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Bethune-Cookman University And Arizona Summit Law School To Host Q&A Forum For Potential Law Students

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Special Forum Aimed at HBCU Students and Alumni Considering Attending Law School 

B-CU and Arizona Summit Law School (Summit) based in Phoenix, Arizona are joining forces to hold a Q&A forum for current students and alumni of a historically Black college or university (HBCU) who are considering attending law school. The special forum will cover:


1. The “real deal” on law school – what to expect while attending, what it takes to   succeed and other commonly-asked questions
2. Types of classes students take and what they can expect to learn;
3. Financial aid options to make law school more affordable; and
4. Full-tuition scholarship opportunities for qualified students

For those on the B-CU campus or in the surrounding community, the event will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, September 16th, in Heyn Chapel of the White Hall Administration Building (640 Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114).  Interested students and alumni can view the forum available through live stream at live.cookman.edu. Students and HBCU alumni interested in attending the forum should visit bculaw.cookman.edu for more information.

The forum is part of B-CU and Summit’s attempt to address the lack of diversity in the legal profession. On June 15, 2016, the two schools announced they are partnering to offer 12.5 million dollars in scholarships to qualified students in an effort to increase the number of HBCU graduates who attend and successfully complete the law school process and are prepared for admission to the practice of law. 

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.”

For media inquiries contact, Director of Communications Keisha Boyd, (386) 481-2991 or boydk@cookman.edu.


About Bethune-Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically Black colleges in Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.

About Arizona Summit Law School:

Founded in 2005, Arizona Summit Law School (Summit) was developed by legal educators concerned about the direction of traditional legal education, which has drifted from the realities of the contemporary legal profession.  Summit recognizes not only the need for change, but also the opportunity to become a benchmark institution for the 21st Century.  Its goals include graduating students who are truly practice-ready and diversifying one of the nation’s least diverse professions. For more information, please visit www.azsummitlaw.edu.

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Keisha Boyd
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boydk@cookman.edu
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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.