Any individual aspiring to be a lawyer must first attend and graduate from law school. Law schools are post-graduate programs, usually lasting three years, which award students with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree upon completion. They are also designed to prepare students to pass the bar exam upon graduating. Acceptance to a law school typically depends on two factors: the results of the Law School Admissions Test (LAST), and undergraduate performance. Arizona is home to three Law Schools, each of which we will explore today.
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Named after the esteemed Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Arizona State University’s law school is currently ranked No. 26 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It has been Arizona’s premier law school for a very long time. Is cements this status by maintaining a vibrant network of alumni, legal professionals, and students alike. In fall, 2016, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will be opening its new state-of-the-art campus in downtown Phoenix.
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
ASU’s sister school to the south has its own prestigious law school. James E. Rogers College of Law, founded in 1915, recently celebrate its 100-year anniversary. The U of A laws school boosts an active and vibrant campus, with over 30 student organizations and clubs. Over 7,200 graduates of the James E. Rogers College of Law are currently working across the globe. The law school is currently ranked No. 40 by U.S. News and World Report.
Arizona Summit Law School
Arizona Summit, formerly Phoenix School of Law, is Arizona’s youngest law school. Founded in 2005 and accredited by the American Bar Association in 2010. Arizona Summit Law InfiLaw System of law schools. Is campus makes up the top eight floors of the Phelps Dodge Tower in downtown Phoenix.