Jul 27, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Scholars Program


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Angelique Davis, JD, Director
Web: https://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/advising/pre-law/law-scholars/

 

Objectives

This selective, by-invitation-only, program is designed for highly capable entering freshmen who have an interest in attending law school at the conclusion of their undergraduate studies. The program is open to all students in the College of Arts and Sciences and is in addition to a major in the college. The Law Scholars Program provides an opportunity for participating students to apply and be notified of acceptance into Seattle University School of Law prior to the beginning of their junior year. Upon graduation from Seattle University, students successfully completing this program are guaranteed a place in the Seattle University School of Law.

Students in the Law Scholars Program take a series of courses specifically designed to  provide a strong foundation for graduate legal studies. The range of courses is broad and includes selections in political theory, the foundations of the law, history, civics and government, economics, logic, and ethics. In keeping with the mission of Seattle University, law scholars will be called upon to explore the values underlying the law and to critically examine the American legal system and issues of social justice. The course of study is rigorous and designed to challenge the best and the brightest of the university's pre-law students.

Participants in the Law Scholars Program have unique access to the School of Law and law-related activities. Student participants will receive invitations to a reception for law scholars, lectures, workshops, and other appropriate law-related activities.

Law Scholars Course of Study

In order to successfully complete the first two years of the Law Scholars Program, the student must:

  • complete the required law scholars courses (see below); and
  • have an official GPA of at least 3.60 at the end of the freshman year (45 quarter credits) and at the end of the sophomore year (90 quarter credits).

In order to successfully complete the final two years of the Law Scholars Program, the student must in his or her junior and senior years:

  • complete the required law scholars courses (see below);
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher;
  • complete the bachelor's degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences;
  • take the LSAT examination; and
  • maintain a level of conduct consistent with the norms and standards of the legal profession.

Required Law Scholars Courses


All participants in the Law Scholars Program will have been admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences and will take the following courses. Some of these courses may fit within the core and major requirements; others are in addition to the core and major requirements.

NOTE:


All College of Arts and Sciences graduates are required to demonstrate competency in a modern language consistent with the completion of three quarters (one year) of college work.

Law scholars who are accepted into the School of Law through this early application process and who complete all of the program requirements are given a presumption in favor of admission to the School of Law for the year following their graduation. Individuals admitted to law school through this program will also be eligible for consideration for scholarship funds. Please see the law scholars brochure for complete information or contact Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.

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