Life in Seattle
Seattle is just as intellectually active as it is physically active. Everything I want in a city, I’ve found in Seattle. Josephine Ennis, Class of 2013
UW School of Law is located on the UW campus in the thriving city of Seattle. Rated as one of the best cities for young attorneys, Seattle draws students from around the world for both the natural and cultural environment and growing business sector.
One of the fastest growing big cities in the U.S., Seattle is known for innovation, technology, sustainability and civic engagement. Thanks to the dynamic nature of business in the city, our students have the opportunity to network with, and learn from, top practitioners in their fields. From start-up companies to mature businesses, the Seattle community provides opportunities for cutting-edge legal research and scholarship and for students and faculty to establish connections with the business community.
Nestled between two mountain regions and adjacent to Puget Sound, Seattle offers a variety of outdoor opportunities, including biking, hiking, ferry rides, and kayaking. A short drive out of the city leads to skiing, snowboarding, river rafting and camping in some of the most scenic parks in the world.
With a vibrant arts scene, mild climate and hundreds of activities each week to choose from, it’s no wonder Seattle is one of the most livable U.S. cities. Live music and theater, museums, and professional sports events are just a few of the many cultural events to enjoy. Seattle’s biggest events include Bumbershoot, the Northwest Folk Life Festival, Bite of Seattle and Seattle’s traditional summer festival, Seafair.
The city’s entrepreneurial spirit attracts and retains bright minds, ranking high amongst the most educated and literate cities. Along with its picturesque views and creative scene, Seattle also features world famous coffee shops and farmers’ markets as well as neighborhoods that are just as diverse as the people who live there.