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University of Arizona Law provides you with every possible resource to transform your passions and skills into a fulfilling career.


89.4%

overall employment

(CLASS OF 2020)

87.2%

employment in full-time, long-term, bar passage-required or JD-advantage positions

(CLASS OF 2020)

99%

summer placement rate for 1Ls in 2021

863

interviews scheduled by employers

(2020-21)

SUCCESS STORY

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Jonay Holkins

Alumna in Action

As senior director of policy for the Business Roundtable, Jonay Foster Holkins (’13) oversees the racial equity and justice policy agenda for the organization that represents the CEOs of America’s leading companies. Racial equity and justice policy efforts for the organization are focused on investments and reform in areas such as employment, the justice system, health and housing.

Prior to joining the Business Roundtable, Holkins was counsel for U.S. Congressman David Cicilline, where she worked on legislative solutions on issues ranging from civil rights to prescription drug pricing.

Holkins says her work in public policy is motivated by the excitement that comes with “playing a role in creating laws that make a positive change.”

While at Arizona Law, she received both the education and career support necessary to launch a career in Washington, D.C.

“Arizona Law gave me the tools I needed to think independently about legal issues and supported my professional development in and out of the classroom.”

As a student, Holkins interned with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of the White House Counsel. After graduation, she clerked at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, with former Chief Judge Raner Collins (‘75). She then joined Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell as a litigation associate before moving to Capitol Hill in 2019.


RECENT EMPLOYERS OF UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA LAW GRADUATES

 

KPMG

SHEARMAN & STERLING

ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

HONEYWELL

PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE

MARICOPA COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

GAMMAGE & BURNHAM

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

HOBBS, STRAUS, DEAN & WALKER

QUARLES & BRADY

U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

THE WHITE HOUSE

PANISH SHEA & BOYLE


SPOTLIGHT ON: PUBLIC INTEREST CAREERS

Our weekly Career Corner series often features public interest guest speakers, workshops and panels.

Our annual Sonoran Desert Public Interest/Public Sector Career Fair is devoted to government agencies, nonprofits and other public interest groups. 

The Federal Work Study program, a federal financial aid program, funds student employment at nonprofit, federal or state employers.  

The Justice Advocates Coalition provides living stipends to students working in unpaid summer positions with nonprofit law organizations. 

The CareerCAT job directory posts nearly 200 public interest positions monthly.  

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University of Arizona Law offers more options than any other institution to help you become a legal professional. Plus, you’ll get the academic and community support you need to thrive before, during and after law school.

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