Arizona Summit Law School (Summit) and Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) are working together to address the lack of diversity in the legal profession.  The partnership will focus initially on increasing the number of HBCU graduates who attend and successfully complete the law school process and are prepared for admission to the practice of law.  To launch the partnership, Summit and B-CU will invest an unprecedented $12.5M in full scholarships for qualified students/alumni from B-CU and other HBCUs.  Summit will accept its first class of students this spring. 

Dean Shirley Mays of Arizona Summit Law School said, “Arizona Summit’s mission is to make the legal profession accessible to every student who has dreamed of being an attorney but did not think it was possible for them.”

Judge Hubert Grimes (Retired), who serves as University Counsel for Bethune-Cookman University stated that he believes, “Every citizen should have access to quality legal counsel. The joint partnership between Bethune-Cookman and Arizona Summit is an excellent opportunity for our students to obtain a meaningful legal education in a cutting edge law school environment.  And for those students who are truly dedicated to their studies, and meet the qualifications, they can qualify for a full scholarship. What a blessing.”

Interested HBCU graduating students and alumni should reach out to:

Krystal Poleon, Admissions Specialist,  (602) 682-6819 or kpoleon@azsummitlaw.edu.