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Phoenix School of Law

Established 2005
School type Private
Dean Shirley Mays
Location Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Enrollment 336
Faculty 38


The Phoenix School of Law is a private law school situated in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix Law is the only private law school in Arizona and the only one with both full-time and part-time (day and evening) programs. The school is not affiliated with the likewise named University of Phoenix. On June 15, 2010, the school announced it had received full accreditation from the American Bar Association (ABA).


The school is located at 4041 North Central Avenue in Phoenix's Central Avenue Corridor. It is within close proximity to the Central at Indian School (METRO Light Rail station).


PhoenixLaw‘s mission is based upon three pillars: 1) a student-centered educational experience; 2) supporting programs that allow for professionally-prepared graduates; and 3) commitment to underserved communities.

* Clinical Programs: PhoenixLaw houses a Mediation Clinic and other clinical programs designed to develop and enhance practice skills. Courses are offered in trial and appellate practice, mediation and alternative methods of dispute resolution. Clinical methods are used in various courses throughout the curriculum.

* Externships: PhoenixLaw offers qualified, upper-level students in good academic standing opportunities to participate in a for-credit externship program. Students attend a classroom component that provides a link between the placement setting and the learning process. A faculty member coordinates and supervises the externship program.

* Mentoring Programs: Each student is assigned a faculty member as their mentor. The faculty member helps to guide the student through their law school experience and form a professional relationship that will carry into their future career.

Student organizations

* Phi Alpha Delta, International Law Fraternity
* Hispanic Law Students Association
* Intellectual Property Law Society
* J. Reuben Clark Jr. Law Society
* Justice for All
* Juvenile Law Society
* Parents Attending Law School (PALS)
* Public Interest Law Project
* Legal Aid Work for the Protection of Animal Welfare Society (LAWPAWS)
* Student Bar Association
* Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)
* PhoenixLaw Women's Association
* Federalist Society
* Real Estate Club
* International Law Society
* Moot Court
* Law Review


  • The 2010 Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools shows an employment status of 88.2 percent nine months after graduation and a bar pass rate of nearly 97 percent Phoenix School of Law ABA Data.
  • In 2008, 97 percent of the graduating class passed the Arizona bar exam.
  • In 2009, PhoenixLaw was ranked #8 for the "Most Diverse Faculty" in the Princeton Review's "Best 174 Law Schools Rankings".


Currently the Chairman of the Board is Dennis Archer, a former Mayor of Detroit, Michigan Supreme Court justice and the first African-American president of the American Bar Association.

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