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Study core legal subjects taught by faculty in the James E. Rogers College of Law and the School of Government and Public Policy.
About the Major
The University of Arizona offers the only B.A. in Law degree in the United States!
The degree will give you rigorous training to meet the increasing demand for professionals with legal training in varied career fields. You'll develop critical skills that are marketable across professions, such as the ability to “think like a lawyer” in solving problems and to make clearly written and logical arguments.
The B.A. in Law also provides the opportunity for an expedited path to law school, allowing qualified law majors to start at the James E. Rogers College of Law after their junior year (the "3+3 Program").
Areas of Study
You'll receive instruction from College of Law faculty in key foundational areas of the law such as criminal and civil procedure, contracts, and torts. Elective courses and specialized internships allow you to focus on areas of potential interest, including:
- criminal law
- immigration law
- international law
- environmental law
- business law
With prior approval, you may earn academic credit for internships in governmental agencies and other public institutions, while also receiving hands-on training in law-related fields. Law-related internships include positions with the Pima County Attorney's Office; U.S. Marshal's Office; CIA; FBI; U.S. Postal Inspector; Pima County Sheriff's Department; Oro Valley and Tucson Police Departments; Public Defender's Office; Victim Witness Program; Homicide Survivors, Inc.; International Rescue Committee; U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. and abroad; Congressional Offices; and the White House.
There are numerous careers for which formal legal education is beneficial, but for which a J.D. is not required. These career opportunities are in all levels of federal and state governments, business, and many legal or civically engaged organizations. A few examples include:
- Political advisor
- Immigration officer
- Healthcare administrator
- Environmental impact analyst
- Human rights advocate
- Contracts administrator
- Legal correspondent
- Congressional staffer
- Paralegal specialist
- Human resources professional
- Insurance investigator