Bachelor of Arts
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Law
From finance to regulatory affairs to government, there is an increasing demand for professionals with legal training in a wide variety of fields. The Bachelor of Arts in Law provides training in critical skills that increase employability across multiple professions. It will teach you to "think like a lawyer" when solving problems and to make clear, logical arguments.
The Bachelor of Arts in Law degree–a first-of-its-kind program available exclusively at the University of Arizona–results from a unique partnership between the James E. Rogers College of Law, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Government and Public Policy. As a student, you will receive instruction from experienced faculty in the College of Law and the School of Government and Public Policy and gain a foundational legal education in areas such as contracts, compliance, criminal and civil procedure, property, torts and administrative law.
Launch your career early with a legal internship, qualify for an accelerated path to law school or the University's accelerated master's option, where students can earn a Master of Legal Studies in just one extra semester. You will also have the opportunity to choose additional coursework that will prepare you to pursue a license as a Legal Paraprofessional and qualify for sitting for the Arizona state exam.
This College of Social and Behavioral Sciences major requires a minor (or double major).
You may work with James E. Rogers College of Law faculty to identify internship opportunities wherever you are located.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
The curriculum for this program includes but is not limited to such courses as:
Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Law will build core skills, including:
- Analysis of complex ideas
- Composing legal or policy briefs and papers
- Critical thinking
- Evaluating data
- High-level research and writing
- Persuasion and presentation
- Thinking like a lawyer
- Compliance and regulatory affairs
- Understanding legal doctrine and procedures
The BA in Law curriculum prepares you for a wide variety of careers, both directly with the legal profession and in the many fields involving law, regulation, negotiation, advocacy and risk management.
Although many BA in Law students go on to law school and a career as a lawyer, many other career paths are available. In addition to the careers found in the outcomes explorer below, typical careers that BA in Law graduates pursue include (but are not limited to):
- Legislative and regulatory affairs analysts
- Human resources representatives
- Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers
- Public relations officers
- Non-governmental organization and nonprofit advocates
- Foreign service officers and related personnel legal translators
- Anti-money laundering analysts
- Contract administrators
- Tribal affairs specialists
- Legal advocate
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