This program is designed to provide more individualized bar preparation assistance compared to traditional commercial bar review courses. During the course, students receive individual coaching and feedback throughout the two-month study period. Note that it is designed to complement students’ commercial bar review courses, not replace them or replicate their work.
Tuition: Free of charge
Duration: Two months
Dates: Held simultaneously with winter or summer bar review programs
Eligibility: open to recent Seattle U Law graduates and LLM students
Help students stay on track with their commercial bar review courses
Provide a structured study space to help students identify strengths and weaknesses
Provide a support system to help students stay motivated and positive
Provide a positive place for students to gain skills and confidence.
Structured MBE, MPT, and MEE practice
Individualized instructions and feedback
Substantive review of heavily tested topics
Simulated Bar Exams
Seattle U Law provides international LLM students with individualized counseling and support as part of their preparation to take the Uniform Bar Exam.
We can give you the foundation you need to approach the exam with confidence while also maximizing the number of classes that meet your intellectual and career goals.
At the start of your LLM program, the Director of the Bar Studies Program works directly with students to determine bar eligibility and design a customized course of study.
Foreign applicants for Washington Bar Exam
In Washington, foreign attorneys may take the bar exam if they have graduated from a university or law school outside of the U.S. with a degree in law that qualifies the applicant to practice law in that jurisdiction and earned an LLM degree that meets the requirements of APR 3 Applicants for admission to practice law.
The Washington State Bar defines “Foreign Applicants” as applicants who have a first degree in law that was not earned in the United States and/or have ever been admitted to the practice of law in any foreign country.
Foreign Applicant applications will be investigated and verified by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).
For foreign attorneys and applicants with a foreign law degree, it may take up to nine months to receive a report from the NCBE.
Attorney applicants may sit for the exam only after the WSBA receives a report from the NCBE at least 18 days prior to the first day of the exam.
Therefore, attorney applicants are advised that they may not be eligible to sit for the exam they originally applied for.
Furthermore, foreign attorneys and applicants with a foreign law degree must apply during the application period for the exam scheduled prior to their preferred exam time.