Admission Fellows' Law Student Diaries

Seattle University School of Law's Admission Fellows are participating in our online student journals. Since the school year began, these current first and second-year students have been gathering their thoughts and reflections about what it means to be a law student here: from classroom experiences to juggling commitments to making the most of their legal educations.

We invite you to travel through the year with the students as they share not only their confidences and anxieties but also their accomplishments and success strategies. Hear what it's like to be an Seattle University law student, as they candidly express views about not only law school, but also the law generally, and their professional aspirations.

New entries will be available periodically as students find time to squeeze their updates into their busy lives.

Justin Gorney is from Houston, Texas. Prior to his move to Seattle, Justin received his Master’s Degree in English Literature, focusing on children’s and young adult literature due to his love for the world of Harry Potter. Justin has interests in pursuing intellectual property and entertainment law at Seattle University.

Read Justin's diary

Tiana Pereira was born and raised on the island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. She attended Gonzaga University and received a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. Before starting law school, she was a Registered Behavioral Technician and worked with students on the Autism Spectrum in the Hawai‘i public school system. Tiana hopes to use her legal education to serve my community in Seattle and back at home.

Read Tiana's diary

Julissa grew up in San Diego, California and attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon where she graduated with degrees in Political Science, Economics, and International Relations.  After graduating, she worked as a Disability Claims Specialist, assisting clients in applying and obtaining Social Security Disability benefits. She is the first in her family to attend college and be admitted to law school.  Julissa is open to the opportunities presented at Seattle U Law and is hopeful that her passion for advocacy will lead her towards a fulfilling career in law.

Read Julissa's diary

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2022–23 Admit Packet

This packet will answer many questions about starting your legal education.

Important Dates

Priority Application Deadline
March 1, 2022

Virtual Visit Day
April 2, 2022

Summer Term Begins
June 21, 2022

Access Admission Program Begins
June 13, 2022

1L Orientation
Week of August 15, 2022

Fall Classes Begin
August 22, 2022

Contact Admission

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4200
Toll-free: 800-471-1767