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The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

The University of Arizona College of Law, the first law school in Arizona and one of the first established in the West, was founded in 1915. In 1999, the College was renamed the James E. Rogers College of Law, in honor of the generous support of James E. Rogers, prominent attorney, businessman, educational leader and philanthropist, who graduated from the College of Law in 1962. During the College's one-hundred-year plus history, many of our country's most distinguished judges and lawyers have pursued their legal educations at the College of Law. In addition, our graduates hold positions of leadership in the legal, corporate, and political arenas throughout the U.S. and internationally. The College is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1931. The College is one of 80 law schools nationwide to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif, the prestigious national law academic honor society.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 407
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 156 - 163
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 3.25 - 3.72
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 85.15%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 95.0%
In State Tuition $24,500
Out of State Tuition $29,000

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Overview

About The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

The University of Arizona College of Law, the first law school in Arizona and one of the first established in the West, was founded in 1915. In 1999, the College was renamed the James E. Rogers College of Law, in honor of the generous support of James E. Rogers, prominent attorney, businessman, educational leader and philanthropist, who graduated from the College of Law in 1962. During the College's one-hundred-year plus history, many of our country's most distinguished judges and lawyers have pursued their legal educations at the College of Law. In addition, our graduates hold positions of leadership in the legal, corporate, and political arenas throughout the U.S. and internationally. The College is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1931. The College is one of 80 law schools nationwide to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif, the prestigious national law academic honor society.

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The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law offers “small class sizes”; “a very friendly, welcoming environment”; and “a price tag that lets students pursue careers in public service and nonprofit organizations” without racking up a gargantuan debt. Opportunities to gain practical experience are plentiful. The “strong” judicial externship program “can accommodate students interested in everything from bankruptcy court to superior court to district court.” Clinics offer “hands-on experience” in eight areas includ­ing immigration, child advocacy, and indigenous peoples’ law. “This school is the most student-focused academic institution I have ever attended,” says a happy 3L. Faculty members “truly care about their students” and “are available constantly.” In the classroom, professors “make every effort to make the classes interest­ing and enjoyable,” and “The small-section format during first year allows students to build a relationship with at least one professor.” “They encourage discussion before and after class and are more than willing to provide letters of recommendation and reference.” “They are approachable, friendly, and most even greet you by name as they pass you in the lobby or going to and from class.” “Most are around campus all day and not just available during their office hours.” “I e-mailed my property professor on a Sunday at roughly 10:30 p.m., with a pretty lengthy question,” describes a 2L. “The question was answered at length by 10:45 p.m.” “The administration is great too,” enthuses a 1L. “Everyone is very helpful and interested in you getting a good education.” “The quality of instruction is outstanding, and the responsiveness of the faculty and staff are remark­able. I am so very happy that I ended up at the U of A,” sums up one pleased student.Some students tell us that the “very helpful” Career and Professional Development Office at the U of A is “active in helping students connect with amazing internship and job opportunities in both the public sector and in law firms” in Arizona, California, and other Western states. If a student “is clear about where she wants to live or what she wants to do, the Career Office will give that student personal attention to strategize a plan to get there,” although some complain that “they don’t care what job you get, as long as you get one somewhere.” Facilities on campus are impressive. “The new building is gorgeous, especially the library. Tons of technology and connectivity. Little things like plugs at every desk and the latest projectors for classrooms make a big difference.” Another student concurs, “The classrooms are brand-new and state-of-the-art—in my Family Law Class last semester we were able to video conference with a teacher in Canada to talk about divorce law without any extraneous equipment. Everything we needed to videochat was in the classroom!”

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 147

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Graduates Last Year: 10

Description: An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD-PhD in Phil., Psyc. or Econ. (6 years.); JD/MBA(3 years, 4 years.); JD/MPA (4 years.); JD/MA in American Indian Studies (4 years.); JD/MA in Econ. (4 years.); JD/MA in Women's Studies (4 years); JD/MA in Latin American Studies (4 years); JD/MMF Management Finance

Specialty Law Programs

  • Commercial
  • Constitutional
  • Corporation Securities
  • Criminal
  • Environmental
  • Human Rights
  • International
  • Legal History
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Property
  • Taxation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Civil Procedure

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 84
Full-Time Faculty 34
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 10
Part-Time Faculty 40
Faculty Gender 57% Male
42% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 10 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 57% Male
42% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 63%
Multi-racial 2%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Ethnicity Unknown 14%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $24,500 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,864 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $33,364 $24,500

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $29,000 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,864 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $37,864 $29,000

Financial Aid

82% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$18,000 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: May 15

Average Age Admitted: 26

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law's entering class of 2016 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 156 - 163
LSAT Total 156 - 163

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law's entering class of 2016 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 3.25 - 3.72
Total 3.25 - 3.72

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA

Important: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay

Optional: Academic GPA, Work Experience, Interview, Extracurricular Activities

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 72%
First Time Pass Rate 85%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 76%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 175
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 95%
Average Starting Salary $70,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 25 20%
Firm Sized 11-25 6 5%
Firm Sized 26-50 4 5%
Firm Sized 101-250 3 2%
Firm Sized 251-500 2 2%
Firm Sized 501+ 13 10%
Business Industry 17 14%
Government 12 10%
Public Interest 13 10%
Federal Clerkship 4 3%
State Clerkship 20 16%
Academia 1 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 2 1%
Unemployed, Seeking 16 11%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 3%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
AZ 72%
CA 5%
NY 3%
International 2%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law include:

  • Morris K. Udall - Former Congressman
  • Stewart Udall - Former Congressman & Sec'y of Interior
  • Dennis DeConcini - Former Senator
  • Stanley Feldman - Az Supreme Court Justice
  • John Kyl - U.S. Senator

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