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 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. 

“It is an honor to be recognized for doing what I am so passionate about – diversifying the legal profession,” stated Dean Shirley Mays. “I am fortunate to have an exceptional team working with me at Arizona Summit Law School to provide the opportunity of legal education for more ambitious and committed law students, who also share our diversity goal and desire to make access to justice a reality for more Americans.”

Lawyers of Color, Inc. (LOC) was established in 2008, first founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic and Native American heritage. Through research, career development and brand marketing opportunities, 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, and has the largest social media presence of any minority legal organization.