Founded in 1915, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is one of the world’s leading law schools. We have a 100-year history of graduating successful lawyers, and now we are shaping the next century of legal education.
Like the rugged Tucson landscape that surrounds our campus, we’re built to take on challenges. We’re rooted in tradition, but not bound by convention. We value diversity of thought, background, experience, and culture in every dimension of the law school experience.
Arizona Law is the only law school where you can earn a degree at any stage of your education, from undergraduate through doctoral. We provide more access to law school—and pathways into the law—than any school in the world.
Our faculty members are internationally known for their work, whether it’s producing provocative new scholarship, influencing the practice of law, or advocating for clients in court. Much of that work sees student alongside professor, making significant contributions and growing from a true mentoring relationship.
Here, students flourish in a social and academic environment that inspires achievement without diminishing personal bonds. With more than 30 student organizations devoted to a wide range of causes and interests and a JD student body that is nearly 30 percent international (highest in the country), the Arizona Law community reflects the richness and diversity of our times. And they’re not just confined to the classroom. In 2014-15, our students provided 30,891 hours of free legal services, giving back to the community and getting a jump start on their careers.
After graduation, our alumni—a network of more than 7,200 graduates living in every state and more than 40 countries—go on to become leaders in law practice, government, public interest, and business. Whether their title is governor, CEO, judge, trial attorney, or anything else, Arizona Law alumni have made a habit of using the law to profoundly influence their communities and the profession.
All of this is against the backdrop of the University of Arizona, one of the country’s top research universities whose faculty includes members of esteemed national academies, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, and celebrated thought leaders who are changing how we see the world. The university is seventh in the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars, is home to Arizona’s only MD-granting medical school, and conducts more than $580 million of research annually.