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YOU’VE BEEN ADMITTED to the 2017 Entering Class of Seattle University School of Law. Congratulations! We welcome you on behalf of the faculty, staff, and entire student body.

At this stage in the decision process you may have

questions about the faculty, core class requirements, and the Seattle area. You will find answers to many of your questions in this packet. We will have one of our current law students contact you and act as a resource to address any additional questions.

Please feel free to contact the Admission Office at 800-471-1767 or 206-398-4200.


Meet your ADMISSION FELLOWS KRISTIN ’18 has lived and studied all over the United States and in the United Kingdom. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown Seattle. Kristin’s path has not been a traditional one — before coming to law school, she enjoyed an active career as a flutist, orchestral musician, and teacher. At Seattle U, she is exploring her interest in environmental law, arts law, and intellectual property. E-mail: bateman3@seattleu.edu STEVEN ’18 grew up in Kent, Washington, just a short drive down I-5 from Seattle. He attend Central Washington University. Steven has a BA in political science and a minor in law and justice. He was fortunate enough to get an internship at a local law office during his last year of college. This sparked his interest in family law and the legal profession in general. When not studying or attending class, Steven likes to take adventures with his friends around Seattle. E-mail: prays@seattleu.edu AMBER ’19 was born and raised in Georgia, where she earned a BA in English and

Women’s Studies from Wesleyan College, while also playing soccer. After graduation, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and spent five years working and soaking up the sun. At Seattle U Law, she hopes to follow her interest in intellectual property and get out of the heat. E-mail: campbe94@seattleu.edu

JOE ’19 is from Oregon originally but went to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and lived there for a year before moving to Seattle four years ago. Joe worked as a labor union organizer after college which sparked his interest in law as a vehicle for a more just and equitable society. He hopes to use his degree in low to make a positive difference in society. E-mail: wright12@seattleu.edu STEFANIE ’19 is from Hong Kong and attended Occidental College in Los Angeles. She has a BA in Psychology and minored in Kinesiology. She also played four years of collegiate basketball. Stefanie is inspired and motivated to make an impact within mental health law and family law. E-mail: youngs5@seattleu.edu

DOMINIC ’19 grew up in Tacoma, Washington and attended Washington State University where he majored in Political Science and minored in English. Dominic decided to follow in the footsteps of his mother and sister, who are both alumni of Seattle U Law. He loves to watch and play basketball when he’s not too busy with school and is a big fan of WSU cougar football. E-mail: wooleryd@seattleu.edu Staying in touch between now and orientation

We’re available during regular business hours at the Admission Office to discuss your questions or concerns. Admission and Student Financial Services staff are available to meet with you in person at your convenience. You will soon receive a SU student e-mail address. The majority of our communication occurs via e-mail. This helps to keep you in contact with all School of Law departments and events happening on campus. In the near future, we will send you a link to a private Facebook group. This group is an opportunity for you to meet your classmates before the first day of class.


ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST Contact Update

Send Official Transcript

Complete Financial Aid Documents

Complete Confirmation of First Year Course Load

Please contact Admission to update your e-mail address and mailing address, if needed. Check your spam filter to make sure that you don’t miss any important communications from us. Send updates to lawadmis@seattleu.edu.

Please see the post-admit financial aid checklist on the next page. Your Social Security Number is required for financial aid purposes. If you did not provide your Social Security Number to the Admission Office during the application process, contact Student Financial Services at 206-3984250 with your information to avoid delay.

Submit Tuition Deposit

A $250 deposit is due to reserve your seat in the 2017 entering class (please see your admit letter for the due date of this deposit). If you are enrolling in the fall, a second deposit of $250 will be due on June 1, 2017.

Watch for Communication Regarding Your Seattle University E-mail Account

To keep you in contact with all law school departments, happenings, and to pay your deposit online, we will provide you with a SU e-mail account in the near future. Watch your current e-mail for your account information, and check your SU e-mail frequently!

Research Laptop Computer Purchase

Review our website for laptop requirements and information on the Dell purchase program. law.seattleu.edu/laptop-purchase

Research Health Insurance Options

The Seattle University program is on our website at law.seattleu.edu/student-insurance.

Complete Confirmation for Summer Criminal Law course

If you’re starting school this summer, register and confirm your enrollment online. Instructions forthcoming.

The transcript must reflect the awarding of your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts should be sent directly to the Admission Office. Transcripts sent to LSAC do not meet this ABA requirement.

In July, confirm your fall registration. Confirmation information will be sent to you via your SU e-mail account.

Sign Up for a Mentor

The Women’s Law Caucus, in conjunction with the Student Bar Association, organizes this program. You can elect to have a student and/or alumni mentor. More information will be available at the beginning of the school year.

Student ID Card

During orientation, you will get your Student ID (Campus Card). You must bring a valid driver’s license, state ID, or a passport and your SU student ID number.

Purchase a Parking Pass, Bus Pass, Etc. The Department of Campus Public Safety and Transportation is on the 1st floor of the University Services Building. Bus and parking passes can be purchased online. seattleu.edu/transportation

Check First-Week Assignments

A few weeks before classes begin, please go to law.seattleu.edu/class-assignments.

Research Textbooks and Purchase Options

In late summer, the Admission Office will send a list of required textbooks with your registration confirmation materials and section assignment. You can review textbook availability and purchase options on the Seattle University Bookstore website. seattleu.edu/campus-store


POST-ADMIT FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST Award Letter

Alternative Loans

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note

Laptop Computer

Your award letter will be e-mailed to your SU e-mail account approximately three weeks after your admit letter is received (but no earlier than mid-March), if your financial aid file is complete. Print, sign, date, and return the award letter indicating what aid you wish to accept, reduce, or reject, including Conditions of Award.

Complete the Stafford Loan Promissory Note online at https://studentloans.gov (unless you previously signed a Master Promissory Note at a Direct Lending school, e.g. University of Washington). Click on Subsidized/Unsubsidized. The Stafford unsubsidized loan is disbursed equally each semester, but tuition charges vary from term to term. Budget carefully!

Entrance Counseling

Complete Entrance Counseling documentation at https://studentloans.gov (click on Entrance Counseling) for Stafford and Grad PLUS loans.

Forms

Submit verification forms or any other documentation as requested by our office. Disclose any outside scholarships or funding assistance you receive.

Apply for an alternative loan (federal Grad PLUS or private loan) if eligible and additional funding is necessary. Credit check required. Equal disbursements fall/spring unless requested otherwise in writing and approved. If you choose Grad PLUS, complete the PLUS request process, promissory note, and entrance counseling at https://studentloans.gov.

Laptops are required by the law school. If you need to purchase a laptop, you must buy it first and keep your receipt and proof of payment by you, the student. After authorization by Student Financial Services, you may apply for an alternative, credit-based loan to reimburse yourself up to the cost of the computer, or $1,350, whichever is less. You must pass a credit check to receive this loan.

Funding

You must complete the registration/validation process each term and attend class. Financial aid pays institutional charges first. Refunds for living expenses are usually available shortly after the term begins, if you have completed all necessary paperwork in a timely manner. However, always be prepared to pay for books and expenses yourself the first few weeks of each term.

More Information

Please contact Student Financial Services if you have any questions, need more information, or would like a one-on-one appointment. We are happy to help you with this process. Student Financial Services 206-398-4250 • lawfa@seattleu.edu • law.seattleu.edu/financialservices


IMPORTANT NOTES Scholarships Applicants receiving merit-based scholarships are notified at the time of admission. Official Transcript a Must Arrange for your undergraduate institution to send us a copy of your official, final undergraduate transcript, which notes the degree received and the date it was awarded. The transcripts provided by LSAC do not meet the American Bar Association requirement. We must receive an official transcript directly from your undergraduate school. Notice to Students with Disabilities It is the policy of Seattle University that no qualified person shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or be subject to discrimination in any job, facility, program, or activity provided by the University. The law school will respond to and evaluate all requests to make reasonable accommodations, modifications, or adjustments in law school facilities, programs, policies, services, and activities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis; documentation is required. Associate Dean Donna Claxton Deming coordinates the services the law school can provide and she can be reached at 206-398-4307 or dcdeming@seattleu.edu. Notice Regarding Character & Fitness Each state bar has a character or ethics section as part of its certification. A criminal record could prevent you from sitting for the bar examination­even if you have received a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Only the bar association in each individual state can advise you regarding a conviction and its impact on your ability to sit for the bar exam. We advise you to contact them directly. It is imperative you do so prior to your law school matriculation rather than waiting until graduation. Any questions or concerns regarding this matter can be directed to Associate Dean Donna Claxton Deming at 206-398-4307 or dcdeming@seattleu.edu. It is important that you also notify us immediately if you received a new criminal charge, conviction, academic probation, or misconduct notification from LSAC after submitting your application. Campus Parking and Public Transportation Upon arrival for the new semester, all students planning to park their vehicles on campus should check with the Department of Campus Public Safety and Transportation (University Services Building). There are no reserved parking spaces on the Seattle University campus. All students have equal access to lots and garages owned by the University. Rates for 2017-2018 can be obtained by contacting the Department of Campus Public Safety and Transportation during the summer of 2017.

As in any major city, traffic in Seattle can be challenging. To encourage the use of public transportation, Seattle University provides a significant subsidy toward the cost of a monthly bus pass in King and Pierce counties. Many students find it a convenient and affordable way to get around. Arrangements for bus, train, and ferry passes can be made at the Department of Campus Public Safety and Transportation. seattleu.edu/transportation Carpools Carpools generally can be organized during many of our spring events or within the first week of the semester, so don’t worry about making the commute alone! Carpools and vanpools can also be arranged by contacting Seattle Metro Transit. www.rideshareonline.com Computers All entering students are required to have laptop computers. For specifications, please refer to our website. More information will follow in a future mailing. law.seattleu.edu/computing-information Insurance If you currently have health insurance coverage, we recommend that you retain your present policy. In the event you do need health and accident insurance, there is a program currently available to you and your family through Seattle University. Should you have questions regarding health insurance, use the following link for more information. law.seattleu.edu/student-insurance Come Visit Us! We would be happy to arrange for you to tour of Sullivan Hall, sit in on a class, and/or meet with a member of our Admission or Student Financial Services staff. To allow us to provide you a seamless visit, please call 206-398-4200 or 800-471-1767 at least one week prior to the date you plan to visit. If you are unavailable to visit, contact us to schedule a phone meeting. Contact information is available on the last page of this packet. law.seattleu.edu/visitus


STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS We have over 30 student organizations at the law school, in addition to six co-curricular law journals and groups: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Alternative Dispute Resolution Board American Bar Association/Law Student Division American Constitution Society American Indian Law Journal Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association Business and Entrepreneur Legal Association Black Law Students Association Cannabis Law Society Christian Legal Society Entertainment and Sports Law Association Environmental Law Society Federalist Society Food Law Society Future Prosecutors for Social Justice Health Law Society Human Rights Law Society Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project Intellectual Property Law Society International Refugee Assistance Program

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JD/MBA Student Association Korean American Law Student Association Labor and Employment Law Association Latinx Law Students Association Middle Eastern/South Asian Law Student Association Moot Court Board Native American Law Students Association Outlaws Phi Alpha Delta Public Interest Law Foundation Seattle Journal of Environmental Law Seattle Journal for Social Justice Seattle University Law Review Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Students of Gideon Student Bar Association Veterans Association Women’s Law Caucus


IMPORTANT DATES Tuition Deposit Reminder

Remember your $250 advance tuition deposit to ensure your place in the 2017 Entering Class is due by the deadline stated in your admit letter. The tuition deposit is non-refundable. Should you enroll at Seattle University, the $250 deposit will be applied to your first semester’s tuition. A second $250 deposit will be required by Friday, June 1, 2017 for students beginning fall semester.

Dates to Remember

Financial aid applications are due Tuesday, March 1, 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible. Those planning to start law school this summer should note the date of Monday, June 19, 2017, the first day of the summer term. Students starting via the Access Admission program will begin Monday, June 12, 2017. All entering 1Ls will have orientation on the week of August 14. More details forthcoming.

Visiting Sullivan Hall

In March, 2017 we invite you to join us for our Meet the Faculty events, where you can visit a first-year class in addition to joining the professor teaching the class for a light meal to discuss classroom expectations, and life as a law student. Meet the Faculty sessions are scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017 at noon and Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. Watch for details. Our annual Spring Visit Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2017. This popular event attracts admitted students from across the country and features a mock law school class, information sessions about our legal clinics, Externship Program, and our Center for Professional Development, and lunch with Dean Annette E. Clark and distinguished law school alumni.

Academic Calendar 2017-2018 SUMMER SEMESTER

May Immersion Course.......................................................... May 22 – May 26 Memorial Day Holiday.....................................................May 26 and May 29 Upper level courses begin......................................................................May 30 Last day to add or drop courses upper level courses....................June 2 Criminal Law Section B begins............................................................. June 12 Last Day to withdraw from upper level courses............................ June 16 Criminal Law Sections A & E begin.................................................... June 19 Last day to add or drop Criminal Law.............................................. June 23 Independence Day Holiday (no classes).............................................. July 4 Last day to withdraw from Criminal Law............................................ July 7 Last class day for upper division courses......................................... July 20 Final examinations for upper level courses.....................July 24 – July 26 Last class day for Criminal Law............................................................July 27 Final examinations for Criminal Law................................. July 31 – Aug. 2 Summer degree date.................................................................................Aug. 18 Grades due...................................................................................................Aug. 24 Grades will post by....................................................................................Aug. 29

FALL SEMESTER

First year orientation......................................................... Week of August 14 Classes begin...............................................................................................Aug. 21 Last day to add or drop courses..........................................................Aug. 25 Labor Day (no classes)..............................................................................Sept. 4 Last day for late registration....................................................................Sept. 8 Constitution Day Presentation (no class cancellations).............Sept. 15 Last day to withdraw from courses....................................................Sept. 22 Veterans Day (no classes).......................................................................Nov. 10 Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)........................................................ Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Recess (no classes).............................................. Nov. 23 – 24 Last class day..............................................................................................Nov. 30 Final examinations..............................................................................Dec. 5 – 15 December Commencement....................................................................Dec. 16 Semester break (no classes)....................................... Dec. 18 – Jan. 1, 2018 Grades due.......................................................................................... Jan. 5, 2018 Grades will post by......................................................................... Jan. 10, 2018

SPRING SEMESTER

January Intersession............................................................................. Jan. 2 – 5 Classes begin................................................................................................. Jan. 8 Last day to add or drop courses............................................................ Jan. 12 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)...............................................Jan. 15 Last day for late registration.................................................................Jan. 26 Last day to withdraw from courses........................................................Feb. 9 Presidents Day (no classes).................................................................... Feb. 19 Spring break (no classes).............................................................March 12 – 16 Good Friday (no classes)................................................................... March 30 Mission Day (no classes before 1:30 p.m.)..........................................April 5 Last class day............................................................................................. April 26 Final examinations.................................................................................May 1 – 11 Spring Commencement.............................................................................May 12 Grades due......................................................................................................June 1 Grades will post by......................................................................................June 6


2017 – 2018 CALENDAR Dates for Admitted Students

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HOW YOU CAN REACH US Seattle University School of Law 901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall P.O. Box 222000 Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Admission

206-398-4200 (phone) 206-398-4058 (fax) lawadmis@seattleu.edu law.seattleu.edu/admission

Student Financial Services 206-398-4250 (phone) 206-398-4058 (fax) lawfa@seattleu.edu law.seattleu.edu/financialservices

Connect with our students and the law school:

facebook.com/seattleulaw twitter.com/seattleulaw flickr.com/photos/sulaw @seattleulaw

law.seattleu.edu/admission


NOTES


SEATTLE UNIVERSITY NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program. All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity/Title IX Coordinator at (206) 220-8515. Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact the following Title IX coordinator or Title IX contact persons: Andrea Herrera Katahira, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity /Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources Department – Rianna Building, (206) 220-8515, katahira@seattleu.edu; Michele Murray, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Development, Title IX Contact Person, Student Center 140B, (206) 296-6066, mmurray@seattleu.edu; and Paula Macias, Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Department – Rianna Building, (206) 296-5868, maciasp@seattleu.edu. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. To learn more information about Seattle University's policies, please visit seattleu.edu/policies.

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