4041 N. CENTRAL AVE., STE 100


Telephone: 602-682-6838




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




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 State University (M.Ed., 1975); Washburn University of Topeka (J.D., 1978); Tasmania University (Ph.D. Law, Med Studies, 1993). Email: eclark @


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 @


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 @


DANIEL J. DYE, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, 1972; admitted to bar, 2003, Arizona. Education: Florida Agriculture &Mechanical University (B.S., Economics, 1977); University of 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 @


MITCHELL W. FLEISCHMANN, (Law Professor), born New York, 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 @


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 @


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 @


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 @


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


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 @


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


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


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 @


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


CLAUDINE PEASE-WINGENTER, (Law Professor), born San Antonio, 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 @


MARYANN PIERCE, (Law Professor), born Lansing, Michigan, 1955; admitted to bar, 1988, Michigan. Education: Western Michigan University (B.A., 1984); Thomas Cooley Law 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 @


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 @


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 @


DENNIS J. SHIELDS, (Law Professor), born Iowa, 1955; admitted to bar, 1984, Iowa. Education: Graceland College (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 @


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 @


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


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


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); Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2007). COURSES: Professional Responsibility, Torts. Email: kswisher @


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


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 @


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


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); University of Phoenix (MAED, 2004). COURSES:Property Law, Externship, Distance Learning. Email:myarnell @