Important Notes

Tuition seat deposit reminder

Remember that your seat deposit to reserve your place in the entering class is due by the deadline indicated in your admission letter. The tuition deposit is non-refundable. Should you enroll at Seattle University School of Law, the deposit will be applied to your first semester’s tuition.

A second deposit will be required by June 1 for students starting fall semester (students enrolling in the summer term will only have to pay the first deposit). We accept checks, money orders or online payments. Instructions for paying online will be sent to new students shortly after the admission offer is made.

Virtual Visit Day/Open Houses

We are delighted to welcome our new students to Virtual Visit Day in early spring. Learn about our unmatched real-world learning opportunities, meet the Dean and current law students, and explore our supportive campus culture. A link for the event will be sent to all newly admitted students and a recording will be available after the event. 

We also invite new students to various virtual Open House events throughout the late spring and early summer. Watch your new SU student email for invitations to these informative events designed to acquaint you with our vibrant law school community.

Notice to students with disabilities

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Seattle University School of Law provides reasonable accommodations for disabled students, including those with learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, and documentation of the disability is required. For more information, contact Associate Dean Donna Claxton Deming at (206) 398-4307.

Official transcript required

Please request that a final, official undergraduate transcript be sent from your undergraduate Registrar's Office directly to the Admission Office at the law school. The transcript must show the bachelor's degree received and the date it was awarded. Graduate-level transcripts are not required.

Note that the transcript photocopies submitted as part of your LSAC CAS Report do not meet this American Bar Association requirement. Official undergraduate transcripts must be received by October 15. Students who fail to provide an official transcript will be not be permitted to enroll in spring classes

Health Insurance

If you currently have health insurance coverage, we strongly recommend that you retain your present policy. In the event you do need health and accident insurance, you are eligible to participate in the Aetna Insurance Plan designed especially for graduate students, administered by JCB Insurance Solutions. More information on this program and the Washington State Health Care Authority insurance program can be found at the links below:

Campus Card ID

All students are required to have a Seattle University Campus Card ID once they are registered for classes. This card provides a convenient form of identification that allows access to a variety of university facilities and services. For more information, please see the Campus Card website.

Campus parking & Carpools

Students planning to park on campus should be aware that there are no reserved parking spaces on campus. All students have equal access to all university-owned lots and garages. Parking pass rates and other information for student parking can be found on the Seattle University Parking Services webpage.

Carpools generally can be organized during the first week of the semester as you get to know your classmates. Carpools and vanpools can also be arranged by contacting Seattle Metro Transit at (800) 325-6165.

Public transportation

We encourage the use of public transportation. King County Metro has recently seen significant expansion and improvement across the Puget Sound region. It is easier than ever to get around the Seattle area without a car. Seattle University provides a subsidy toward the cost of a monthly "ORCA" pass in King and Pierce Counties. Visit the Parking and Transportation Services webpage for more information about ORCA Cards.

Call on us!

Our Admission Fellows, current law students who work with the Admission Office, will reach out to newly admitted students to answer questions you may have about life as a law student. Call 206-398-4200 to schedule time for a more extensive conversation with an Admission Fellow. 

Visit us!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer in-person visits. We are happy to arrange an appointment via phone or Zoom to speak with an Admission Counselor or current student. You can also visit an online first-year law class to learn more about life as a Seattle U Law student. Check out the current list of classes available to visit here.

Important Contacts

Feel free to reach out with your questions to the appropriate law school department. All area codes are 206:

Admission Office 398-4200 lawadmis@seattleu.edu
Associate Dean's Office 398-4302 dcdeming@seattleu.edu
Law School Business Office 398-4050 lawbusinessoff@seattleu.edu
Law Library 398-4220 lawlib@seattleu.edu
Professional Development 398-4100 lawcareers@seattleu.edu
Student Financial Services 398-4250 lawfa@seattleu.edu
Student Affairs 398-4206 watrinc@seattleu.edu
Technology & Media Services 398-4178 lawhelp@seattleu.edu

Computer requirement

Due to the extensive writing assignments that are part of our acclaimed Legal Writing Program, the School of Law requires that all students have a laptop computer. Find the latest product specifications here.

Fall class assignments

Most professors require advance preparation for the first day of class. To find out your first day class assignments, regularly check the website after Aug. 1. First assignments are posted as they become available.

Please note that the Registrar will register you for all of your first-year classes and you will receive a confirmation via email upon completion of your registration.

Character and fitness

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for the jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Only the bar association of each state can advise candidates of their specific requirements. We urge new students to determine these requirements prior to matriculation. It is critical that you inform the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Assistant Dean of Admission if you face criminal or misdemeanor charges or convictions, or any school disciplinary issues any time after the submission of your law school application. Failure to report this information can impact your enrollment, scholarship offers, and/or ability to sit for the bar examination.