This list provides links to brief descriptions of courses that have been recently or are frequently offered. To select a course description, click on the appropriate link below. More detailed course descriptions may be found by referring to the Academic Schedules.
First Year Courses
As is the case in most law schools, the first year of law study at The University of Arizona includes the study of foundational areas of law upon which later study is built and entirely prescribed. The heart of a student's first year at the College of Law is the Small Section Program. In the first semester of the first year, each student is assigned to a Small Section (approximately 30 students), typically in one of three substantive first year courses: Contracts, Torts or Civil Procedure. Other classes are formed by combining two or more small sections. The required first-year courses are:
|606||Constitutional Law I|
|601A||Introduction to Legal and Civil Procedure|
|603Q||Introduction to Legal Research|
|603P||Legal Process, Analysis, and Writing|
|629||The Regulatory State|
Required Second or Third Year Courses
After completion of the first year, the remaining curriculum is almost entirely elective, with only four specific course requirements: Evidence, a Legal Profession course, a professional skills course, and the completion of the Substantial Paper Requirement.
|696n||Substantial Paper Seminar (Advanced Legal Writing Seminar)|
Second and Third Year Elective Courses
The remainder of the curriculum is wholly elective. Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of course offerings in a variety of subject matter areas. Elective offerings change from year to year depending on a variety of factors including developments in the law, society, and the legal profession, as well as changes in the composition of the faculty and visiting faculty.
Updated: Thu Sep 01 2011