Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is a guide to the academic policies, procedures and services of the Seattle University School of Law. It is provided as a resource to answer questions that relate to the many regulations that govern the academic life of students. This handbook also contains a description of the services provided by the law school and the university, as well as a summary of relevant policy statements. We hope you find this handbook useful. It is an attempt to incorporate in one document those policies and procedures that may affect your day-to-day life.


Seattle University Mission Statement

Quick Reference Guide

Commonly Asked Questions

Administration, Staff and Faculty


Academic Requirements

  • Degree Requirements
  • Enrollment Status
  • Probation and Academic Dismissal
  • Class Attendance
  • Joint Degree Programs
  • Courses Taken at Other Law Schools
  • Bottom Quarter of the Class
  • Clinical Courses
  • Externship Policies and Procedures
  • Independent Study
  • Rule 9 Certifications: Admission to Limited Practice
  • Leave of Absence/Withdrawals
  • Scheduling of Classes and Registration

Grades and Examinations

  • Grades
  • Failing Grades
  • Final Examinations

Student Services

Student Organizations

Sullivan Hall

University and Law School Policies

  • Drug and Alcohol Policy and Procedures
  • Seattle University Non-Discrimination Statement
  • Seattle University Policy on Sexual Harassment
  • Student Records and Confidentiality

Bar Certification Information

  • General
  • Washington State Bar Examination
  • Uniform Bar Examination 
  • Bar Studies Program

Seattle University Code of Student Conduct

Seattle University School of Law Academic Integrity Code


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Sullivan Hall