PHOENIX SCHOOL OF LAW

PHOENIX SCHOOL OF LAW

4041 N. CENTRAL AVE., STE 100

PHOENIX, ARIZONA85012-3330

Telephone: 602-682-6838

URL: http://www.phoenixlaw.edu

 

History

Phoenix School of Law was founded in 2004 as a dual-division law school and a member of InfiLaw Holding, LLC, a consortium of independent law schools.

 

PhoenixLaw is the state‚??s only law school offering both full and part-time programs, and the only law school allowing students to earn a J.D. by attending classes only in the evenings. The school received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association (ABA) in June 2007, making graduates eligible to sit for the bar exam in all 50 U.S. jurisdictions.

 

The school, which initially had 27 charter students, now boasts a student body of more than 350 with an expected total enrollment for Fall 2008 of 350-400. The school‚??s growth is driven by its three primary mission pillars: to help produce more practice-ready lawyers, create a student-centered culture, and serve underserved communities.

 

The PhoenixLaw faculty is composed of persons with significant law practice, judicial experience, and/or legal education backgrounds who have a shared commitment to the institution‚??s focus on both theoretical and practical education of its students.

 

On May 20, 2008, 34 law students (including 11 charter students) received law degrees at PhoenixLaw‚??s inaugural graduation.

 

Dean and Professor of Law: Dennis J. Shields (602) 682-6814

Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs & Assoc. Prof. of Law:

Ann E. Woodley (602) 682-6831

Dean of Admissions: BarbaraKaye Miller (602) 682-6819

Assistant Dean for Student Academic Outcomes:

Karol L. Schmidt (602) 682-6840

Dean of Administration: Alicia Togno (602) 682-6851

 

FULL TIME FACULTY

 

EDWARD EUGENE CLARK, (Law Professor), born Wichita, Kansas, April 15, 1948; admitted to bar, 1978, Kansas. Education: St. Mary‚??s College, Herbert, Australia (B.A., 1971); Wichita StateUniversity (M.Ed., 1975); Washburn University of Topeka (J.D., 1978); TasmaniaUniversity (Ph.D. Law, Med Studies, 1993). Email: eclark @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

DAVE COLE, (Law Professor), born Denver, Colorado, 1951; admitted to bar, 1976, Arizona. Education: University of Arizona (B.A., 1973; J.D., 1976). COURSES:Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Torts. Email:dcole @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

MCKAY CUNNINGHAM, (Law Professor), born Honolulu, Hawaii, 1974; admitted to bar, 2001, Texas. Education: Baylor University (B.A.); Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 2000). COURSES:Property, Appellate Advocacy & Legal Writing. Email: mcunningham @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

DANIEL J. DYE, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, 1972; admitted to bar, 2003, Arizona. Education: Florida Agriculture&Mechanical University (B.S., Economics, 1977); Universityof Kansas (J.D., 2003). COURSES:Introduction to Legal Writing, Lawyering Process I, Lawyering Process II, Lawyering Process III, Torts I, Torts II, Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II. Email:ddye @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

MITCHELL W. FLEISCHMANN, (Law Professor), born NewYork, 1976; admitted to bar, 2001, Arizona. Education: University of Arizona (B.S.P.A., 1998; J.D., 2001). COURSES: Lawyering Process, Legal Research & Writing. Email: mfleischmann @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

BRIGHAM A. FORDHAM, (Law Professor), born Salt Lake City, Utah, 1971; admitted to bar, 2001, California. Education: University of Utah (B.A., English, 1996); University of California Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2001). COURSES: Intellectual Property, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Torts. Email: bfordham @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

STEPHEN A. GERST, (Law Professor), born Phoenix, Arizona, April 1942; admitted to bar, 1966, Arizona. Education: University of Arizona (B.A., 1964; LL.B./J.D., 1966). COURSES:Contracts, Criminal Law. Email:sgerst @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

PLACIDO GOMEZ, (Law Professor), born Brooklyn, New York, 1951; admitted to bar, 1985, New Mexico; 1996, Colorado. Education: Adams State College (B.A., 1975; M.A., 1976); University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 1985); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1988). COURSES: Evidence, Property, Criminal Procedure, Corporations. Email:pgomez @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

STEVEN GONZALES, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan; admitted to bar, 1980, Michigan; 1990, Colorado; 1992, Arizona. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1974); WayneState University (J.D., 1978). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Property, Federal Indian Law, Civil Procedure. Email:sgonzales @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

MARY DOLORES GUERRA, (Law Professor), born Phoenix, Arizona, 1961; admitted to bar, 2000, Arizona. Education: Phoenix College (A.A., 1993); Arizona State University (B.A., Political Science, 1996); University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 2000). COURSES: Business Associations, Commercial Law. Email: mguerra @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

MAUREEN KANE, (Law Professor), born New York; admitted to bar, 1994, Arizona. Education: Arizona State University (B.A., Art Education); Arizona State UniversityCollege of Law (J.D.). COURSES: Lawyering Process I & II. Email: mkane @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

DIANA LOPEZ-JONES, (Law Professor), born Iowa, 1965; admitted to bar, 1995, Arizona. Education: Yale College (B.A., English Languages & Literature); Arizona State UniversityCollege of Law (J.D.). COURSES:Lawyering Process I & II. Email: dljones @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

LORI R. MILLER, (Law Professor), born California, 1959; admitted to bar, 1987, Arizona. Education: Stanford (B.A., Human Biology); Arizona State University College of Law (J.D.); New York University (LL.M.). COURSES: Lawyering Process I & II. Email:lmiller @ phoenix.edu

 

MICHAEL O‚?? CONNOR, (Law Professor), born New York City, NewYork, 1958; admitted to bar, 1990, Alabama; 1996, California. Education: Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1987); YaleLaw School (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Terrorism. Email:moconnor @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

CLAUDINE PEASE-WINGENTER, (Law Professor), born SanAntonio, Texas, 1969; admitted to bar, 2000, Texas. Education: University of Texas (B.A., French, Spanish, 1992); University of Houston (J.D., 2000; LL.M., 2008). COURSES: Tax Law, Criminal Law. Email:cpwingenter @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

MARYANN PIERCE, (Law Professor), born Lansing, Michigan, 1955; admitted to bar, 1988, Michigan. Education: Western Michigan University (B.A., 1984); Thomas CooleyLaw School (J.D., 1988). COURSES:Contracts I, Contracts II, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Law Office Management, Business Law, Nonprofit Organizations Clinic, Rental Housing Clinic, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Small Business & Nonprofit Clinic. Email:mpierce @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

CELIA RUMANN, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, 1962; admitted to bar, 1991, California; 1994, Arizona. Education: Arizona State University (B.A.); University of San Diego (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Human Rights, Indian Law, Trial Advocacy. Email:crumann @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

VICTORIA S. SALZMANN, (Law Professor), born Laredo, Texas, 1972; admitted to bar, 2001, Texas. Education: Baylor University (B.S., 1994; M.S., 1996; J.D., 1999). COURSES: Torts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure. Email: vsalzmann @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

DENNIS J. SHIELDS, (Law Professor), born Iowa, 1955; admitted to bar, 1984, Iowa. Education: GracelandCollege (B.A., Business Administration, 1977); University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 1982); Harvard Graduate School of Education (Management Development Program, 1988). Email:dshields @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

SHANDREA SOLOMON, (Law Professor), born 1971; admitted to bar, 1994, Louisiana. Education: Southern University and A&M College (B.A., English, 1991); Loyola University New Orleans (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Contracts II, Criminal Procedure, Professional Responsibility. Email:ssolomon @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

GLENYS SPENCE, (Law Professor), born St. Vincent, West Indies; admitted to bar, 2004, New Jersey. Education: University of Denver (B.A., 2003); Universityof Pittsburgh (J.D., 2004). COURSES: Legal Writing, Lawyering Process. Email: gspence @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

JENNIFER SPRENG, (Law Professor), born Sewickley, Pennsylvania, 1968; admitted to bar, 1996, Missouri; 1997, Kentucky. Education: Washington & Lee University (B.A., American History, 1990); SaintLouis University (J.D., 1995). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy, Consumer Law. Email: jspreng @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

KEITH SWISHER, (Law Professor), born Phoenix, Arizona; admitted to bar, 2004, Arizona. Education: Arizona State University (B.S., 2001); Sandra Day O‚??Connor School of Law, Arizona State University (J.D., 2004); HarvardLaw School (LL.M., 2007). COURSES: Professional Responsibility, Torts. Email: kswisher @ phoenixlaw.com

 

JALAE ULICKI, (Law Professor), born Alma, Michigan, 1951; admitted to bar, 1990, Michigan. Education: Central Michigan University (B.S., 1986); Thomas M.Cooley LawSchool (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Property, Real Estate Transactions, Remedies, Contracts, Trusts & Estates. Email:julicki @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

PENNY L. WILLRICH, (Law Professor), born Dallas, Texas, 1954; admitted to bar, 1983, Texas; 1988, Arizona. Education: University of Texas-Arlington (B.A., Political Science, 1973; B.A., History 1976); Antioch School of Law (J.D., 1982); Springfield College (M.S., Human Services-Community Psychology, 2001); Cappella University (Ph.D. Candidate, Human Services-Criminology, 2009). COURSES: Lawyering Process I & II, Contracts, Civil Procedure I, Evidence, Family Law. Email: pwillrich @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

ANN E. WOODLEY, (Law Professor), born Greenville, SouthCarolina; admitted to bar, 1981, Arizona; 1983, District of Columbia; 1991, Ohio; 1992, California. Education: University of Arizona (B.A., 1978); Arizona State UniversityCollege of Law (J.D., 1981). COURSES:Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, Interviewing and Counseling, Pre-trial Advocacy, Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, ADR. Email: awoodley @ phoenixlaw.edu

 

MICHAEL YARNELL, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, 1944; admitted to bar, 1971, Arizona. Education: Arizona State University (B.S., 1967); University of Illinois (J.D., 1971); Universityof Phoenix (MAED, 2004). COURSES:Property Law, Externship, Distance Learning. Email:myarnell @ phoenixlaw.edu