How to Apply
For Fall 2015 consideration, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis from September 3, 2014 until May 15, 2015, as space permits. The deadline for priority applications is February 1, 2015.
1. Application Process
Submit application through LSAC Electronic Application Service.
- Login as a "Future LLM Student" (Note: though you will be logging in as an LLM student, your application will be processed as JD applicant.)
- Log in or establish an LSAC account. Note: You may use an existing LSAC LLM account, and do not need to create a new account if you already have an LLM account.
- Click on "My School List"
- Click on "School Search"
- Click on "Add Member Schools"
- Select "The University of Arizona James E Rogers College of Law"
- Select "Save Selections to School List"
- Select Start/Continue Application
- Select "Fall 2014-Advanced JD Application"
- Click "Apply"
- Follow the application instructions
Important note: Once you have submitted your application through LSAC, please let us know by sending an email with your LSAC account number to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can be sure that LSAC forwards your application to us.
2. Application Requirements
(All documentation/information should be submitted through LSAC.)
Official University Transcripts
All transcripts should be submitted through Law School Admissions Council's Credential Assembly Service. (Please note that LSAC charges fees for services through the Credential Assembly Service.)
The resume should summarize your education, work experience, any publications, and other relevant credentials and accomplishments.
The personal statement is both a writing sample and an opportunity to discuss your unique characteristics and personal qualities, including educational and work experiences, talents and special interests, socioeconomic background, involvement in community affairs and public service, or any events or circumstances that have helped shape your life or given it direction. It should not exceed three double-spaced pages in length.
Two or more letters of recommendation
At least one letter of recommendation should be from a faculty member at the institution awarding the first law degree. If not, please explain why this is not available in the appropriate departmental question on the application. Applicants who hold an LLM degree must submit at least one recommendation from an instructor at the institution that granted their LLM degree. The strongest recommendations are substantive and detail the applicant's analytical abilities and writing skills. It is worth making a significant effort to communicate with your recommenders regarding the need for detail.
TOEFL or IETLS Report
Proof of English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English, and who do not qualify for a waiver. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 iBT or higher is expected. Alternatively, we will accept an overall IELTS score of 7.5 score and no subsection less than 7.0.
*Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that bar admission in all U.S. states involves consideration of a bar applicant's character and moral fitness for the practice of law. Applicants should acquaint themselves with the bar admission requirements of the states in which they intend to practice. A link to the websites of the various state bars can be found here: Bar Associations.