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Phoenix, AZ, United States, 2011/05/17 - Phoenix School of Law leads Arizona law schools in bar passage, and graduates student who scored the highest from all state schools - PhoenixLaw.edu.
The Phoenix School of Law is celebrating the achievements of Arizona’s newest lawyers! PhoenixLaw’s first-time Bar exam writers scored an 82.1% passage rate, compared to the State’s average of 75.7%.
“PhoenixLaw is very proud of the bar passage rate our graduates have achieved,” said Shirley L. Mays, Dean of Phoenix School of Law. “It is a testament to the hard work of our law school community: our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Coupled with our number one job placement rate and our move to our new downtown location, PhoenixLaw continues to provide great value to our students.”
The Arizona law school graduate who scored the highest on this year’s exam was Phoenix School of Law’s James Plitz, originally from North Plainfield, New Jersey.
Repeat Bar exam writers scored over 5% higher than the State’s average. Combining first-time and repeat writers, PhoenixLaw graduates scored almost 7% higher than the State’s average. Twenty-nine PhoenixLaw graduates are on their way to taking The Oath of Admission to the Arizona Bar:
Marisol Angulo; Jonathan Brown; Carrie S. Canizales; Jason Ceola; Daniel Christian; Justin Cooley; Ryan Cummings; Josh Henry Daugard; Brittney C. Fisher; Clifford L. Frisbie; Tracy Gordon; Scott Griffiths; David J. Hintze; Scott R. Jacko; Amber Ann Jacobs; Natalie Jones; Selena Knapp; Katherine Elaine Kraus; Matthew D. Liszewski; David Palmer; Kolu F. Paye; James Plitz; Kristen Laheya Sharifi; Chet L. Snider; Kimberly Ann Staley; Maureen Stansberry; Christine Trueblood; Scott Uthe; Kellen G. Wilkinson.
PhoenixLaw offers a comprehensive Bar strategies course to all graduating students that introduces them to the Bar review and exam process. This course builds upon the factual analysis, legal analysis and reasoning, and effective communication taught across the curriculum to enhance a student’s ability to prepare for the bar exam. The course emphasizes development and application of effective strategies and skills to create an individualized bar study plan, completion of practice essay and multiple choice exams, and feedback. Students who complete the PhoenixLaw course are able to:
• Develop a greater understanding of the bar review and exam process;
• Create, enhance, and practice strategies and skills in memorization, self assessment, and self efficacy;
• Formulate individual plans to manage attitude, stress and study time;
• Improve abilities in factual analysis, legal reasoning and analysis, and effective communication.
About Phoenix School of Law
Phoenix School of Law (phoenixlaw.edu) is Arizona’s only law school offering full-time, part-time day, and part-time evening programs. The School received full approval from the American Bar Association in June 2010. PhoenixLaw’s mission pillars are to provide student outcome-centered education, produce practice ready graduates, and serve the underserved. For more information about PhoenixLaw, visit the website or call 602-682-6800.