AZ Business Magazine Names Arizona Summit Law Dean Shirley Mays to Fifty Most Influential Women List

Dean Shirley Mays, Arizona Summit Law School
Dean Shirley Mays, Arizona Summit Law School
July 25, 2014 - PRLog -- Arizona Summit Law School congratulates Dean Shirley Mays for being named to Arizona Business Magazine’s 2014 Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. The list recognizes women leaders from a wide variety of industries throughout the state, including legal, education, technology, health care, corporate, biotech, public safety, governmental, banking, hospitality, real estate, sports and non-profit. This year marks the third consecutive edition of the list.

Mays joined Arizona Summit Law School as dean in August 2010. Her institutional priorities focus on the school’s mission of promoting diversity in the legal profession; serving underserved communities; developing innovative, practice-ready curriculum; and preparing students for long-term success in their legal career.

“We are proud of the leadership Dean Mays brings to our school, our community, and to legal education as a whole,” said Scott Thompson, president, Arizona Summit Law School. “Receiving this honor reinforces our commitment to providing a rigorous legal education to our students, and to be a resource for positive change and growth in the business community,” he added.

About Arizona Summit Law School

Founded in 2005, Arizona Summit Law School is a private, ABA-accredited law school dedicated to diversifying the legal profession by advancing advocates and civic-minded leaders and serving historically underrepresented communities. The school earned early accolades from the ABA and in 2009, received the highly regarded E. Smythe Grambell Professionalism Award for its innovative approach to legal education. Arizona Summit Law School has also received top honors for two consecutive years from prelaw Magazine for its innovative approach to legal education. As Arizona’s only private law school, it aims to establish the private law school as a benchmark institution for legal education in the 21st century. The school is located in the heart of the legal community in downtown Phoenix, providing students with proximity and access to prospective employers and externship opportunities. For more information, visit

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