Frequently Asked Questions
How are law courses graded?
Our undergraduate law courses are graded on the same decile scale as other undergraduate courses. They are not subject to the mandatory curve that JD courses adhere to.
If you are taking a JD course that has been cross-listed as an undergraduate course or is simply open to undergraduates, your grade will be subject to the JD mandatory curve and converted from the law school ABC scale to the decile scale used by the undergraduate schools
How do law courses count towards my undergraduate degree?
Undergraduate law courses typically will count as elective courses towards your undergraduate degree. In some majors, the law courses will count toward distribution requirements.
Do I have to pay additional tuition or fees to take law school courses?
No, there is no additional tuition required to take undergraduate or other law school courses provided you are enrolled as an undergraduate at the UW Seattle. These courses are available to you like any other undergraduate course on campus.
If you are a graduate seeking to enroll as a graduate student, you must enroll as a graduate non-matriculated student and pay the designated tuition for that category of student.
How do I register for a law course?
Registration is done through the main campus registration system, just as you register for your other undergraduate courses.
Is there someone I can talk to about my interest in law and get advice on my curricular planning?
Yes, you should speak first to one of the pre-law advisors and they can refer you to an appropriate advisor at the law school as needed.