School of Law

Law Student Emergency Fund 

Seattle U Law is committed to supporting our students who are facing economic hardship so they can focus on becoming powerful advocates for justice. Thanks to the generosity of alumni donors and friends, the Student Emergency Fund was established in 2015 to meet immediate, essential expenses related to an emergency situation or temporary crisis. 

Living through multiple historic events -- a pandemic, continuing racial inequities, and civil unrest -- our students are experiencing law school in a way no other cohort has before. These future lawyers are dedicated to helping others but right now they need OUR help. No matter the size of your gift, your support makes a difference for our students.

Thanks to a generous alumna, when the School of Law reaches 50 gifts it will unlock $2,500 for the Law Student Emergency Fund.  

“In addition to the emotional toll we’re all experiencing from the pandemic, we have students who are facing additional financial stress due to loss of part-time employment or other unexpected changes in their circumstances, which is making it difficult for them to meet their basic needs and continue their studies. I realize there are many in our community who find themselves in similar circumstances, but I ask you to consider making a gift to the Student Emergency Fund, which was established several years ago by a generous friend of the law school. Your gift will help us ensure these students have access to emergency resources (e.g., food, internet service to be able to do their studies from home, temporary housing assistance) during this difficult time. I know it will mean a great deal to them to hear that the assistance comes from our supportive and caring alumni community.” 

-Dean Annette Clark, M.D., J.D. '89


"I am so happy that I get to be a part of a community that cares enough about its students to utilize their emergency fund to support COVID needs. My family is grateful to have the opportunity to donate to this fund in support of my fellow classmates. I believe that together we can all get through this pandemic." 

- Peer Student Statement 

A gift of $30 covers 10 rides on King County Metro to an essential job 

A gift of $50 covers access to high-speed internet for one month to attend class

A gift of $100 can cover groceries for 1 person for 1 week

A gift of $250 partially covers the cost of rent


Our students and graduates are leaders and changemakers committed to the service of others. Your generosity enhances the foundation upon which we educate powerful advocates for justice, both inside and outside the classroom. Thank you for joining us in educating the next generation of lawyers!

President's Club Our Moment for Mission Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of a group of President's Club donors, if 500 alumni make a gift to any fund during Seattle U Gives it will unlock $15,200 to the Seattle University Fund.
500 / 500 Gifts
School of Law Challenge
If the School of Law reaches 50 gifts it will unlock $2,500 to the Law Student Emergency Fund.
50 / 50 Gifts
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