University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law students

Program Details

JD

For 100 years, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law—Arizona Law—has graduated lawyers how have become leaders in law practice, government, public interest, and business. We are accredited by the American Bar Association and offer a rigorous and challenging curriculum with an emphasis on experiential learning and exceptional employment outcomes

Our core program is a three-year course of study towards the Juris Doctor degree (JD). You will receive intensive and individualized support in small sections for core courses and in your research and skills classes. More than 90 percent of law classes have fewer than 25 students, making your classes highly interactive and your professors readily accessible.

Like at other law schools, much of the first-year curriculum is required. In your second and third years you can select from a wide range of courses, seminars, clinics, internships and externships. With careful planning, you may also pursue a dual degree and interdisciplinary study with the vast offerings of the University of Arizona, a premier research institution and the state's only member of the esteemed Association of American Universities.

About the College

Come Here, Practice Anywhere
Learn at Arizona Law, and practice law anywhere. Our Career Development Office, staffed exclusively by former practicing attorneys, helps our graduates achieve a record of strong employment. With more than 99 percent of 1Ls engaged in legal clerkships and internships this past summer, Arizona Law has one of the highest rates of first-year summer placements in the country. For 2014, only 3.5 percent of graduates were unemployed 10 months afer graduation.

Direct Access to World-Class Faculty
See what true mentorship looks like as you study with professors who literally "wrote the book" in their fields and influence national and international policy. With a 9-to-1 student-faculty ratio, Arizona Law allows renown faculty members to be true mentors — to work with you outside of class, collaborate on projects, and help you fully understand educational opportunities and career paths. Again and again, our students cite the accessibility of faculty as one of Arizona Law's best features and their relationships with faculty as among their best experiences here.

Most Global JD Program in the Country
Nearly 30 percent of our student body hails from outside the U.S., making us the most globally diverse law school in the country. Our student body represents 32 states and 37 countries. We also offer 17 dual degree partnerships around the world, producing a regular flow of top students to Arizona Law and allowing UA students to earn law degrees abroad.

Learn by Doing
Graduate practice ready, thanks to our many hands-on learning opportunities. With access to 16 faculty-led clinics, every student who wants to participate in a clinic is able to. Student-led pro-bono clincs, legal skills competitions, and volunteer lawyer opportunities all help you translate clasroom skills to practice experience. In 2014-15, Arizona Law students provided 30,891 hours of legal services through their clinical work.

Unparalleled Expertise in What You Want to Study
In addition to a challenging core curriculum, Arizona Law boasts specialized areas of exceptional strength, including environmental law, immigration law, international law, criminal law, and intellectual property law. In each of these areas, nationally recognized faculty will engage you in projects and activities that deepen your understanding of law and practice..

The James E. Rogers College of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.