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A central part of Arizona Summit Law School’s mission is to prepare its students to become practitioners who recognize the value of providing legal service to underserved populations and public service to the community. Pro bono service is defined as uncompensated legal work or education provided to a law-related organization or in a law-related environment when such service primarily benefits individuals or organizations that serve:

  • Indigent individuals
  • Disadvantaged minorities
  • Victims of discrimination
  • Those denied human or civil rights
  • Those who lack significant access to the legal system  

Public service is defined as uncompensated non-legal work or education provided to individuals or organizations that serve indigent, disadvantaged minorities, victims of discrimination, those denied human or civil rights or charitable organizations.


Arizona Summit Law School (Summit) students must complete at least thirty (30) hours of pro bono service and/or public service during their tenure at the school. Students may satisfy this requirement through activities that serve the purposes set forth above. Students benefit by gaining valuable, hands-on legal experience and leadership skills.


Summit faculty supervise student pro bono and public service work, ensuring thoroughness, attention to detail and the highest level of professionalism is met. By mentoring students who work on actual legal cases, faculty has the unique advantage of applying theoretical learning to real-world scenarios.


Summit offers regularly scheduled legal clinics on a variety of topics to the community at large.  For details on upcoming clinics, click here.

If you’re interested in collaborating with us on community projects and/or if you have pro bono or public service opportunities to share with our students, please contact us at 602.682.6915.