I am a current 1L @ SU and Student Ambassador (I give tours, answer phones, and work with prospective students) and after skimming the board I wanted to clear up a couple consistent questions I saw:
- All scholarship offers will be sent with your admissions packet. Someone was pretty much on the mark when mentioning it might take longer for scholarship packets to arrive. There is a slightly extended process of getting the award letters sorted and signed before the packet is mailed. This is about all I will say regarding scholarships since it is a very personal matter, but the bottom line is that your packet should include all scholarship information (if applicable).
- Regarding the ARC program, there is no separate application process. The deadline is February 1st to be considered, and it is typically for people who may not meet the traditional acceptance numbers, yet the counselors still feel the person would be a good candidate for law school. Keep in mind that if accepted to the ARC program, you are required to start in the Summer (Crim Law) and unlike the other Summer start students, the ARC program meets 5 days a week and it is an all day session. Regardless if you are accepted into the ARC program are not, I highly recommend taking Summer Crim Law. It's a great way to get a taste of law school and learn to be a law student. It's also great having one less class in the Fall.
- Lastly, I don't want to feed the trolls, but the job market is scarce; however, this is not limited to Seattle University, or Seattle in general. It's just the way things are around the country. Hopefully things will be better in a couple years, but SU has a great Career Development Center and there are many career development seminars and networking opportunities. Finding a job will require a lot of work, but SU provides all the resources you need.
I'm going to try to monitor this board a little bit, so feel free to throw out any questions and I will do what I can to answer them.
Good luck to all and hopefully I will see for a tour or as a colleague in the summer/fall!