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Transfer Students



The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law By-laws, Section 2-101 (b) provides in pertinent part that “a transfer student qualifies as a degree candidate and is eligible to receive a degree form the College upon successful completion of the graduation requirements ...”

 

Satisfaction of Graduation Requirements:

 

 

*Note that currently all students must complete a minimum 37 graded College of Law units after their first year of law study and accumulate a total of 88 units in order to graduate.  Please note that when courses are graded by letter, there is no Pass/Fail option for J.D. students.

 

 

RECOMMENDED CORE COURSES

Subject  Units
Business Organizations (Law 616) 3
Estates & Trusts (Law 619) 3
Constitutional Law II (Law 615) 4
UCC Secured Transactions (633c) 3
Income Taxation (Law 646) 3 or 5
Criminal Law (Law 650) 2 or 3
Advanced Legal Writing and Intro. to Appellate Advocacy(Law 653a) 3*

 

Transcripts for students transferring into the College of Law are evaluated by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.  Credit is awarded for courses previously taken at the law school of origin.  However, the units awarded will not exceed the units a student would have received, had the units been taken at this College of Law.  Additionally, any units previously taken will transfer in as Pass/Fail units. 

Finally, students transferring in, must fulfill the same requirement of 37 graded units after completion of the first-year curriculum.

Class rank for transfer students will be based on the rank achieved at this College of Law.  Class ranks, as with class ranks for all second and third year classes, will be determined at the end of each semester.

 

Order of the Coif. The College of Law is a member of this prestigious national order.  The faculty of the College of Law, in its discretion, awards this honor to third-year students who are within the top 10% of the graduating class and who have completed at least 75% of their law studies in graded College of Law units.  A student admitted as a transfer student at the College of Law is eligible for consideration to membership in the Order of the Coif.  However, such transfer students must meet two specific requirements:

 

1.  A transfer student must take, in his or her second and third years here, at least 75% of his or her course units in graded courses.

 

2. A transfer student's class ranking here, based on his or her GPA for the second and third years, will be compared with the University of Arizona  College of Law  students' class ranking, based on those students' GPA's for their second and third years here.  Only if a transfer student is in the top 10% of the class, based on this computation, is that student eligible for Coif membership.

 

Law Review/Journal. There is no automatic acceptance to the Arizona Law Review of the Journal of International and Comparative Law for transfer students.  Rather, transfer students must check with the editors of these publications for rules of acceptance.

Any questions regarding application of these policies should be referred to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

 

Updated: 06/05/2012