The College of Law
The College of Law at the University of Arizona is a nationally prominent law school that has developed an outstanding academic program to prepare lawyers for leadership and service throughout the State, the country and internationally. Our core values - justice, professional integrity, public leadership and community service -impact all of our programs, activities and decisions. The University of Arizona College of Law, the first law school in Arizona and one of the first established in the West, was founded in 1915. In 1999, the College was renamed the James E. Rogers College of Law, in honor of the generous support of James E. Rogers, prominent attorney, businessman, educational leader and philanthropist, who graduated from the College of Law in 1962. During the College’s almost 100-year history, many of our country's most distinguished judges and lawyers have pursued their legal educations at the College of Law. In addition, our graduates hold positions of leadership in the legal, corporate and political arenas throughout the U.S. and internationally. The College is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1931. The College is one of 80 law schools nationwide to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif, the prestigious national law academic honor society.
We are small by choice. Our size - approximately 150 students in each entering class and a total student body of about 500 - and varied curriculum permit small classes and close interaction between students and faculty. At Arizona, we are proud of both our faculty and our students. Our full-time faculty includes 36 outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations for excellence. They are the authors of major texts, write extensively in the law reviews, and participate widely in the academic and professional communities nationally and internationally. They have had exemplary academic preparation and varied and significant experiences in the law, from national public interest organizations to Wall Street to international legal development work, from large international law firms to the United States Justice Department and clerkships in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Our students bring outstanding academic backgrounds, unique work experiences, diverse cultural perspectives and great humanity to the law school experience. Our students represent over 170 different undergraduate and graduate institutions, almost 40 states and several foreign countries, and a rich array of interests and experiences.
Click here to view a video about the history of the College of Law.