- Jan. 29, 2014
-- Arizona Summit Law School (formerly Phoenix School of Law) announced today that Dean Shirley Mays has been named to the Lawyers Of Color’s Third Annual Power List, a comprehensive listing of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys.
Dean Mays joined Arizona Summit Law School in August 2010 as the school’s fourth dean. Her priorities are focused on the school’s mission of promoting diversity in the legal profession; serving underserved communities, developing innovative curriculum tailored to meet student needs, and preparing students for success in their legal career. Her accomplishments as Dean earned her recognition with this national publishing group focused on promoting accomplishments of minority professionals. Lawyers of Color, Inc. (LOC) was established in 2008 to report news of import to black legal professionals, and also provides media and research focusing on lawyers of color. The company aims to promote the causes and contributions of minority attorneys. With a national reach, LOC has received recognition from the American Bar Association, Thomas Reuters, and The National Black Law Student Association, among others.About Arizona Summit Law School
Founded in 2005, Arizona Summit Law School (formerly known as Phoenix School of Law) is dedicated to diversifying the legal profession by advancing advocates and civic minded leaders and serving underserved communities. Arizona's only private law school earned early accolades from the ABA with the highly regarded E. Smythe Grambell Professionalism Award in 2009, recognizing its innovative approach to legal education. Arizona Summit Law School has
also received top honors for two consecutive yearsfrom prelaw Magazine
for its innovative ideas and approach to legal education. Arizona Summit Law School
is accredited by the ABA. The downtown Phoenix school aims to establish the private law school as a benchmark institution for legal education in the 21st century. Additional information is available at: www.AZSummitLaw.edu