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
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090