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Visiting the Law School

What better way to experience life as a law student at the University of Washington School of Law than to visit us at William H. Gates Hall? We invite you to take a tour of the building, visit and observe a law school class, meet with the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid staff, and get a real taste of law student life by spending time with our Student Ambassadors.

Planning and Scheduling Your Visit

Visits and tours are scheduled through the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid during regular business hours (weekdays from 9am to 5pm).

We recommend planning your visit around lunchtime during the academic year when classes are in session. We offer guided tours at 12:30pm, and the opportunity to visit a class- either before or after the guided tour. The guided tour is given during the students' lunch hour when various student organization meetings, guest speakers, and workshops are hosted throughout the quarter. Hence, you will get a sense of our active law school community as we walk around the building and Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library during the tour. 

Tours and class visits are currently unavailable.

We do not offer tours or class visits during Summer Quarter. Class visits and guided tours will resume in October, 2014. In the mean time, you're welcome to stop by our office during business hours to pick up a self-guided tour brochure. If you'd like to make an apopintment to meet with our Associate Director of Admissions, please email us and we would be happy to schedule you an appointment.

For directions to William H. Gates Hall and information about parking on campus, please click here.

Please note that the law school will be closed on the following dates in observance with national holidays:

  • November 11, 2013 - Veterans Day
  • November 28-29, 2013 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • January 20, 2014 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • February 17, 2014 - Presidents's Day
  • May 26, 2014 - Memorial Day

Walk-in Visits

While we encourage you to schedule your visit in advance, we also welcome walk-in visitors. Please stop by the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, Room 231, to ask any questions about the law school and our admissions process or to pick up a self-guided tour booklet.  We will do our best to accommodate walk-in requests, but please note that we cannot guarantee a guided tour without prior scheduling.

Visiting During the Summer or Interim Periods

Although the above guided tour and designated law school class schedules are not available during the summer and interim periods, we still welcome your visit to the School of Law. We will do our best to accommodate summer or interim period requests for guided tours if scheduled in advance, but please note that we cannot guarantee a guided tour without prior scheduling.

We sincerely hope you enjoy your visit at the University of Washington School of Law.

Additional Visit Information

Applicants interested in any of the Ph.D. or LL.M. law programs should contact the individual program about visiting.

Questions? Contact Admissions.

Last updated 5/30/2014