Arizona Summit Law School Names Joe P. Perez Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning
Downtown Phoenix law school expanding experiential learning focus
In his new role, Mr. Perez expands his responsibilities to include overseeing efforts to synchronize and reinforce Arizona Summit Law School’s objective of graduating practice-ready professionals. He will lead and collaborate with faculty and program directors to further develop experiential learning opportunities for the law school, which involves developing curricula with more comprehensive incorporation of experiential teaching. In addition, he will oversee ongoing development of the school’s teaching law office/law school law firm, assist with furthering the school’s clinical ventures and legal pro bono opportunities, as well as grow the school’s highly successful externship program while fostering interaction and collaboration to encourage opportunities for experiential education prospects.
His legal career began as an Associate at Vinson and Elkins, LLP in the firm’s corporate law practice, followed by a term with Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP in the firm’s business and finance practice. In 2008 Mr. Perez began his work in legal academia by joining Arizona Summit Law School.
Mr. Perez received his MPA, BBA in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin from The Red McCombs School of Business, and earned his law degree from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law.
About Arizona Summit Law School
Founded in 2005,Arizona Summit Law Schoolis dedicated to diversifying the legal profession by advancing advocates and civic minded leaders and serving underserved communities. The school, which is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, earned early recognition from the American Bar Association for the development of comprehensive professionalism teaching modules, earning the 2009 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. Arizona Summit Law School has also earned top honors for two consecutive years by prelaw Magazine, a law school journal published by National Jurist, for its innovative ideas and approach to legal education. Arizona Summit Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association, and 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