What makes the Law - Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (Arizona Law) unique is its approach to legal education in the field of federal Indian law, tribal law and policy, and indigenous peoples human rights. 
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Overview

Students in the Law - Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona  are trained in the classroom and in real-world settings by faculty who are leaders both in their academic fields and as practitioners in tribal, national, and international forums.

Education

For nearly three decades, Arizona Law has been a leader in the field of American Indian and indigenous peoples law, policy, and human rights. Arizona Law is the only law school in the world offering all three graduate degrees in the field (JD, LLM, and SJD), a Master of Legal Studies (MLS), and a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) with a concentration in indigenous peoples’ law and policy. Throughout the academic year IPLP offers robust course offerings and significant scholarship funding for qualified students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Your legal education will teach you to “think like a lawyer,” honing your analytical skills, developing better critical thinking, and acquiring the professional skills you need no matter where your education takes you.
  • University of Arizona Law offers a mix of qualities no other school can match: a small, top-ranked program in the heart of a nationally acclaimed university, exceptional employment outcomes.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 1-2 page personal statement
  • 5-6 page research proposal: Your research proposal should provide an overview of your proposed dissertation topic and its relevance to promoting IPLP's research priorities related to the advancement of indigenous self-determination.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae: The resume should summarize your education, work experience, any publications, and other relevant credentials and accomplishments.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10063 USD/semester
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  • National

    10063 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    5969 USD/semester
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
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Funding

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