COVID-19 resources for law students

The School of Law is committed to our students' physical and mental health and general well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. We also remain committed to providing a high-quality, personalized legal education.

UPDATED:  June 3, 2021

General updates

General updates Seattle University's main COVID-19 information page COVID-19 vaccinations are required for students attending Seattle University in fall 2021. All individuals on campus are asked to wear face coverings over their noses and mouths in indoor settings where others are present. Face coverings are not required outdoors. Students who intend to come to campus must get a COVID test. Dean Annette Clark's letter to students from March 25, 2020.

COVID-19 vaccine and test requirement

COVID-19 vaccine and test requirement All SU students — undergraduate, graduate, and professional — will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and report it to the university prior to arriving on campus in the fall. Students coming to campus for any purpose will need to have a negative COVID-19 test. Students may be barred from entering any campus building, including Sullivan Hall, without a negative test result. Any COVID-19 test administered by a medical professional will be accepted. Submit your test results to the Student Health Center via its online portal. Once you get tested and submit your negative result, no additional tests will be required.

Summer 2021

All classes for the summer semester will be taught remotely. We plan to return to in-person classes for the fall semester under appropriate safety precautions and assume prevailing public health conditions allow.

Access to Sullivan Hall

  • Access to Sullivan Hall will be by campus card only; the external doors to the building will remain locked at all times. Use your own card to gain access, and do not allow anyone else to enter the building with you.
  • The following locations are available for student use:
    1. Law Library: Study space is available on the 3rd & 4th floors of the Law Library.
    2. Classrooms 109/110
  • You must sign in and out each time you access these spaces.
  • Each study space has limited seating, and you may only sit in designated study spaces to maintain appropriate physical distancing.
  • These areas are available only for individual study; groups are not permitted to meet anywhere in Sullivan Hall.
  • You are responsible for using the available sanitation stations to thoroughly clean your study space both before and after its use.
  • Lockers will be available for student access. Due to the limited space and close quarters in the locker area, make sure to maintain six feet of distance at all times and minimize your time at your locker.
  • The public spaces on the court level, first and second floors are open, but some furniture has been removed to promote physical distancing. Please do not move the furniture or gather in groups in these areas.
  • Foodservice
    1. Food and beverages are permitted in Sullivan Hall, but you must maintain physical distancing while eating.
    2. Face coverings may be removed only when eating/drinking.
    3. The microwaves and student refrigerator are not available.
    4. Campus food service will be available only in the University Student Center.

Grading and exams

  • We will operate according to our regular letter grading system and all exams will be administered virtually.
  • In recognition of the ongoing impact of the pandemic on students' ability to devote themselves fully to their studies and to mitigate the potential employment market impact of the grade disparity between our school and other law schools, the faculty has approved a temporary modification of the grading curve. This modification applies only to the following periods: Summer 2020 (retroactively), Fall 2020, and Spring 2021.

Law Library

In addition to access to Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg, the law library provides numerous electronic resources. Start from this list of our databases (including online study aids Quimbee and CALI) or search for ebooks through the library catalog. Reference services are available via email and Zoom; email to reach a librarian. For circulation questions, email See also the law library homepage.

Student services

  • All student and administrative services will be provided via phone, email, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other online platforms. This includes career counseling, academic support, financial aid, technology services, and registrar's office services.
  • Internships will also be provided virtually. For more information:
  • All library services, including reference and research services, will be offered online and via email. You can find the links for these services on the Law Library homepage.
  • Please stay in touch. Administrators and staff are available to set up individual Zoom meetings or phone calls.

Financial assistance

  • Our Student Financial Services Office will work with you remotely to review your financial aid options and provide financial counseling.
  • Emergency funding: Law students may apply for emergency financial support from the Student Emergency Fund, administered by the law school
  • The SU Students for Economic Justice have organized "Mutual Aid for Students" to both request and offer assistance.
  • Seattle U Food Pantry

Physical health

  • Students, faculty, and staff, who have been diagnosed, tested, or suspected to have COVID-19 are asked to please notify Seattle University Public Safety as soon as possible by sending an email to or by calling at 206-296-5990.
  • The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Please call the SHC before going into the clinic.
  • Seattle University Recreation: The UREC facilities will remain closed until further notice. The UREC team continues to work remotely to create virtual ways for you to connect to us and each other. For at-home workouts and ways to stay engaged and motivated, follow UREC on Instagram @su_rec.

Emotional and mental health