Arizona Summit Loses Accreditation

The ABA Council has withdrawn approval for Arizona Summit Law School, according to this letter posted on the ABA Section of Legal Education News page.  Arizona Summit had been placed on probation last March but was apparently unable to convince the ABA that it reliable plans in place to remedy its many deficiencies.  Arizona Summit had the worst bar pass rate in the country and has had among the lowest admissions standards in the country for several years.  The school was also having serious financial difficulties.  Arizona Summit has been directed to file a teach-out plan within 10 business days.  Although Arizona Summit has the right to appeal the decision to an appeals panel of the Council (and no doubt will challenge this decision as part of its ongoing litigation with the ABA), if the decision holds up, that will leave Florida Coastal as the last of the three InfiLaw schools in operation, following the closure of Charlotte Law School last…

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