James E. Rogers College of Law is the law school at the University of Arizona located in Tucson, Arizona and was the first law school founded in the State of Arizona, opening its doors in 1915. Also known as University of Arizona College of Law, it was renamed in 1999 in honor of broadcasting executive James E. Rogers, a 1962 graduate of the school, and chairman of Sunbelt Communications Company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Each entering class at Arizona Law has approximately 150 students, with a total student body of 500 students.

Arizona Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. It is currently ranked 39th nationally by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools 2020".[1] Arizona Law is one of 81 law schools nationwide to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif.

According to Arizona's 2017 ABA-required disclosures, 84.4% of the Class of 2017 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required or JD-advantage employment nine months after graduation.[4]

14.97% Employed - Professional Position [7] The James E. Rogers College of Law was named a Best Value Law School in 2012.

Programs and centers

In addition to the J.D. program, the school offers L.L.M. and S.J.D. degrees in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy, and International Trade and Business Law. The International Trade and Business Law program is offered in coordination with the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade. Students finishing their L.L.M. degree in either program may continue on to an S.J.D. degree after completing substantial original research in their field of study. Arizona Law also offers a two-year J.D. with Advanced Standing (J.D.A.S.), designed for students who have received their first law degree from a university outside the United States.[8] This two-year J.D. provides up to one year's worth of credits (or 29 units) for non-U.S. legal studies, effectively allowing admitted students to skip the second year of law school and go directly from completing the traditional first-year curriculum to the third year of law school.

The Programs & Centers include:

The school offers J.D. students the opportunity to earn certificates in: Criminal Law & Policy,Environmental Law, Science & Policy Program, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy and International Trade and Business Law. Arizona Law also offers concentrations in: Intellectual Property Law, International Law, and Tax Law.


Marc L. Miller is the current dean. There are 41 full-time faculty members, many of which have national and international reputations for excellence. As of July 2012, Arizona Law was one of five law schools ranked 33rd in law school faculties based on per capita scholarly impact.[12][12]

Notable alumni