We offer a path to practice law in the United States for foreign-trained lawyers and other graduates of foreign, non-U.S. law schools. This program allows you to earn a JD degree, providing the opportunity to sit for the bar exam in any state.

How it works:

  • Admitted students receive up to one year of credit for their foreign law degree (this credit transfer is contingent on accreditation, coursework, and grades).
  • In the first year you take required courses for JD students (30 credits)
  • The remaining 30 credits in the second year include a combination of required, elective, and professional skills courses.
  • We provide one-on-one advising to help you with course selection.

Note: Sitting for any bar exam is contingent on passing an additional character and fitness test.

Contact Admission

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4200
Toll-free: 800-471-1767
Email: lawadmis@seattleu.edu