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James E. Rogers College of Law

James E. Rogers College of Law is the law school at the University of Arizona situated in Tucson, Arizona and was the first law school founded in the State of Arizona, opening its doors in 1915. In 1999, the College was renamed in honor of noted broadcasting mogul and philanthropist James E. Rogers, a 1962 graduate of the school, & chairman of Sunbelt Communications Company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The center values of the College are justice, professional integrity, public leadership, and community service. Every entering class at Arizona Law has about 150 students, with a overall student body of 500 students.

Arizona Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. It is consistently ranked in the top tier of law schools in the U.S., and is currently ranked 42nd nationally by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools 2010." Arizona Law is one of 80 law schools nationwide to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif.

Lawrence Ponoroff is the current Dean. There are 36 full-time faculty members that include outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international status for excellence. The school has been ranked in the top 20 law school faculties based on per capita scholarly impact. A number of the school's professors are preeminent experts in their field, including James Anaya (international human rights), Jean Braucher (bankruptcy law), Dan Dobbs (torts), Robert Glennon (environmental and water law), Boris Kozolchyk (international commercial law), and Tom Mauet (trial advocacy). 6 Arizona scholars are noted in the list Most Cited Faculty by Specialty 2000-2007 compiled by Brian Leiter: Gabriel J. Chin, in Criminal Law and Procedure, Dan Dobbs in Torts, Marc Miller, in Criminal Law and Procedure, Carol Rose in Environmental Law, Theodore (Ted) Schneyer in Legal Ethics, & David Wexler in Law and Social Science.

The law school's facility is newly renovated following a multi-million dollar project.

Programs & Centers

In addition to the J.D. program, the school offers LLM 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 concluding their LLM degree in either program may continue on to an S.J.D. degree after completing substantial original research into their field of study.

The complete alphabetical list of Programs & Centers includes:

  1. Business Law Program
  2. Criminal Law and Policy Program
  3. Economics, Law, and the Environment
  4. Environmental Law, Science & Policy Program
  5. The Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program
  6. International Trade and Business Law Program
  7. D Program
  8. Legal Writing Program
  9. National Law Center
  10. The Rogers Program on Law in Society
  11. The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government

The school offers J.D. students the opportunity to receive certificates in Criminal Law and Policy, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy and International Trade and Business Law. It also has programs in Environmental Law, Science and Policy, Federal, State and International Taxation, Intellectual Property Law, and International and relative Law.

Student Publications

There are three student publications: Arizona Law Review, Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law, and Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy.

Renowned Visitors & Lecturers

The following justices from the Supreme Court of the United States have visited Arizona Law as lecturers since 2009: John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States; Justice Antonin Scalia; Justice Stephen Breyer. Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor served as the Jurist in Residence for the 2005-2006 academic term. In the spring semesters of 2006 through 2008, she taught a course on the Supreme Court that was originated by former Chief Justice, William H. Rehnquist. In Fall 2006, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the 27th Isaac Marks Lecture at the school, entitled "Reflections on Arizona’s Pace-Setting Justices: William Hubbs Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor." In Spring 2006, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi taught a course titled "Islam and Human Rights."

Clinical Programs

The James E. Rogers College of Law offers a number of clinical programs, including:

* Arizona Attorney General's Clinic
* Child and Family Law Clinic
* Criminal Defense Clinic
* Immigration Law Clinic
* Indigenous Peoples Law Clinic
* Prosecution Clinic

It also offers co-curricular programs involving client representation contains:

* Ninth Circuit Appellate Project
* The Justice Project
* Volunteer Lawyers Program
* NALSA Legal Referral Program (a collaboration with the Tucson Indian Center)

Sample Faculty Publications

  • Anaya, James (1996). Indigenous Peoples in International Law. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Dobbs, Dan; Paul T. Hayden (1997). Torts and Compensation: Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing. ISBN 031421111X.
  • Glennon, Robert (2009). Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to do About It. Washington, DC: Island Publishing. ISBN 9781597264365.
  • Williams, Robert A. (2005). Like a Loaded Weapon. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 0816647097.

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