University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law: Tuscon, Arizona, USA
The University of Arizona, founded in 1915, is a highly selective research institution consistently ranked among the top twenty public U.S. law schools. The law library includes one of the best Foreign/Latin American law collections in the Southwestern United States.
The James E. Rogers College of Law has a full-time faculty of more than 30, many with national reputations, and a variety of visiting lecturers and scholars. The programs provide a challenging legal education for 450 culturally diverse J.D. candidates (150 per class), LL.M. candidates (25-30 in two programs), a handful of S.J.D. candidates, periodic visiting scholars, and exchange students from NACLE and other foreign universities.
Specialties & Programs
The Rogers College of Law provides an excellent environment for the study of:
- International Trade and Commercial Law
- Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
- Intellectual Property Law
- Corporate, Business and Tax Law
- Criminal Law
- Civil Trial Practice
Life in Tuscon
Tucson, Arizona, located 62 (100km.) miles from the Mexican border, in the Sonoran high desert, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in North America. The metropolitan area, with a population of over one million, is the second largest in Arizona. The high Sonoran desert locale, with mountains on three sides, provides spectacular mild winters and hot summers. Tucson’s attractions include the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the San Xavier Mission, a wide variety of restaurants, a symphony, opera, chamber music series, a minor league baseball team and spring training for the major leagues, as well as excellent golf, tennis, hiking, cycling, fishing and other attractions. The unique beauty of the setting, along with its rich history and cultural diversity through its Native American, Mexican and Spanish forebears, have made Tucson a major “destination resort” particularly for winter visitors, as well as a near-ideal setting for research and graduate level study of NAFTA and other aspects of Western Hemisphere global trade and commerce.