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North American Law Degree receives wide press coverage
The College of Law’s creation of the North American Law Degree has received a wide range of media attention, with stories in the
The National Law Journal
and other news outlets.
In addition, the press release announcing the new program appeared on a variety of news websites ranging from the National Post, The Montreal Gazette, The Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen in Canada to Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, CBS Moneywatch, and The Boston Globe in the U.S.
The North American Law Degree will allow students to graduate, within three years, with a J.D. designed to allow them to immediately seek licensure in Canada without further coursework. Additionally, it will qualify graduates for bar admission in the U.S., making the College of Law’s J.D. program unique among U.S. law schools.
r was interviewed by Phoenix’s KJZZ-FM to discuss the benefits of the new program, which among other things, leverages economic ties between Canada and Arizona.
“The connections between Arizona and Canada are actually already pretty deep,” Sylvester said. “But our legal connections are not. So this was an attempt to say, ‘Let’s start getting people dual admitted.’”
The segment also quotes Andreas Schotter, a professor at the Thunderbird School of Management, who praised the innovativeness of the North American Law Degree.
to listen to the KJZZ interview.