The ARC program exposed me to the tools and skills I needed to be successful in law school. After being involved in the ARC program, I truly believe that I am prepared and that there is nothing I cannot do in the legal world.

Michael Johnson '09
Legal intern, Minnesota Vikings

Academic Resource Center

25 years of ARC

The Academic Resource Center is nationally renowned for its commitment to providing access to the legal profession. The primary purpose is to support the diverse and non-traditional students admitted through the Access Admission Program so they excel in law school and beyond.

The only law school program of its kind in the state, the Access Admission Program allows a number of promising students who don’t meet traditional admission requirements to be admitted to the law school. They attend an intensive seven-week summer program that integrates a traditional Criminal Law course with legal writing and study skills.

More than 700 graduates of the program have gone on to great success in the legal profession and as leaders in their communities.

View our program brochure.


Academic Resource Center
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206.398.4076

Paula Lustbader
Director and Professor of Law
Sullivan Hall 432
Phone: 206.398.4021