Saturday March 25 , 2017

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Established 1964
Paul Schiff Berman
Tempe, Arizona, USA

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is one of the specialized graduate schools at Arizona State University, situated in Tempe, Arizona. Founded in 1964, the law school has held American Bar Association accreditation since 1969. The school is at present located in Armstrong Hall, neighboring to the architecturally stunning Ross-Blakley Law Library. The school is a member of the Order of the Coif, the most distinguished mark awarded American law schools. The school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools. In 2006, the law school was renamed in honor of retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Consistently rated as a top law school, ASU is the highest ranked law school in the Mountain region and 38th overall in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The school's legal writing program, regularly ranked as one of the top 10 in the nation, is currently ranked ninth. The school's well-known Indian Law program was founded by professor William Canby, Jr. who served as Director until his appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Longtime faculty includes Jonathan Rose, Michael Berch, Milton Schroeder, Alan Matheson, and Bob Bartels. In June 2008, the University's regents selected Paul Schiff Berman to succeed Patricia White as the College of Law's Dean. In October 2010, Berman announced plans to adopt a private funding model and move the school to downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Joint Degrees

  • Juris Doctor/Doctor of Medicine (JD/MD, with the M.D. awarded by the Mayo Medical School)
  • Juris Doctor/Masters of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy in Law and Psychology (JD/PhD)
  • Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy in Justice Studies (JD/PhD)
  • The College of Law also offers a two year Masters of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree program.

Clinical Programs

* Civil Justice Clinic
* Criminal Practice Clinic
* Immigration Law & Policy Clinic
* Indian Legal Clinic
* Lodestar Mediation Clinic
* Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic
* Post Conviction Clinic
* Public Defender Clinic
* Technology Ventures Services Group

Centers and Other Academic Programs

* Center for Law, Science & Innovation
* Center for Law & Global Affairs
* Diane Halle Center for Family Justice
* Indian Legal Program

Law Journals

* Arizona State Law Journal
* Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology
* Law Journal for Social Justice
* Sports and Entertainment Law Journal


* Michael Gallagher (1970) - Co-founding Partner, Gallagher and Kennedy, PA
* Michael Daly Hawkins (1970) - Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
* Roslyn O. Silver (1971) - Judge, United States District Court for the District of Arizona
* Redfield Baum (1973) - Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona
* Ed Pastor (1974) - U.S. Congressman, Arizona's 4th congressional district
* Ruth McGregor (1974) - former Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
* Charles G. Case II (1975) - Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona
* Herb Yazzie (1975) - Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation
* Barry G. Silverman (1976) - Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
* Terry Goddard (1976) - Arizona Attorney General
* Michael D. Ryan (1977) - Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
* Tena Campbell (1977) - Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Utah
* Phil Gordon (politician) (1978) - Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona
* Grant Woods (1979) - former Arizona Attorney General
* Rebecca White Berch (1979) - Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
* Richard Mahoney (Arizona Politician) (1979) - former Arizona Secretary of State
* Rick Romley (1981) - County Attorney for Maricopa County, Arizona
* Joe Rogers (1989) - former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado

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