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About Us

We Prepare Great Leaders Who Are:

  • Grounded in tradition.
  • Diverse and distinguished.
  • Immersed in law and policy.
  • Ethical and informed.


What began as the University of Puget Sound School of Law in a business park on South Tacoma Way has become Seattle University School of Law, the largest and most diverse law school in the Northwest, committed to educating outstanding lawyers who are leaders for a just and humane world. With the 2017–18 academic year, the law school marked its 45th anniversary. Though much has changed since our early days, the pride we have in our alumni has never wavered. Our graduates, numbering well over 10,000, are leaders for change, working in every state and around the world in all areas of the law, business, education, the judiciary, and public service.

As we continue to grow our online programs, we are paving the way to provide the opportunity for more students across the U.S. to join our alumni legacy.

Seattle University School of Law – Educating powerful advocates for justice

Awards and Recognition Received

Throughout the years, the members of the Seattle University School of Law family have prided ourselves on the achievements awarded to our program, our faculty, and our graduates. While we have received many recognitions and awards that are a testament to the quality and commitment of our programs, we have listed just a few below:

  • Our Legal Writing Program has been ranked as one of the country’s top 5 programs for each of the past 14 years, including 10 years at number 1.
  • Our law clinic is ranked in the top 20 clinical programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • A+ for public interest law from The National Jurist.
  • A for business, corporate, and banking law from The National Jurist.
  • Part-time program is ranked in the top 30 nationwide.
  • Students chosen for annual Law Students of the Year by The National Jurist for three years running.

Important Dates


Application Deadline

August 8 Fall 2020 Term

Next Start

September 8 Fall 2020 Term

Student Accolades:

“I am particularly impressed with the professors, who often work at tech companies and bring a wealth of expertise, and they’re also enthusiastic about helping their students build a strong network in the field.”

— Sharena Akers, graduate student

Student Accolades:

“Everything I do, and I mean every single thing, I’m using the skills I learned in law school.”

— M. Lorena González ’05, Seattle City Councilmember and civil rights attorney

Student Accolades:

“Everyone at the law school genuinely wants students to succeed and are committed to going the extra mile to ensure that they do. I have never felt so supported.”

— Shaquelle Duncan, second-year student

Student Accolades:

“By promoting diversity in our profession, Seattle University helps make our community so special, by making the law inclusive instead of exclusive, and challenging the status quo for the better.”

— Efrain Hudnell, second-year student

Student Accolades:

“Seattle University offers an incredible education and overall experience. The instructors are incredibly versed in the subjects they teach, and they encourage the students to participate so as to maximize the experience.”

— Jennifer Paul, part-time student

Student Accolades:

“The most rewarding part of the law school experience so far, for me, has been being challenged to think in a whole new way. It is exciting and invigorating to be training to see the world through a whole new lens.”

— Ray Ivey, third-year student