Washington’s capital can be your working classroom

  • Opportunity to study and work for an entire semester, and immerse yourself in the legal scene, in Washington’s capital city
  • Designed for students interested in legislation, administrative law and public policy
  • Ability to earn all semester credits through externship seminar and externship placement
  • Learn from prominent alumni and other professionals with substantial legal and legislative experience in state government, including agency chiefs
  • Offered each spring to coincide with the state’s legislative session
  • Excellent option for students who live in the South Sound and would like to stay closer to home

Full-time - Externship track

  • Complete all of your semester credits in Olympia by obtaining and completing an approved full-time externship
  • Semester in Olympia program is primarily intended if you are completing an externship in Thurston County but is also open on a space-available basis for externships in surrounding areas (Vice Dean approval necessary)
  • In addition to an externship, you also complete a one-credit externship seminar in Olympia, either the Judicial Externship Seminar or the Olympia Public Policy, Legislation, and Regulation Externship Seminar
  • If your externship is in a substantive area more properly covered by another seminar held in Seattle, you may participate via video conference (subject to approval by Externship Program office)

Visit the Externship Program page for more information.

Contact the registrar

Phone: 206-398-4150
Email: lawreg@seattleu.edu

Registrar hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hours are subject to change during exams, holidays, and summer session. Changes will be posted outside of the entrance to the Administrative Offices.

A drop box is located to the left of the Administrative Office doors for after-hours correspondence.