The Summer Program is the core element of the Access Admission program, historically known as the Academic Resource Center or ARC. The Summer Program helps Access Admission students adjust to the demands of law school in a supportive atmosphere.

  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Integrated four-credit course combines instruction in criminal law, academic skills, legal writing, and professional development. Successful completion of this course means you can take fewer credits during Fall Semester.
    • Criminal Law and Academic Skills
      • Meets 3-4 hours per day, Monday through Friday.
      • Helps you understand the way law is taught in law school.
      • Includes instruction on case briefing, outlining, exam analysis, and exam writing.
      • Your learning will take place in class, in small-group break-out sessions, and individually with the Academic Excellence and Bar Success Team.
    • Legal Writing
      • Meets twice each week for 90 minutes.
      • You will develop legal reading, analysis, and writing skills using Washington criminal statutes and cases.
    • Professional Development
      • Attend presentations by Center for Professional Development staff on topics such as writing cover letters and resumes, interviewing strategies, and effective networking.
      • Interact with Access Admission alumni, learning about their practice areas.
      • Attend a round of speed interviews with members of the Washington State Bar Association’s Diversity Committee.
      • Participate in a mock interview with Access Admission alumni.
      • Travel to Olympia to meet with Washington State Supreme Court Justices and members of the Washington State executive and legislative branches.

Contact Admission

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4200
Toll-free: 800-471-1767