Lawsuit: Infilaw Paying Law Grads To Put Off Bar Exam

, The National Law Journal

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A former assistant director of financial aid at Arizona Summit Law School has sued the school, alleging it unlawfully fired her in 2013 after she refused to submit false state tax documents and complained of misleading information about student success.

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  • Successful and Proud Arizona Summit Law School Alumni

    I believe it is important to set the record straight. First let me say this, Arizona Summit Law School did not pay law grads to put off sitting thier bar exams. The school has a program titled, "UP," that is geared towards assisting students with a low probability of passing the bar. The $5000 is a stipend, given to law grads, who are often times unable to work during bar prep. Yes, our school has its fault, however, let‘s not stop at the bad. The bar sitter with the highest score on the July 2014 Arizona bar exam attended Arizona Summit Law School. On the February 2015 exam the bar sitter with the second highest score, also attended Arizona Summit. I also attended Arizona Summit Law, and did very well on my bar exam. Our school may not be perfect but it has and continues to produce talented lawyers. If you look far enough into any organization, including yours, you will find dirt. Instead of constantly reporting the negative aspects, why not focus on some of the positive attributes. I understand that positive news does not increase ratings but I ask you to at least be fair in your reporting. P.S. Please excuse any grammatical errors as I am reponding from a mobile device.

  • jpd

    The problem with admitting a student who has no reasonable chance of passing a bar examination is the the student probably takes student loans (possibly arranged with the assistance of the law school) and gives up at least several years of full income employment while studying only to find that he or she cannot get admitted or legal employment, and the student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

  • Dude

    Here‘s an email from the school about the July 2014 passage rate. Not encouraging stats considering the Bars overall passage rate was 80.8% :1st time sitters: = 54.4% pass rateUnlock Potential Program: = 58% pass rateRepeat sitters: = 33.3% pass rateTotal : First time and repeaters = 49.5% pass rateUltimate pass rate = 80.8%

  • MM

    This is the kind of thing that makes me very upset. Then, to add insult to injury, the school just brushes this off like its nothing!

  • Anon

    It is truly shocking what is going on at my school.

  • Joseph Crary

    Very serious charges - I would hope these allegations are not true, but if proven to be true, will have serious consequences

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