Admission Requirements

In determining those applicants who will be admitted to the School of Law, the Admission Committee considers three primary factors:

  1. Performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE)
  2. Undergraduate academic record
  3. Personal and professional accomplishments

At least two evaluators review each application. In all cases, the statistical profile weighs heavily, but other considerations include exceptional professional achievements, outstanding community service, and/or evidence of particular talents that will contribute to the law school community.

As a candidate for admission, you must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university prior to your enrollment. In addition, you must have received a competitive score on the LSAT or the GRE General Test and have registered with the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS). You should submit required application materials at the earliest possible date after September 1 in the year prior to the year you wish to enroll.

We encourage you to complete your application by our March 1 priority deadline. However, we continue to accept applications after this date, space permitting. Our final deadline typically falls on or around July 15.

Seattle University embraces a wholly nondiscriminatory admission policy and philosophy. We welcome applications from all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political ideology or veteran status.

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 any 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.