YOUR FIRST YEAR
The first-year curriculum at University of Arizona Law covers the foundational legal subjects and skills while you settle in to law school life, get to know your new classmates and explore student organizations.
You will probably never find a law school more welcoming than Arizona Law.
LAUREN SWOL, CLASS OF 2022
1L REQUIRED COURSES AND ELECTIVES
You will be automatically registered for your first-year classes, with the exception of an elective of your choice in the second semester.
- Civil Procedure
- Legal Research, Analysis & Communication
- Preparing to Practice (one-credit course)
- Criminal Procedure
- Constitutional Law I
- Legal Research, Analysis & Communication II
- 1L Elective
- Antitrust Law
- Bioethics & Law
- Business Organization
- Family Law
- Federal Income Taxation
- International Business Transactions
- Immigration Law
After your 1L year, you will have the flexibility to choose from more than 100 courses to create your ideal degree path, including clinics, law journals, study abroad and groupings of courses that allow you to earn a JD certificate in a specialization of your choice.
YOUR SMALL SECTION CLASS
During the summer before classes begin, you will be assigned to your small section class. This is a core class with about 25 students in which you will receive intensive and individualized support and have extra opportunities to connect with your professor and classmates.