Law Professor Certification


An attorney who is not a member of the State Bar of Arizona who meets the requirements of Rule 38(c), Law Professor Certification may, upon verified application, be admitted to the practice of law in this jurisdiction. Please read Rule 38(c), Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court in its entirety before submitting an application for Law Professor Certification. An applicant must meet specific requirements including, but are not limited to:


  • You are employed full-time as a faculty member at a law school in Arizona;
  • You hold J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school at the time of graduation;
  • You are an active member in good standing of the bar of all courts and jurisdictions in which you are admitted to practice;
  • You are not currently subject to an order of attorney discipline or the subject of a pending formal disciplinary or disability proceeding in any jurisdiction; and
  • You possess the character and fitness required of all applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona.
Full Time Faculty- To begin the application process:

1. Read Rule 39(c) Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court and all information provided on this webpage.
2. Review the Law Professor Certification Application Checklist (printable pdf).
3. Print out and complete the Law Professor Certification Application (printable pdf).
4. Submit according to the instructions found in the application.

For questions email [email protected]. 

Clinical Law Professor Practice Pending Certification- To begin the application process:

1. Read Rule 38(c)(3)(b) Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court and all information provided on this webpage.
2. Print out and complete the Clinical Law Professor - Practice Pending Certification - Application (printable pdf).
3. Submit according to the instructions found in the application.

For questions email

[email protected]