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Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4200
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lawadmis@seattleu.edu

Part-Time Alumni Stories

Part-Time Alumni Stories

No matter what you did before law school, our program will boost your career.

Part-Time Program

Seattle University School of Law offers the state's only Part-Time Program, geared toward the needs of working professionals, and our program is ranked among the best in the country. Evening courses allow students the flexibility to keep working or taking care of their families, while completing law school in three and a half years. And Part-Time students have all the opportunities available to them as full-time students.

Our part-time students boast superb academic records, impressive career credentials, and a range of work and life experiences that enrich the life of the law school, in and out of class. Among our alumni are senior partners at law firms, executive officers at major Northwest corporations, law professors, and political officials.

They attend classes beginning at 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, during summer, fall, and spring terms. Because some students prefer the flexibility of evening courses, a wide variety of classes are scheduled between 6 and 9:30 p.m.

Typically, part-time students will have completed the same first-year courses as their full-time counterparts by the start of their second fall.

The First-Year Schedule

Here is an example of a first-year course schedule.

First Summer
Criminal Law Monday through Thursday, 6 - 8:10 p.m.
Fall

Contracts
Civil Procedure
Legal Writing

Torts

 

Spring
Contracts
Legal Writing
Introduction to Practice
Torts
Second Summer
Property Monday, Tuesday,Thursday, 6-8:40 p.m.

How to Apply

The application process is the same for full- and part-time prospective students. You must possess a bachelor's degree and register for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The test is offered four times annually: September/October, December, February, and June. If you want to be considered for the part-time program, take the LSAT no later than February of the year you wish to enroll. You may request registration materials for the LSAT by going to www.lsac.org or calling (215) 968.1001. To be considered for admission, have on file at the School of Law:

  1. A completed application for admission and a $60 application fee;
  2. A typed personal statement telling us something about yourself and your reasons for seeking a law degree;
  3. The results of your performance on the Law School Admission Test;
  4. Two letters of recommendation and a résumé.

Deadlines

The Admission Office observes an March 1 priority deadline. We encourage students interested in the part-time program to apply early due to limited class size.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2014-15 academic year is $1,367 per credit hour, $41,010 per year. Part-time students may apply for federal and private loans. In addition, at the time of admission we consider part-time students for merit-based scholarships; a separate application is not required.

Employer Reimbursements

The School of Law is pleased to partner with employers offering employee tuition reimbursement programs. To participate, accepted students should provide a copy of their employer's reimbursement policy, indicating reimbursement percentage, to the law school Business Office.

Resources

Several part-time evening program alumni have volunteered to answer your questions about our program. Here are their names, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and professional affiliations. We encourage you to contact them.

Jeff Cockrum '09
(360) 943. 1171 ext. 7
J_cockrum55@yahoo.com
Achieve Consulting Team
Olympia, Washington

Cheryl Farrish '09
(206) 838.2500
cfarrish@certalaw.com
CERTA LAW GROUP
Seattle, Washington

Jason Casebolt '10
(425) 312-4693
jason@caseboltlawfirm.com
The Casebolt Law Firm, PLLC
Mill Creek, Washington

Zachary Davies '09
(206) 275.1010
zachd@schweetlaw.com
Schweet Linde & Coulson, PLLC
Seattle, Washington

Tammy Larson-White '10
(253) 856.5774
twhite@kentwa.gov
City of Kent
Prosecutor

Matthew Kunz '10
(206) 632.0085
mattgkunz@gmail.com
Law Office of Matthew Kunz
Seattle, Washington

Learn More About Seattle University School of Law

To receive detailed information about our part-time program and gain an overview of the University, call, e-mail, or make an appointment with a member of our Admission and/or Financial Aid Offices. Better yet, call one week prior to the date you wish to visit and schedule a time to observe an evening class.

For answers to questions about admission, please contact lawadmis@seattleu.edu.