The Access Admission program, historically known as the Academic Resource Center or ARC, provides a pathway to a law degree for students from disadvantaged and underrepresented communities. Students admitted to the program demonstrate potential for success through their grit, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to overcome barriers, qualities which are not necessarily reflected by grades and test scores.
Access Admission students find the support, guidance, professional development, and academic skill instruction necessary for them to graduate and build successful legal careers.
Admission to the program is highly competitive.
The program has created specialized programming designed to help students adjust to the rigors of law school. More importantly, the program provides students with a supportive community of fellow students, professors, and staff who are dedicated to their success.
The Boerner Lustbader Bar Success Scholarship is named for the Access Admissions Program Founders – Professors Emeriti Paula Lustbader and David Boerner. It is designed to provide financial support during the post-graduation bar preparation period so Access Admission students can focus on preparing for and passing the bar exam.
Access Admission students will receive an email during their last semester inviting them to apply by submitting the following:
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090