At Arizona Law, we value diversity of thought, background, experience, and culture in our students, our staff, our faculty, and our alumni. We know that in order to educate and prepare the lawyers of tomorrow, our classrooms must reflect the society those lawyers will serve. We understand that exposure to different perspectives promotes open-mindedness and better learning. Diversity makes a positive difference in our community.
Our student organizations exemplify our commitment to embracing a community of students whose interests and affinities cover the spectrum.
The final event in the annual American Pluralism Series will be on APRIL 5, at noon (classroom TBD) Thanks to Kenney Hegland, we will show a video of law students who have served in the military, who will discuss their training and their deployments. Few Americans know as much as they ought to about our military, and thus about the students here who have served. Please join us (pizza will be served).
The Importance of Diversity in a Global Economy
The practice of law happens in the real world, but it starts in a classroom. Scholarship, personal development, and intellectual growth are enhanced by diversity in the classroom and in the community at large.
Arizona Law is committed to providing an environment that encourages thoughtfulness and open-mindedness - where students, faculty, and staff can share ideas in an atmosphere that promotes mutual respect. Our signature programs celebrate the diversity of our community. These include the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, the International Trade & Business Law Program, a new pilot project that focuses on advocacy for Veterans, our Immigration Law Clinic, and the affiliated National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade.
Tucson's history is rich with the influence of many peoples and cultures. Building on this tradition, we continue to strengthen our global ties, most recently by entering into new partnerships with law schools in India, China, Chile, Japan, and Australia. And we have long-standing ties to law schools in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and France. Our graduates practice around the country and around the world.
Proposition 107 - Frequently Asked Questions
Proposition 107 was adopted by Arizona voters on Nov. 2, 2010, as an amendment to the Arizona Constitution. The amendment provides that the "State shall not grant preferential treatment to or discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, or public contracting."