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Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4200
(800) 471-1767 (toll-free)
lawadmis@seattleu.edu

Application Timeline

June LSAT administered
Oct. 1 LSAT administered
Begin receiving applications
December LSAT administered
January Office of Admission begins sending decision letters
Jan. 2 Begin mailing financial aid application packets
Jan. 31 Complete your tax return (recommended). Send your completed FAFSA to the processor.
February LSAT administered
Feb. 1 Priority completed application deadline for the Access Admission Program
March 1 Priority application deadline

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Seattle University School of Law!

Please complete the request for catalog form if you would like us to mail you printed materials.  As a rolling admission school, we will begin accepting applications on October 1. In the meantime, we welcome your calls and visits to our campus.

How to Apply

While the application priority deadline is March 1, (February 1 deadline for a completed application for consideration for the Access Admission program) you should submit your application materials as soon as you are prepared to do so. You need not wait until you have taken the LSAT and/or received your score.

  1. Register with the Law School Admission Council's (LSAC) Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Details available on the LSAC website.
  2. Complete the Application for Admission online. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.
  3. Submit the following along with the application form: 
    (a) a $60 application fee, payable on the LSAC website. Note that the application fee is waived from October 1 through February 1;
    (b) a personal statement, typed, double-spaced, and no longer than three pages; and
    (c) a resume detailing your academic endeavors, community service record, and employment history.
  4. Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Registration details, testing locations, and more information about the test are available from LSAC.
  5. Send transcripts of all your undergraduate work (and any graduate transcripts, if applicable) directly to LSAC. Note that if admitted, you must submit a final, official transcript showing the conferral of your bachelor's degree prior to enrollment in the law school. The copies of transcripts included in your CAS Report are not official.
  6. Arrange to have two (2) letters of recommendation (a maximum of three) submitted on your behalf. Of particular influence are evaluations from professors or professional colleagues who can attest to your work ethic, analytical and writing abilities, and other positive attributes. Your recommenders must submit letters directly to LSAC.

Additional procedures for international students.

Online Application Status Check

In order to keep you up to date on the most current information regarding your application file, you may check the status of your application online through LSAC. Information will be updated on a regular basis. Please note that it can take up to two weeks for your file to complete, based on the timing of the arrival of your CAS report and other materials. Please note that all admission decisions will be sent via e-mail. Please ensure that the Office of Admission has your current e-mail address. For answers to further admission questions, please contact lawadmis@seattleu.edu.