University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

1201 E. Speedway

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States


School Website
law.arizona.edu

Arizona (UA Law) - Full Profile

The University

The University of Arizona (UA) is one of the premier public universities in the United States. With nearly 40,000 students and more than 200 academic programs, the University of Arizona is a premier, public research university. The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks the UA 19th in research and development expenditures among public universities and colleges, and 30th among public and private universities and colleges in the U.S.

The NSF also ranks the UA No. 3 in physical sciences research. U.S. News & World Report ranks the UA among America's Best Colleges, and the Princeton Review lists the UA as one of "The Best Western Colleges." The UA ranks No. 50 in the world and No. 37 nationally according to the Center for University World Rankings. The UA is one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright Scholars.

The Law School

With a century behind us, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law--Arizona Law--is known for intensive, individualized teaching, small class sizes, and a close-knit community of about 450 students. Approximately 30% of our students are from outside the U.S. This diversity provides you with opportunities to meet people from many cultures and gain a greater awareness of other legal systems, while building a network of contacts from around the world. You'll build enduring relationships with your classmates and our alumni, all in an environment that challenges you to extend your reach--even beyond your comfort zone--to follow your passion, and blaze your own trail.

At Arizona Law you'll learn from professors who literally "wrote the book" in their fields, and, because of a low student faculty ratio of 10-1, you'll have unparalleled opportunities to know your professors and work closely alongside them. Among the law faculty, 23 hold chairs or professorships, 14 have been elected to the prestigious American Law Institute, three have been named Regents' Professors, the most distinguished faculty level at the University of Arizona, and one has been nominated for the Nobel Prize. Arizona Law faculty have distinctive strengths in both U.S. and international business law, international trade, intellectual property, environmental law, and trial advocacy.

As an Arizona Law student, you'll receive a comprehensive and rigorous legal education at a very reasonable tuition rate, allowing you to complete your program with less debt and have more options when you graduate.

If you're looking for an unmatched individualized education at a first-tier American law school, and if you're looking for exceptional value in your legal education, you should choose Arizona Law.

The Program

Arizona Law offers several programs for those seeking an advanced law degree.

2-year JD for Non-US Lawyers
Arizona Law is one of the few American law schools to provide those with non-U.S. legal training the opportunity to earn a JD (Juris Doctor) in only two years--or even 1.5 years if you already have an LLM from an ABA-accredited law school.

JD students in the advanced placement program receive the same JD degree as the students in the traditional three-year JD program, but in less time and at a reduced tuition. A JD offers many advantages over an LLM, including access to the bar exam in all 50 U.S. states, a far better understanding of American legal principles and processes, more extensive legal research and writing training than is possible in the typical one-year LLM program, providing you with superior knowledge of legal English writing and research techniques, and enhanced employment opportunities.

LLM: International Economic Law & Policy
The Master of Laws in International Economic Law & Policy (IELP LLM) offered by Arizona Law, in cooperation with the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, is a one-year, full-time course of study designed primarily for lawyers trained outside the U.S. that provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to understand current developments in the areas of international trade and commercial law.

IELP LLM candidates at Arizona Law complete a minimum of 26 credit hours for the degree. Foreign students also complete a two-unit Introduction to American Law and a special course devoted to U.S. research and writing techniques. Most of the curriculum consists of "core" courses in International Trade and Business Law, International Commercial Law, and instruction in related areas such as Investment Law, European Union Law, Commercial (UCC) Law, Corporate Law, Administrative Law, Antitrust Law, Securities Law, and/or Domestic and International Environmental Law.

Alumni and current IELP LLM students represent a diverse group of cultures and languages, including more than 40 countries and 15 languages.

LLM: Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program LLM
The Master of Laws in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP LLM) is an intensive one-year course specializing in Indian and Indigenous peoples law. This LLM program provides both academic and practical training in all three areas of the field--international law relating to Indigenous peoples, Federal Indian Law, and Tribal Law. You may choose to pursue a general course of study or one of three concentrations: Critical Race Theory/Practice, Cultural Resources, or Human Rights. IPLP LLM candidates complete 24 credit hours of course work (two semesters, full time).

LLM: General Studies
The Master of Laws in General Studies (General LLM) offered by Arizona Law is a one-year, full-time course of study. It is distinctive in its flexibility and breadth of offerings. Students design their own curriculum in keeping with their specific goals and interests, choosing from Arizona Law's extensive course offering.

Please contact us at [email protected] if we can help you determine which degree program is best for you.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the 2-year JD for Non-US Lawyers and LLM programs must possess, or be pursuing, an undergraduate or graduate law degree from an ABA-approved law school in the United States or a non-US law school approved by the government or other accrediting authority in the nation in which it is located. However, candidates do not have to be a member of the bar in the nation in which they received or are pursuing a law degree in order to qualify.

2-year JD for Non-US Lawyers
Program-specific information here

LLM:International Economic Law & Policy
Program-specific information here

LLM: Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy
Program-specific information here

LLM: General Studies
Program-specific information here

Application Procedure

Applications are accepted and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning September 1 for the following fall. The annual application deadline is March 31 for the Fall Semester, although applications may be considered on a limited basis up to July 15 (conditional on available space). International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoid delays in the immigration paperwork process.

2-year JD for Non-US Lawyers
Program-specific information here

LLM: International Economic Law & Policy
Program-specific information here

LLM: Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy
Program-specific information here

LLM: General Studies
Program-specific information here

Tuition and Fees

2-year JD for Non-US Lawyers Tuition and Fees (2015-16, regardless of residency): $26,000

LLM: IELP Tuition and Fees (2015-16, regardless of residency): $26,000

LLM: IPLP Tuition and Fees (2015-16, regardless of residency): $26,000

LLM: General Studies Tuition and Fees (2015-16, regardless of residency): $26,000

(international student fee: $200 per year additional)

Financial Aid

Our annual tuition and fees rate of $26,000 is substantially lower than non-resident tuition at other top-tier law schools and scholarships are limited. Please contact the program representative for additional information.

2-year JD for Non-US Lawyers
Email: [email protected] or Phone: +1 (520) 621-1720

LLM: International Economic Law & Policy
Email: [email protected] or Phone: +1 (520) 621-1720

LLM: Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy
Email: [email protected] or Phone: +1 (520) 621-1720

LLM: General Studies
Email: [email protected] or Phone: +1 (520) 621-1720

Location

Situated in the lush Sonoran Desert only 65 miles from Mexico and surrounded by mountains, forests, national monuments and parks, Tucson is set in a unique environment famous for mild winters, stunning sunsets, outdoor adventures, and a multicultural population that reflects the rich diversity of the Southwest.

With 350 days of sunshine annually, Tucson and surrounding Southern Arizona is an ideal place for hikers, bikers, swimmers, triathletes, tennis players, and golfers. The city is also a thriving hub of economic and commercial activity in the Greater Southwest, home to numerous medical and research centers, and a site for high technology industries, from optics to biotech.

Accommodation

The university provides apartments in La Aldea, a graduate student housing complex. Many private homes and apartments located within a few miles of the university are also available for lease; see UA Off-Campus Housing website for more information.

Student Life

With more than 30 student organizations, Arizona Law provides a wide variety of opportunities for students who wish to become involved in the law school community outside of the classroom. Additional opportunities exist on campus for international students to become involved in numerous academic and professional organizations, international student government, nationality clubs, as well as intramural sports.

Summer Program

Graduate English as a Second Language (ESL) Academic Bridge Program
The Graduate ESL Academic Bridge Program at the University of Arizona consists of sheltered English immersion undergraduate courses supported by ESL courses acting as a support or bridge. Students enroll in the Grad ESL Bridge Program through the UA Center for English as a Second Language.

Programs at Arizona (UA Law)

Full-Time

Languages
English
Intakes
August
Duration
12 months
Features
  • IELTS subsection minimum: 7.0
Languages
English
Intakes
August
Duration
12 months
Features
  • IELTS subsection minimum: 7.0
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
12 months
18,000 USD
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
12 months
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
12 months
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Part-Time

Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
24 months
Features
  • Part time students must complete studies within four years
18,000 USD
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
24 months
Features
  • Part time students must complete studies within four years
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
24 months
Features
  • Part time students must complete studies within four years
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
24 months
Features
  • Part time students must complete studies within four years
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
24 months
Features
  • Part time students must complete studies within four years
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By Research

SJD
26,000 USD
Languages
English
Duration
36 months
Concentrations
Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
International Economic Law and Policy
Features
  • Tuition reflects first year of mandatory residency
  • Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy dissertation must be completed in three years after residency year
  • International Economic Law and Policy dissertation normally lasts two years after residency but may extend to five years

Discussions About Arizona (UA Law) (19)

Accelerated JD instead of an LLM?
Jun 03 2016 02:38 AM
Llmseek
2 year JD vs LLM in US for foreign trained Lawyers
Mar 28 2016 03:29 PM
gkh_2005
German student needs advice
Jan 04 2016 12:21 AM
Mosim
Waikato Indigenous Legal issues
Sep 08 2015 09:49 AM
waka06
LLM vs. JD for Foreign Student?
Nov 15 2014 04:45 AM
jangidy0
Univ. Of Arizona(Rogers) Advanced JD..???
Feb 05 2014 10:50 AM
chenoyceil
LLM to JD, unsuccessful results NY bar.
Dec 07 2013 08:31 AM
O I A
Schools allowing LLM at other law schools transfer to JD
Apr 15 2013 12:23 PM
Brainy Smurf
LLMs can transfer to a JD without LSAT
Apr 12 2013 12:52 AM
Brent815
jd without llm
Jan 16 2013 03:03 AM
gkh_2005

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