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 the school's mission of delivering student outcomes,
preparing graduates for successful careers and improving diversity
within the legal community.
The American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school, which opened
in January 2005, offers traditional and non-traditional law students the
opportunity to succeed through its student-focused curriculum and highly
engaged faculty. The practice-ready curriculum equips graduates with the
practical skills and ethical instruction, leadership, management and
interpersonal skills necessary for career success. Arizona Summit Law
School accommodates students' diverse needs with options, including
full-time and part-time day and evening classes; trimester schedule for
graduation in two years; and individualized bar-pass instruction through
learning diagnostics and mentoring; and experiential learning
opportunities via externships, internships and clinics.
"We look beyond test scores by taking the time to get to know our
students' ambition and work ethic as factors to grant admission," stated Arizona
Summit Law School Dean Shirley Mays. "The new name highlights our
commitment to the success of our students who come from diverse
backgrounds and stages in life and provides a supportive academic
environment where civic-minded leaders and community advocates are
nurtured," she added.
"A core value of our institution is the pursuit of continuous personal
improvement, an attribute that we share with our students," stated Scott
Thompson, President of Arizona Summit Law School. "When we began
discussing a name change more than a year ago, alumni, faculty, staff
and stakeholders agreed this differentiating characteristic should be
incorporated into our name and brand identity," he added.
The new name and identity were developed in collaboration with Off
Madison Avenue, an Arizona-based marketing and branding agency, and
Landor Associates, an Illinois-based naming agency. In addition to its
new name, Arizona Summit Law School revealed its new logo, web
site and advertising campaign.
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. The school received accolades early on from the ABA for its
approach to legal education with the development of its General Practice
Skills course, which earned the highly regarded E. Smythe Gambrell
Professionalism Award in 2009. Arizona Summit Law School also
received 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 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.
For Arizona Summit Law School
Patty Johnson, 602-402-2965