Important Notes

Tuition seat deposit reminder

Remember that your $250 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 of $250 will be required by June 1 for students starting in the 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.

Spring Visit Day/Open Houses

Spring Visit Day will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, and attracts newly admitted students from around the country. The program features a mock law school class, info sessions, help with mastering the financial aid maze, and lunch with Dean Annette Clark and distinguished alumni. More information to come via your SU student email.

Open House events will be held throughout the spring and summer. Watch your SU student email for invitations and more details! 

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 include the bachelor's degree received and the date it was awarded.

Note that the transcript photocopies submitted as part of your LSAC CAS Report do not meet this American Bar Association requirement. Graduate-level transcripts are not required.

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 a Seattle University plan designed especially for law students. More information on the Seattle University program and the Washington State Basic Health 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, which 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. Keep a running list of questions you’d like to ask and have them handy when an Admission Fellow calls.

Visit us!

We would be happy to arrange a tour of beautiful Sullivan Hall, a first-year class visit, or a meeting with a member of our Admission or Student Financial Services staff. Please call (206) 398-4200 or (800) 471-1767 at least a few days prior to the date you would like to visit. 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 398-4200
(800) 471-1767
Alumni Affairs 398-4300
Dean’s Office 398-4300
Law Library 398-4220
Professional Development 398-4100
Student Financial Services 398-4250
Student Affairs 398-4206
Technology & Media Services 398-4178

Computer requirement

Due to the extensive writing requirements 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. Information is posted daily as it becomes available.

Please note that the Registrar will register you for your first-semester 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. Admitted students should confirm the requirements for the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice. Contact information for all relevant agencies is available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The required disclosures by bar associations for licensing may include financial issues (bankruptcy, etc.), drug or alcohol abuse issues, arrests (even if they do not result in convictions), criminal convictions, and school disciplinary matters.

Only the bar association of each state can advise candidates of their specific requirements. We urge new students to determine these requirements prior to matriculating at the law school. Please be aware it is important to inform the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Office of Admission if you have faced additional 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.