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James E. Rogers College of Law

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James E. Rogers College of Law
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Location Tucson, AZ, US
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James E. Rogers College of Law is the law school at the University of Arizona located in Tucson, Arizona. It is named after one of its most distinguished graduates, noted broadcasting mogul and philanthropist James E. Rogers. The law school is approved by the American Bar Association and opened in 1915. It was the first law school founded in the State of Arizona. The Rogers College of Law is consistently ranked in the top tier of law schools in the U.S., and was ranked 44th nationally by U.S. News and World Report in 2008. The Rogers College of Law is one of 80 law schools nationwide to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif. It has two student publications: Arizona Law Review and Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor served as the Jurist in Residence for the 2005-2006 academic term. In the spring semesters of 2006 and 2007, she has taught a course on the Supreme Court.

In Fall 2006, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the 27th Isaac Marks Lecture at the school, entitled "[Reflections on Arizona’s Pace-Setting Justices: William Hubbs Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor.][1]"

In Spring 2006, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi taught a course titled "Islam and Human Rights."

Toni Massaro is the current Dean and world-renowned Torts scholar Dan Dobbs is a full-time faculty member. The school boasts 32 full-time faculty members.

As of the end of the Spring Semester in 2007, the Rogers College of Law will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation project to its library and classrooms. The College of Law will maintain three classrooms on the present campus, with the remainder of classes being held at a location a few blocks from the current location.