James E. Rogers College of Law

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University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
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Parent school University of Arizona
Established1915
School typePublic [1]
Dean Marc L. Miller
Location Tucson, Arizona, United States
32°14′11″N110°57′11″W / 32.2364°N 110.9530°W / 32.2364; -110.9530 Coordinates: 32°14′11″N110°57′11″W / 32.2364°N 110.9530°W / 32.2364; -110.9530
Enrollment440 [1]
Faculty139 [2]
USNWR ranking45th (2023) [3]

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is the law school at the University of Arizona located in Tucson, Arizona and was the first law school founded in the State of Arizona, opening its doors in 1915. Also known as University of Arizona College of Law, it was renamed in 1999 in honor of broadcasting executive James E. Rogers, a 1962 graduate of the school, and chairman of Sunbelt Communications Company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Contents

Each entering JD class at Arizona Law has around 150 students, with a total student body of 700 students (across all programs).

Arizona Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. It is currently ranked 46th nationally by U.S. News & World Report 's "Best Graduate Schools 2022". [1] Arizona Law is one of 81 law schools nationwide to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif.

According to Arizona's 2017 ABA-required disclosures, 84.4% of the Class of 2017 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required or JD-advantage employment nine months after graduation. [4]

Employment

According to Arizona's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 70.7% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required or JD-advantage employment nine months after graduation. [4] Arizona's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 21.8%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation. [5] As a regional school, the vast majority of Arizona graduates are employed in Arizona. [4]

ABA Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates [6]
Employment StatusPercentage
Employed – Bar Passage Required
61.2%
Employed – J.D. Advantage
15.0%
Employed – Professional Position
4.0%
Employed – Non-Professional Position
0.0%
Employed – Undeterminable
0.0%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time
1.4%
Unemployed – Start Date Deferred
0.7%
Unemployed – Not Seeking
0.0%
Unemployed – Seeking
14.3%
Employment Status Unknown
3.4%
Total of 147 Graduates

Costs

The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) for the three-year JD program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law for the 2016–2017 academic year for Arizona Residents is $46,375 and $51,875 for Non-Residents. [7] The James E. Rogers College of Law was named a Best Value Law School in 2012.

Programs and centers

In addition to the J.D. program, the school offers L.L.M. and S.J.D. degrees in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy, and International Trade and Business Law. The International Trade and Business Law program is offered in coordination with the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade. Students finishing their L.L.M. degree in either program may continue on to an S.J.D. degree after completing substantial original research in their field of study. Arizona Law also offers a two-year J.D. with Advanced Standing (J.D.A.S.), designed for students who have received their first law degree from a university outside the United States. [8] This two-year J.D. provides up to one year's worth of credits (or 29 units) for non-U.S. legal studies, effectively allowing admitted students to skip the second year of law school and go directly from completing the traditional first-year curriculum to the third year of law school.

The Programs & Centers include:

The school offers J.D. students the opportunity to earn certificates in: Criminal Law & Policy, Environmental Law, Science & Policy Program, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy and International Trade and Business Law. Arizona Law also offers concentrations in: Intellectual Property Law, International Law, and Tax Law.

For students wishing to study the law who do not want to become attorneys, the school also offers a Master of Legal Studies degree with several optional concentrations. [12]

Journals

The school is home to four student-run journals: [13]

The school also houses the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, [18] that it acquired from the University of Arkansas. [19]

Faculty

Marc L. Miller is the current dean. There are 41 full-time faculty members. As of July 2012, Arizona Law was one of five law schools ranked 33rd in law school faculties based on per capita scholarly impact. [20]

Notable alumni

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