The James E. Rogers College of Law at University of Arizona

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Eric Eden
Application deadline December 31
Full-time program application fee $65
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The James E. Rogers College of Law at University of Arizona

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 35.8% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.54
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 161

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 35.8%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 158-163
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.24-3.76
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.54
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 161

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./Ph.D. Economics J.D./M.A. Economics
J.D./Ph.D. Philosophy J.D./M.A. Latin American Studies
J.D./Ph.D. Psychology J.D./M.A. Women’s Studies
J.D./M.B.A. J.D./M.M.F. Finance
J.D./M.P.A. J.D./MPH
J.D./M.A. American Indian Studies
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Economics, Law & Environment; Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy; Intellectual Property; Business Law; Criminal Law & Policy; International Trade & Business; Trial Advocacy; Rehnquist Center on Constitutional Structures of Government; 1L Small Section Program. Clinics in Child and Family Advocacy; Immigration; Indigenous Peoples; 9th Circuit Pro Bono. 11 Masters/PhD dual degree programs.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 124
Seminars 40
Positions available in seminars 479
Positions available in simulation courses 211
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 100
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Arizona Law Review; Arizona Journal of Intl and Comparative Law; Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy; National Moot Court and other trial and appellate teams; Law & Security Program; Community Service Board; Public Interest Law Organization; 40 student organizations; Writing competitions; Lawyer Mentoring; Canada, France, & Puerto Rico Exchange Programs.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 73
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” 31
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 320
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 166
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 100
Full-time students involved in field placements 112
Full-time students involved in law journals 118
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 37
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 133

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 9.9:1 – Low
Full- and part-time faculty 80
Full-time minority faculty 21.6%
Part-time minority faculty 14.0%
Total faculty 99
Total faculty (men) 59.6%
Total faculty (women) 40.4%
Total faculty (minorities) 17.2%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#43 Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#32 in Law Firms Rank Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score 60
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 3.7
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.24-3.76
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.54
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 158-163
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 161
Acceptance rate 35.8% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 9.9:1 – Low
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 65.4% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.4% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 93.7% – High
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar AZ
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.8%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 440

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 440

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Second-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school N/A
Female students discontinuing law school N/A

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Jeffrey A. Ratje
Financial aid phone (520) 621-7672
Financial aid application deadline December 31

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $26,089 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $41,051 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $12,018
Books $1,000
Miscellaneous expenses $9,032
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? No
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 51.1%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 19.5%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 7.5%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 2.5%
Median grant amount $14,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $10,000–$18,000
Full-time students receiving grants 80.7%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount $0
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $0–$0
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $84,093
Proportion who borrowed 89.3%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 95,806
Microform titles 11,643
Electronic titles 37,950
Other non-book titles 330
Total titles 145,739
Volumes (excluding microforms) 243,449
Volume equivalent microforms 175,469
Total volumes and volume equivalents 418,918
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 99
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 99
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 89
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 17
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 67
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 67
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 62
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 5

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 6
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 17
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 6
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 15
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 36,700
Total seats available for library users 379
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The recent renovation of the Law Commons has at its core a new Law Library with expanded computer capacity, classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, and expanded student study space for group and individual study. For information concerning the Law Library, please see: http://law.arizona.edu/library.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar AZ
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 93.7% – High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.8%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 159
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 65.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 11.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 88.7%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 65.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 15.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 5.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 98.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 3.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 5.0%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $65,000
Median private sector starting salary $95,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $115,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 62%
Median public service starting salary $52,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 2.9%
Percent employed in business and industry 9.4%
Percent employed in government 17.3%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 20.9%
Percent employed in law firms 41.0%
Percent employed in public interest 8.6%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 67%
Graduates employed out-of-state 30.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 20
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.5%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.5%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 2.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 5.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 7.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 75.0%
Employment location unknown 1.5%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Strong focus on placing 1L’s in legal settings each summer (91% in summer 2008). Judicial, Congressional, government & public interest internships. 18 national job fairs. On-Campus & Off-Campus Interview Program in NYC, LA, DC, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Philadelphia. Alumni mentoring nationwide. Career counseling, workshops, mock interviews.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 87.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 98.3%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 9.5%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 1.5%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.0%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 66.7%

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