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Bethune-Cookman University Teams Up With Arizona Summit Law School

bethune-cookmanBethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Arizona Summit Law School have entered into a new agreement in an effort to increase racial diversity in the legal profession. Arizona Summit Law School, formerly known as the Phoenix School of Law, is a for-profit law school founded in 2005.

Under the agreement, more than $12 million in scholarships will be offered to students from Bethune-Cookman University and other HBCUs. About 100 scholarships will be available annually for HBCU students. The agreement also calls for the establishment of a pre-law institute that will prepare undergraduate students for law school admission and success in the legal profession. The two institutions will also establish a Three-Three Accelerated Legal Scholars program that will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years instead of seven.

edison-jackson-thumbEdison Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, stated that “Summit is an ideal partner because of its complementary mission and commitment to addressing important but unmet social needs.  Summit offers students a strong practical legal education, which readies them for the practice of law. Bethune-Cookman University is honored to participate in a partnership that will afford its graduates, and students who have long desired to attend law school, this wonderful opportunity.”


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  1. Wayne says:

    Arizona Summit School is a bottom-tier for-profit law school. In 2015, only 30% of the first-time takers passed. Anyone considering attending this law school should conduct some serious research and read the following article.

  2. El says:

    I thoroughly concur with “Wayne” concerning the imperative of doing due diligence before matriculating into ANY degree program whose major distinction is mediocrity. That’s how graduates end up driving taxis and washing dishes at universities such as Yale.

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