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
Set in an amazing urban center, the law school is located in one of the most innovative and livable regions of the country. 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.
A city of innovation
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 network with, and learn from, top practitioners in their fields. From start-up companies to mature businesses, Seattle provides opportunities for cutting-edge legal work.
Nestled between two mountain regions and adjacent to Puget Sound, Seattle offers a variety of outdoor opportunities, including biking, hiking, running, paddleboarding 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.
Arts & culture
With a reputation as a great arts city, Seattle is rich in both traditional and new approaches to art. Live music and theater, museums and film festivals are just a few of the many cultural events to enjoy. Seattle’s biggest events include Bumbershoot, the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival and Seattle’s traditional summer festival, Seafair.
Quality of life
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. 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.