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Sat Mar 28 2015 12:17:00 Programs & Centers - Updated - 04/14/2010
International Trade and Business Law (LL.M. and SJD)In addition to the outstanding Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, the College of Law offers a graduate law program. The International Trade and Business Law Program, offered in coordination with the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, began enrolling students in the Fall of 1994. The LL.M. program provides candidates with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to understand current developments in the areas of international trade and commercial law, particularly with regard to Western Hemisphere free trade and economic integration. The SJD program is typically a three-year degree program, with the first year requiring full-time, in-residence coursework at the University of Arizona, followed by up to two years to complete and defend the dissertation. Click here for more information.

Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy ProgramThe University of Arizona is widely recognized as one of the world's leading academic centers of learning for the study of indigenous peoples' cultures, histories, languages, laws, and human rights. The Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona has played a major part in developing this leadership role over the past two decades. By using the strengths of the University of Arizona in the field of indigenous peoples studies, and working closely with indigenous peoples, their leaders and their communities, the Rogers College of Law has developed a nationally acclaimed interdisciplinary LLM Program in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy, designed to prepare lawyers to meet the unique and difficult set of challenges and problems confronting international and domestic law reform and policymaking in the field of indigenous peoples' rights in the 21st Century. Click here for more information.

Environmental Law, Science, and Policy program The Environmental Law, Science, and Policy program offers students and scholars the chance to learn, study, and share this important work. An internationally known faculty and with a diverse student body drawn from the top tier of the national applicant pool constitute one of the more robust and innovative environment and science law programs in the country. Drawing on the strengths of the University of Arizona, a world-class research institution, Arizona Law is uniquely situated to train lawyers and leaders. Click here to visit the ELSP website.

Program in Criminal Law and PolicyThe Rogers College of Law offers an extensive criminal law program that includes a range of classroom and courtroom opportunities. The curriculum includes a variety of courses, from basic introductory classes to specialized seminars in particular fields of practice. These classes are taught by legal scholars who are members of the full timefaculty as well as distinguished practitioners. Students interested in advanced research and writing in the area of criminal law can arrange independent studies with members of the faculty. Click here for more information.

Legal Writing ProgramLegal analysis and persuasion are at the heart of every lawyer’s work. Whether writing motions, drafting contracts, or arguing before an appellate court, attorneys’ communication skills are crucial.  At the James E. Rogers College of Law, our dedication to students’ mastery of legal problem-solving begins at Orientation and continues through the third year of school. The Legal Writing Program is fundamental to that effort, offering first-year and upper-level instruction and practice under the guidance of distinguished practitioners and full-time faculty, with intensive individualized attention at all levels. For more information about the Legal Writing Program click here.

The Program on Economics, Law, and the EnvironmentThe Program on Economics, Law, and the Environment (ELE) is a new research and education collaboration between the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the James Rogers College of Law. The ELE program includes a large group of faculty affiliates with strong research records in the area of environmental and resource questions. The ELE program is the only organization to explicitly merge the disciplines of economics and law into the study of the environment and natural resources. ELE is supported by the College of Law, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Cardon Endowment for Agricultural and Resource Economics. Click here for more information.

Intellectual Property LawRecognizing that intellectual property is playing an increasingly important role in domestic and international commerce and in cultural and economic life, the James E. Rogers College of Law offers a vibrant and expanding curriculum in this field of law. Our program provides a strong foundation in intellectual property law, with core courses in Copyright, Patents, and Trademarks & Unfair Competition. The College builds on this foundation with more specialist options in areas such as International Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Management, and Human Rights and Intellectual Property. (Not all of the optional courses and seminars are offered every year.) With a growing number classes and seminars in this field, the Rogers College of Law offers students the opportunity to tailor their programs to suit their interests and career aspirations.  Click here for information about IP Courses. Click here for information about other enrichment activities in the IP Program.

The Business Law Program The Business Law Program ("BLP") prepares students for today's complex business law practice, whether as litigators or deal lawyers. The program integrates a broad range of subjects, including corporate, commercial, tax, antitrust, and intellectual property law, as well as finance and economics. BLP faculty mentor students in the program as they prepare for careers in business law.

BLP students have the opportunity to participate in innovative collaborations between the Rogers College of Law and the Eller College of Management, organized through the Business/Law Exchange.   This part of the program brings together entrepreneurs, practicing lawyers, legal scholars, scientists, educators, tech transfer leaders and others so that law and business students can develop a unique and highly competitive skill set. Visit the BLP website for more information.

Rogers Program on Law in Society The Rogers Program on Law in Society, promotes cross-disciplinary research, teaching and discussion at the University of Arizona.  Established in 2001, it partners the Rogers College of Law with four university departments – Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology.  The Program develops and supports courses taught at the law college, presents a lively colloquia series, awards faculty research grants, and sponsors the Global Society & Justice Workshop. Click here for more information.

The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government was established in 2006 at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law to honor the legacy of the sixteenth Chief Justice. The Center is non-partisan, dedicated to encouraging scholarship and dialog about, and public understanding of, three areas that were integral to Chief Justice Rehnquist's jurisprudence: the separation of powers among the three branches of the federal government, the balance of powers between the federal and state governments and among sovereigns more generally, and judicial independence.

The Center's activities will focus on three programs. First, in order to encourage scholarship and dialogue about federalism, separation of powers, and judicial independence, the Center will sponsor a visiting scholars program, law student fellows, an annual lecture, and periodic seminars and conferences. Second, the Center will organize and participate in international judicial exchanges involving U.S. and foreign judges and lawyers. This effort will be organized under the Sandra Day O'Connor International Judicial Exchange Program. Third, we will develop a public outreach and education program relating to the three themes outlined above.

For more information about the William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government please visit our website at

Rogers College of Law Exchange Program Second and third year JD candidates at the Rogers College of Law are eligible for one-semester visits under three separate exchange programs, the North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE); University of Puerto Rico Law School; and the University of Lyon (Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3). Our NACLE Canadian partners are: Dalhousie (Halifax), McGill (Montreal), Ottawa (Ottawa) or the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). Click here for more information.

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