a mock law school class, info sessions, help with mastering the financial aid maze and lunch with Dean Clark and distinguished alumni. This year's event takes place April 1. RSVP online

Notice to students with disabilities

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Seattle University School of Law provides reasonable accommodations for disabled students, including those with learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, and full documentation of the disability is required. For more information, contact Associate Dean Donna Claxton Deming at 206-398-4307.

Official transcript required

Please arrange for your undergraduate institution to send us a copy of your official, final undergraduate transcript, which notes the degree received and the date it was awarded. Transcripts copies that you submitted as part of your LSAC CAS Report do not meet this American Bar Association requirement.

Insurance

If you currently have health insurance coverage, we recommend that you retain your present policy. In the event you do need health and accident insurance, you are eligible to participate in a Seattle University plan designed especially for law students. More information on the Seattle University program and the Washington State Basic Health insurance program can be found at the links below:

Identification cards (SU Campus Card)

All students are required to have a Seattle University identification card. This card provides students with a convenient form of identification that allows access to a variety of university systems and services. Times are arranged during the first week of class to get your Seattle University identification card. For more information regarding the Seattle University identification card please see the Campus Card website.

Campus parking

Students planning to park their vehicles on campus should check with the Office of Safety and Security (University Center 102). There are no reserved parking spaces on the Seattle University campus. All students have equal access to lots and garages owned by the University. Parking rates and other information can be found on the Seattle University Parking Services webpage.

Carpools

Carpools generally can be organized during many of our spring events or within the first week of the semester, so don’t worry about making the commute alone! Carpools and vanpools can also be arranged by contacting Seattle Metro Transit at (800) 325-6165.

Public transportation

We encourage the use of public transportation, and Seattle University provides a subsidy toward the cost of a monthly Orca pass in King and Pierce Counties. Visit Seattle University Parking and Transportation Services online for more information.

Call on us!

A number of current law students will call newly admitted students to answer questions you may have about life as a law student. Keep a running list of questions you’d like to ask and have them handy when a student representative calls.

Visit us!

We would be happy to arrange a tour of beautiful Sullivan Hall, a class visit, or a meeting with a member of our Admission or Student Financial Services staff. Please call (206) 398-4200 or (800) 471.1767 one week prior to the date you would like to visit.

Let us hear from you

Call or e-mail anytime, for any reason. All area codes are 206. Key phone numbers:

Admission 398.4200
(800)471.1767
lawadmis@seattleu.edu
Alumni Affairs 398.4300 lawalumni@seattleu.edu
Dean’s Office 398.4300 dcdeming@seattleu.edu
Library 398.4220 lawlib@seattleu.edu
Professional Development 398.4100 lawcareers@seattleu.edu
Student Financial Services 398.4250 lawfa@seattleu.edu
Students Activities 398.4328 lawadmis@seattleu.edu
Technology 398.4178 lawhelp@seattleu.edu

Character and fitness

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to practice by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The disclosures requested by bar associations for licensing may include financial issues (bankruptcy, etc.), drug or alcohol abuse issues, as well as arrests (even if they do not result in convictions), criminal convictions of any type, and school disciplinary matters.

Only the bar association of each state can advise candidates of their specific requirements. We urge new students to determine these requirements prior to matriculating at the law school. Note that any new incidents of criminal charges, convictions, or allegations of academic misconduct that occur after the submission of the law school application must be reported to the law school.

Computer requirement

Due to the extensive writing requirements that are part of our acclaimed Legal Writing Program, the School of Law requires that all students have a laptop computer. Find the latest product specifications here.

Fall class assignments

Many professors require substantial advance preparation for the first day of class. To find out your first day class assignments, regularly check the School of Law website after Aug. 1. Information is posted daily as it becomes available.

Continuing obligation to inform

Please be aware it is important to update the office of admission if you have faced additional criminal or misdemeanor charges or convictions any time after the submission of your law school application. Failure to report this information can impact your enrollment, scholarship offers, and/or ability to sit for the bar examination.