JD Program overview

To receive a Juris Doctor degree at Seattle University School of Law, a student must successfully complete 90 credit hours. All required courses must be successfully completed. Students admitted in 2016 or later must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.30. Students admitted before 2016 must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25. After the first year, special provisions apply to students in the bottom quartile of their class as determined by class rank, and to students with GPAs below a certain threshold which approximates that group. In general, those students must include in their schedules certain additional courses regarded as either foundational or otherwise directed towards the enhancement of legal analytical skills.

Required J.D. Courses


Andrew Siegel
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and
Professor of Law