Arizona Summit Law School Archives

Arizona Summit Law School names new president

Dean Mays with Pres Lively

Arizona Summit Law School has appointed Donald Lively as its new president. Lively, who served as Summit Law’s founding dean from 2004 – 05, succeeds Scott Thompson who served as the school’s president for more than 4 years. Lively’s return coincides with the law school’s tenth anniversary. Together with Summit Law’s dean Shirley Mays and… Read More →

Lawyers of Color names Shirley Mays to Power List


Arizona Summit Law School announced that Dean Shirley Mays has been named to the Lawyers of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List, a comprehensive listing of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys.  Dean Mays was recently honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. recognizing her and other minority attorneys for their leadership. Dean Mays joined Arizona… Read More →

Summit Law hosts free legal clinic on March 13


Arizona Summit Law School, a private law school located in downtown Phoenix, is hosting a one-day event to provide free legal information and limited-scope legal advice and assistance to people seeking help on matters related to family law, general business, probate and estate planning, and landlord/tenant disputes.   Approximately 50 Summit Law students, faculty, and… Read More →

Law firms prepare Millennials for the business of law


Law firms are changing. The future of the profession is in flux as newer generations and Millennials move into the workplace. In order to stay relevant in this dynamic atmosphere, firms need to teach incoming associates and new partners the business of running a law firm, foster loyalty, offer flexibility and connect to Millennials. When… Read More →

Az Business announces finalists for ACC Awards


Az Business magazine, in conjunction with the State Bar of Arizona, have announced the finalists for the 2015 Arizona Corporate Counsel (ACC) Awards. The finalists and winners will be honored at an awards dinner and reception on Jan. 15, 2015 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Click here for… Read More →

U.N. taps Arizona Summit Law School prof to design system

mediation - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

Arizona Summit Law School professor and founding faculty member Steven Gonzales was invited by the United Nations to assist the Industrial Court of Botswana on the development of the court’s alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system. Professor Gonzales will advise the court on effective mediation and arbitration policies and practices, as well as provide comprehensive mediation… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women


They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Stanton Joins Arizona Summit Law School Faculty


This fall, Arizona Summit Law School will welcome Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to the faculty as an adjunct distinguished lecturer-in-residence. Mayor Stanton will bring his experience as a practicing attorney and public servant into the classroom, teaching Designing Land-Use Policies, and providing valuable instruction to future real-estate-transactional and land-use attorneys. “This will be a great… Read More →

Shirley Mays – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Shirley Mays – Dean, Arizona Summit Law School Mays’ priorities are focused on the school’s mission of promoting diversity in the legal profession, serving under-served communities, developing innovative curriculum tailored to meet student needs and preparing students for success in their legal career.  Surprising fact: “I am blessed to have the opportunity to raise my… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona take spotlight


Az Business magazine is proud to present the Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize  the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies in five key industries — commercial real estate, education, entertainment, manufacturing and technology. The 30 finalists for this year’s ILoA Awards are profiled on the following pages. Winners will be recognized at… Read More →

Downtown Law School Announces New Name

Phoenix School of Law, a private law school located in downtown Phoenix, is pleased to announce its new name:  Arizona Summit Law School. The new name highlights the ambition and drive of the students, faculty and staff at Arizona Summit Law School, collaborating to accomplish more, and ascend toward their personal “Summit.” This concept exemplifies… Read More →