Application Process

Application packets will be accepted beginning February 3, 2020.

The application packet submission deadline is Monday, March 9, 2020.

Acceptance to the program is based on rolling admissions.

Required Application Packet Materials:

  • Completed application form.
  • All students must be in good standing with their law school prior to acceptance. The Madrid Program administration will acquire confirmation of good standing for each student. Submitting your application is evidence of your consent to this process.
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript.
  • Name and email address of a law school faculty member who can serve as a reference.
  • $500 deposit payable to Seattle University School of Law via check, money order or cashier’s check. Once you are accepted into the program, this $500 deposit is nonrefundable and is credited towards your tuition for the Madrid program.

*Applications are incomplete and will not be considered without the $500 deposit.*

How to Apply

Students should access the application at the link on your right and complete and  submit the application along with the other materials listed above in the following manner:

  1. E-mail your completed application packet to Laurie Wells at with Madrid Summer Application in the subject line of your email. You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours; if not, your packet was not received, resubmit or call Laurie at 253-398-4078. Mail or drop off your $500 Deposit as stated below.
  2. Mail directly to Laurie at the address below OR Hand Deliver to the drop box on Laurie's desk on the 4th Floor in the Faculty Offices of the Law School.

Laurie Wells, Administrative Assistant
Madrid Study-Abroad Program
Seattle University School of Law, 4th Flr.
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090 

Criteria for Admission

  • Student must have completed one year of full or part time study from a U.S. law school;
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be in good standing at their home institution;
  • Student is academically capable of studying in an intense study abroad environment
  • Student demonstrates the ability to adapt to new environments, is civil, and is flexible and works well with others.
  • Student is required to provide a faculty reference.

Law students outside the U.S. are welcome to apply to the program. Please contact Professor Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell, Director of the Madrid Program in UCIIIM, at

This program is accredited by the American Bar Association.