Some clinical courses are restricted to 3L students by the governing court rule
Seattle U Law guarantees each student can participate in at least one clinical or externship experience.
Students are encouraged to take both a clinic course and an externship course before graduation, as this will enhance both their readiness for practice and their awareness of the range of opportunities available to them as lawyers.
In a typical semester, between 50 and 60 students enroll in clinical courses.
Students may not: take more than one clinic course in a semester or take an externship course and a clinic course in the same semester.
Students are welcome to sign onto any number of wait lists, but can be registered in only one clinic or externship.
Students may take a combination of clinical and externship courses subject to the following cap:
15 credits for students with a GPA in the lower half of the class.
21 credits for students with a GPA in the top half of the class
Students in certain clinic courses (e.g., Youth Advocacy Clinic, Re-entry Clinic) must obtain a limited license to engage in the practice of law pursuant to Rule 9 of the Washington Admission to Practice Rules. To obtain such a license:
a student must be in good standing
have completed, by the end of the semester or summer session before the course, 60 credit hours of study (full-time students), or 56 credit hours of study (part-time students).
Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic Sullivan Hall 115 901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-4340 Phone: 206-398-4130