Arizona State is an incredible place to experience America’s great outdoors and is the home of the awe inspiring Grand Canyon. One of the seven natural wonders of the world the canyon measures in at an average width of 10 miles, and depth of 1 mile. It has about 5 million visitors each year
Other incredible attractions offered by Arizona include the world’s largest living science centre (Biosphere 2 at the University of Arizona, Tucson), and the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest (near Flagstaff), and the US’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead. You can also visit Arizona’s Monument Valley; Lake Powell, which covers 96 major canyons; the vast Hoover Dam, and the Painted Desert – so called for the colourfulness of its rocks.
The state capital Phoenix which is sixth largest city in the USA, the entire urban area is known as – ‘the Valley of the Sun’ and is the largest in the southwest. Phoenix is a city with real cowboys and rugged mountains. Its history is rich with tales of the puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries.
Some of Pheonix’s many attraction include beautiful resorts and soothing spas, as well stadiums and arenas worthy of the some of the world’s biggest sports events. Greater Phoenix is Arizona’s urban heart, a multi-cultural state with a large Hispanic population and strong Mexican influence and America’s sunniest city.
If you like hot weather then Arizona is definitely the place for you. Phoenix is the hottest major city in the US the average daily temperature over 100°F (38°C) for three months of the year, but during heat waves, the thermometer can soar towards 120°F (49°C).
Facts about Arizona
• The state borders California and Nevada to the west, Utah to the north, New Mexico to the east, and Mexico to the south.
• Capital and largest city is Phoenix
• Arizona has six billionaires rich enough to be named to Forbes 400, the annual list of the country's wealthiest Americans (2014).
• Famous Arizonians include; actress Emma Stone, political activist Cesear Chavist, singer and actor Joe Jonas and Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks.
• Arizona has the largest amount of land designated as Native American Tribal Land in the US.
. The world's largest solar telescope is located at Kitts Peak National Observatory in the city of Sells.
• The saguaro cactus blossom is the official state flower. The white flower blooms on the tips of the saguaro cactus during May and June. The saguaro is the largest American cactus.
• The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City.
• The ‘five Cs’ – Cattle, Cotton, Citrus, Copper and Climate – have historically been central to the state’s economy.
Study Law in Arizona
Arizona offers international students wanting to study law at graduate level a great deal of options and all of the prestigious benefits of gaining a legal qualification from the USA. The two most prominent institutions especially in terms of offering LLMs to international students are Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is part of Arizona State University which is one of the premier public research universities of the US. There are a number of Law courses which international students can apply for, including its highly respected LLM programs. It is consistently rated as a top law school, Arizona State University is ranked 26th overall in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and is the highest ranked law school in Arizona.
The University of Arizona is widely recognized as one of the top twenty academic institutions in the country. It offers extensive opportunities to pursue graduate degrees in more than one hundred different fields. The university’s James E Rogers College of Law offers a number of highly respected Masters degree within the field of Law.
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