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LegSim is a web-based virtual legislature. It is not a game, but a rule-based simulation in which students are the legislators. Students study the rules and organize the legislature, craft the policy proposals and decide which will be enacted into law.

LegSim makes politics personal. For instructors, LegSim reduces the startup costs of incorporating a simulation into a course and makes it easy to track student participation and evaluate performance.

Audience: Students in American Government courses at the college, university and high school levels.

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Licensing Information

LegSim is one of the many software programs and tools created at the University of Washington available through our Express Licensing Program. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that allow for rapid licensing by companies, organizations, or individuals.

High School Site License

The License Fee for a LegSim High School Site License is $250 US Dollars.

For a High School Site License to LegSim, please click the "License" button to access the license agreement.


Instructor Agreement

Please click the "License" button to access the Instructor Agreement.


LegSim Individual Registration

Please be sure to register at the LegSim website ( prior to payment. You will register at the LegSim website, be taken to the UW CoMotion website for payment processing, then return to the LegSim website.

You will NOT receive access credentials if you do not register at LegSim and complete the process via


If you are a student, your instructor will provide you with registration instructions. You cannot register for LegSim at this location.


The conditions and financial terms of this license apply only to those who download the license, sign it and return it "as is" to the UW Center for Commercialization. Some Express Licenses may be modified for an additional cost. Other licensing arrangements may be available.

For Licensing Information/Customer Service

Express Licensing Program
UW CoMotion
4545 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 400
Phone: (206) 543-3970
Fax: (206) 616-3322