First Year Curriculum

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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.

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There's a friendly, collegial atmosphere at the law school. While law school is inherently competitive, I never (felt) the cut-throat, dog-eat-dog pressure you hear about at other law schools.

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PARKER BUNCH, CLASS OF 2017

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.


Fall

  • Contracts
  • Civil Procedure
  • Torts
  • Legal Research, Analysis & Communication
  • Preparing to Practice (one-credit course)

Spring

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Property
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Legal Research, Analysis & Communication II
  • Preparing to Practice (one-credit course)
  • 1L Elective

Sample Electives

  • 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.

Elevate Your Expectations

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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