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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

Part-Time Alumni Stories

Part-Time Alumni Stories

No matter what you did before law school, our program will boost your career.

Part-Time Program

Seattle University School of Law offers the only part-time law program in Washington State. The program is geared toward working professionals and those with family or other daytime obligations. The curriculum has recently been changed to improve access for those who are balancing multiple commitments. In the first and second years, classes are held just three nights a week. Thereafter, part-time students will choose courses that are typically scheduled Monday through Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Students will also be able to take daytime classes should their schedules permit.

Our part-time students boast superb academic records, impressive career credentials, and a range of work and life experiences that enrich the life of the law school, both in and out of class. Among our alumni are senior partners at law firms, executive officers at major Northwest corporations, academics, and political officials.

The First-Year Schedule

The following is a sample part-time evening course schedule:


First Summer
Criminal Law


First Fall
Civil Procedure
Torts I
Legal Research and Writing


First Spring
Constitutional Law
Torts II
Legal Writing


Second Summer
Optional coursework


Second Fall
Property
Contracts I
Legal Research and Writing


Second Spring
Professional Responsibility
Contracts II
Introduction to Practice

How to Apply

The application process is the same for full- and part-time prospective students. You must possess a bachelor's degree and register for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The test is offered four times annually: September/October, December, February, and June. If you wish to be considered for the part-time program, we recommend that applicants take the LSAT no later than February of the year they wish to enroll. You may request registration materials for the LSAT by visiting www.lsac.org or calling (215) 968.1001. A complete application must include:

  1. A completed application for admission and a $60 application fee;
  2. A typed personal statement telling us about yourself and your reasons for seeking a law degree;
  3. A valid LSAT score; and
  4. A minimum of two (we will accept a maximum of three) letters of recommendation and a current résumé.

Deadlines

The Admission Office observes a March 1 priority deadline. We encourage students interested in the part-time program to apply early due to limited class size.

Tuition and Financial Aid

While first-year tuition is identical for all students, payment schedules vary depending on the number of credits you take per term. Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $43,500 for 30 credits ($1,450 per credit). Other non-tuition costs (books, room and board, transportation, and other living expenses) average about $24,000 per nine-month academic year. All part-time applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarship awards, a separate application is not required.

Employer Reimbursements

The School of Law is pleased to partner with employers offering employee tuition reimbursement programs. To participate, accepted students should provide a copy of their employer's reimbursement policy, indicating reimbursement percentage, to the Law School Business Office.

Resources

Several part-time evening program alumni have volunteered to answer your questions about our program. Here are their names, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and professional affiliations. We encourage you to contact them.

Jeff Cockrum '09
(360) 943. 1171 ext. 7
J_cockrum55@yahoo.com
Achieve Consulting Team
Olympia, Washington

Cheryl Farrish '09
(206) 838.2500
cfarrish@certalaw.com
CERTA LAW GROUP
Seattle, Washington

Jason Casebolt '10
(425) 312-4693
jason@caseboltlawfirm.com
The Casebolt Law Firm, PLLC
Mill Creek, Washington

Zachary Davies '09
(206) 275.1010
zachd@schweetlaw.com
Schweet Linde & Coulson, PLLC
Seattle, Washington

Tammy Larson-White '10
(253) 856.5774
twhite@kentwa.gov
City of Kent
Prosecutor

Matthew Kunz '10
(206) 632.0085
mattgkunz@gmail.com
Law Office of Matthew Kunz
Seattle, Washington

Learn More About Seattle University School of Law

To receive detailed information about our part-time program, or to meet with an Admission Officer, call or e-mail to make an appointment. Applicants are also encouraged to schedule a visit to observe a part-time evening class.

For answers to questions about admission, please contact lawadmis@seattleu.edu or 206.398.4200.