Arizona to Offer First B.A. in Law

The University of Arizona will be the first major U.S. university to offer a bachelor of arts degree in law when it launches its program next fall, administrators announced this week. Arizona’s program will differ from the prelaw or legal-studies majors offered by many universities. Those programs tend to focus broadly on the social sciences, while Arizona’s will closely resemble a law school curriculum, with the law classes taught by full-time law school faculty. The program is designed to complement Arizona’s new “3+3” program, which allows students to complete a bachelor's in law and a juris doctor degree within six years, rather than the typical seven. The National Law Journal has more.