The Summer Program, the core element of the Access Admission program, helps students adjust to the demands of law school in a supportive atmosphere.

  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Integrated classes that combine instruction in criminal law, legal writing, and skills development.
  • Each week, the program builds on the learning skills, developmental stages, and substantive law covered in the previous week in the following areas:
    • Criminal Law (4 credit hours)
      • Course 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 a class, in smaller break-out sessions, and individually with professors and staff.
      • Successful completion of this course means you can take fewer credits during Fall Semester
    • Legal Writing
      • Meets twice each week for 90 minutes
      • You will develop legal reading, analysis, and writing skills using Washington criminal statutes and cases
    • Preparing for the Profession
      • 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 an Access Admission alumni

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