Overview

Applicants
1,243
Acceptance Rate
40%
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
105

Test Scores

LSAT
155 - 163

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
February 15

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$65

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
87

48
Female
13
Minority


Students Say

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law offers “small class sizes”; “a very friendly, welcoming environment”; and “a price tag that lets students pursue careers in public service and nonprofit organizations” without racking up a gargantuan debt. Opportunities to gain practical experience are plentiful. The “strong” judicial externship program “can accommodate students interested in everything from bankruptcy court to superior court to district court.” Clinics offer “hands-on experience” in eight areas including immigration, child advocacy, and indigenous peoples’ law.
“This school is the most student-focused academic institution I have ever attended,” says a happy 3L. Faculty members “truly care about their students” and “are available constantly.” In the classroom, professors “make every effort to make the classes interesting and enjoyable,” and “the small-section format during first year allows students to build a relationship with at least one professor.” “They encourage discussion before and after class and are more than willing to provide letters of recommendation and reference.” “They are approachable, friendly, and most even greet you by name as they pass you in the lobby or going to and from class.” “Most are around campus all day and not just available during their office hours.” “I e-mailed my property professor on a Sunday at roughly 10:30 p.m., with a pretty lengthy question,” describes a 2L. “The question was answered at length by 10:45 p.m.” “The administration is great too,” enthuses a 1L. “Everyone is very helpful and interested in you getting a good education.” “The quality of instruction is outstanding, and the responsiveness of the faculty and staff are remarkable. I am so very happy that I ended up at the U of A,” sums up one pleased student.
Some students tell us that the “very helpful” Career and Professional Development Office at the U of A is “active in helping students connect with amazing internship and job opportunities in both the public sector and in law firms” in Arizona, California, and other Western states. If a student “is clear about where she wants to live or what she wants to do, the Career Office will give that student personal attention to strategize a plan to get there,” although some complain that “they don’t care what job you get, as long as you get one somewhere.”
Facilities on campus are impressive. “The new building is gorgeous, especially the library. Tons of technology and connectivity. Little things like plugs at every desk and the latest projectors for classrooms make a big difference.” Another student concurs, “The classrooms are brand-new and state-of-the-art—in my Family Law Class last semester we were able to video conference with a teacher in Canada to talk about divorce law without any extraneous equipment. Everything we needed to video chat was in the classroom!”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
90%
Median Starting Salary
$56,496
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
80%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
46%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Firms:Snell & Wilmer; Perkins Coie; Lewis & Roca; Kirkland & Ellis; Heller Erhman; Quarles & Brady; Bryan Cave; Greenberg Traurig; Squire Sanders; Gibson Dunn; Skadden Arps; Sonnenschein Nath; Sullivan & Cromwell; Osborn Maledon; Jennings Strouss & Salmon; Latham & Watkins; Fennemore Craig; Gallagher & Kennedy; Courts:Arizona Supreme Court & AZ Court of Appeals; US Dist. Courts; US Circuit Courts; Government:Dept. of Justice; State Attorney General's Office; Pima Co. and Maricopa Co. prosecutor and public defender; county and city attorneys offices in AZ, CA, NV; legal services offices in AZ and CA.

Graduates Employed by Area

31%
Private Practice
20%
Judicial Clerkships
15%
Government
12%
Business/Industry
2%
Public Interes

Graduates Employed by Region

76%
Mountain
4%
Pacific

Prominent Alumni

Morris K. Udall
Former Congressman

Stewart Udall
Former Congressman & Sec'y of Interior

Dennis DeConcini
Former Senator

Stanley Feldman
Az Supreme Court Justice

John Kyl
U.S. Senator

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1
Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$53,195

% Students Receiving Some Aid
100%

Direct Lender
No

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$24,607
Out-Of-State Tuition
$29,000
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$12,451
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$12,451
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$10,572
Fees
$0

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
450
Parent Institution Enrollement
40,000

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
18
Average Age at Entry
26

% Out-of-State
40%
% International
8%

Demographics

22.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

There is a “relaxed Arizonan attitude” among the “amazingly friendly, smart” students at the U of A. “There is definitely competition here, as is unavoidable, but the school has a very laid-back atmosphere that allows you to keep things in perspective.” “The second-and third-year students are very active in assisting the first-years adapt to law school through tutorials for all first-year classes,” and teaching assistants “help with briefing and outlining.” “Despite the curve, grades are not a big issue among students, and we tend to be excited for others’ successes,” declares a 1L. “This place is the opposite of cutthroat.” Small sections for first-year students “are really conducive to forming lasting friendships.” “I became very close with the other twenty-six students in my small section and continue to be good friends with several of them,” says a 2L. “There is an overriding sense that everyone, from faculty to administration to students, really wants to be at the school and wants to see the school succeed.”
The social atmosphere is “very vibrant.” “There are thirty-plus student organizations that cover different religious, political, social and ethnic categories.” That translates into lots of events. “ “I have had so much fun in law school,” gushes a 1L. “Almost every day, there are informative and thought-provoking guest speakers, panel discussions, or film screenings, especially during the lunch hour.” Intramural sports are also popular. Social life tends to be “polarized between younger people coming straight out of college and older students with families.” “The crowd divides into three groups,” elaborates a 3L, “the married/serious relationship/older crowd, the nerds who rarely go out, and those who are trying to extend their undergraduate experience by going to law school.” Without question, if you are “interested in partying, you cannot beat the University of Arizona bar scene.”
The U of A campus itself is “beautiful, complete with palm trees and a gigantic, ideal student union.” “The weather is ideal.” The low cost of living is “fabulous, especially from a student’s perspective.” If you like outdoor activity, there are “myriad” activities within minutes of campus, including hiking, biking, swimming, and rock climbing.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Bianca D. Mack
Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

Address
PO Box 210176, College of Law, University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176

Phone
520-621-3477

Email
law-admissions@email.arizona.edu