Seattle University School of Law offers a rigorous curriculum composed of required courses and an extensive catalog of elective courses. With a solid grounding in legal theory and philosophy, our curriculum has a strong focus on practical training and experiential learning that prepares our students to practice law effectively.
Students who began law school in or after the Summer of 2016 must earn 6 credits in experiential learning course. Students who began law school before the Summer of 2016 must complete 1 experiential learning course (no credit minimum applies).
In clinics, students represent clients under the supervision of Law School faculty.
In externships, students work in actual law offices, under the supervision of licensed attorneys who commit to the Law School's learning goals.
In simulation courses, students engage in structured role-plays designed to provide lawyering challenges that mirror the demands of practice.
In practicum courses, students receive lawyering training through classes and simulations and then have the opportunity to apply their skills in real-life settings.
In lab courses, students work on preparing documents in a specific practice area.