To be eligible for admission to the LLM program, candidates must hold a JD degree or foreign equivalent.

The application deadline is October 15 for Spring Semester applicants and August 1 for Fall Semester applicants.

Apply by using the LLM Application Form or apply on LSAC.org. In addition to this application form, applicants must submit:

  • Personal statement (1-2 pages) that discusses your background, goals, how you plan to use your LLM degree, and any additional information you would like us to know
  • Nonrefundable $65 (U.S.) application fee (waived for current Seattle U Law students and alumni)
  • A resume or C.V.
  • A list of three references (academic or professional references preferred but not required)
  • For attorneys admitted to practice in any jurisdiction, a Certificate of Good Standing from each such jurisdiction (need not be submitted with application but must be submitted prior to the start of classes)

The following items must be sent to the law school directly from the appropriate institutions:

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions where you have studied law. American students do not need to send undergraduate transcripts. A certified translation must be attached if the transcript is not in English.
  • If English is not your first language, an official TOEFL score report must be sent directly from ETC. TOEFL is waived for students whose first language is English, who attended an educational institution in which English was the primary language of instruction, or who worked in an English-speaking environment for one year or more.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)  is not required.

English Language Requirements

International students must have a high degree of proficiency in spoken and written English. At Seattle U Law, students participate actively in classroom discussions. Our school focuses considerable attention on honing a student’s analytic, reading, and communications skills. At a minimum, applicants whose native language is not English and did not obtain a bachelor’s degree at a U.S. university or college must have achieved scores of at least:

  • 100 (internet-based), 600 (paper-based), or
  • 250 (computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or
  • A minimum 7.0 score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The TOEFL may be waived for students whose first language is English, or who attended an educational institution in which English was the primary language of instruction, or who worked in an English-speaking environment for one year or more.

Tuition and Fees

The deadline to apply for financial aid is November 15 for Spring Semester applicants and June 15 for Fall Semester applicants.

Tuition for the LLM is $1,674 per credit. A nonrefundable tuition deposit of $250 deposit is applied to your first semester's tuition and ensures you a place in the entering class. The deposit is due one month after the date of admission.

Tuition is paid each term. What you pay depends on the number of credits you are taking. You may pay tuition charges with financial aid, personal resources, and/or employer benefits. If you choose not to use financial aid or have remaining charges after financial aid is applied to your account, you may arrange a payment plan directly with the law school business office, 206-398-4050.

There are no full tuition scholarships or funds for living expenses. Additionally, international students are not eligible for U.S. federal loans. Therefore all non-U.S. citizens are required to provide a Declaration of Finances to verify that they have adequate funds to attend law school. This is due before your enrollment. We will not be able to issue you an I-20 form for the student visa application until the Declaration of Finances has been received by the Admission Office. Please see this for help locating private loans to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses.

Contact Us

Graduate Law Programs
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-398-4173
Email: gradlaw@seattleu.edu