Arizona Summit Law School (Summit) is committed to making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. The school’s practice-ready curriculum is designed to equip graduates with the leadership, management and interpersonal skills that are necessary for career success. The Summit faculty seeks those candidates who are innovative, creative, dynamic and diverse. Summit is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Summit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, any of its educational programs, or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.
Faculty hiring is similar to the hiring process of employees; however, faculty must also interview with the Faculty Hiring Committee, which makes recommendations on faculty hiring.
Diversity Mission Statement
- To identify opportunities to promote diversity among Summit students, administration, faculty and staff.
- To identify challenges to diversity among Summit students, administration, faculty and staff.
- To promote programs at Summit that influence social change and social equality and promote the advancement of diversity in the legal profession.
- Summit defines diversity in the broadest sense. By this we mean not just a racially and ethnically diverse community, but also a broad range of characteristics, including but not limited to, socio-economic background, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, sexual identification, veteran status, gender, religion, gender identity, ideology and appearance. Diversity includes embracing the experiences, perspectives and expertise of other cultures. Summit strives to create a learning atmosphere and an organizational culture that admits diverse students, hires diverse administrators, faculty and staff, and also values the presence, participation and unique experiences of all.