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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Apr 11, 2016

The Phoenix area and surrounding cities offers a multitude of avenues for students to pursue a degree in law. Some are private institutions while other learning centers are harbored within the State’s many universities.

Here are some of the law schools in and around Phoenix.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Named after the first female judge of the U.S. Supreme Court and former Arizona resident, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is housed on Tempe’s Arizona State University campus. Ranked #25 in the nation, the O’Connor College of Law offers students unparalleled opportunities to learn the law of the land through hands on experience and immersive educational methodology. Students are encouraged to take part in pro bono work and the various student organizations housed in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

U of A James E. Roger’s College of Law

ASU’s biggest competition has always been the University of Arizona and that does not change when it comes to law schools. The James E. Roger’s College of Law is officially housed in Tucson, Arizona but the University is exploring options to expand the campus into Phoenix, much like the have with their medical school. The James E Roger’s School focuses on mentorship programs that go beyond the classroom. These programs seek to educate students but also help them find a career following graduate and passing the Arizona Bar Exam.

Arizona Summit Law School

Arizona Summit Law School is a private, for-profit law school based in Phoenix, Arizona. AZ Summit offers relatively affordable law degrees in comparison with the other two universities mentioned in this article. The school takes a new, modern approach to teaching law allowing students to take several courses online. Additionally, the school offers flexible scheduling allow students to take course on nights and weekends to accommodate busy schedules and primary income jobs. Additionally, Arizona Summit does not have the rigorous admissions process seen at many national law schools. Arizona Summit encourages students to do their best work regardless of their educational history.

If you wish to pursue a career as a lawyer check out these three law schools that are housed in and around Phoenix.