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Dean Douglas Sylvester

Welcome to the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. It is our pleasure to assist you on the road to becoming a great lawyer or a master of legal principles through our graduate degree programs. It is also a privilege—and a great responsibility—to be entrusted with the name and legacy of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.). We strive to honor her by committing ourselves, as she has, to public service. Watch Justice O'Connor's inspiring message here.

At ASU Law, we offer a world-class, comprehensive education that can be tailored to your interests, with more than 250 unique courses offered each year and many popular areas of focus to choose from. ASU Law students immediately engage with leading faculty scholars who have 300 combined years of practice experience. And because we have one of the best student-to-faculty ratios compared to our peers, students enjoy ready access to this wealth of knowledge and experience.

By attending ASU Law, you unlock a world of unparalleled opportunities. With our move to the Beus Center for Law and Society in downtown Phoenix in fall 2016, students will be steps away from the legal, political, and economic heart of Arizona, in the nation's sixth largest city. Read more about our new state-of-the-art building here. The Phoenix metropolitan area is home to many ASU Law graduates and potential employers. Our vast alumni network throughout the country and in key cities such as New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and many more, creates an extensive support system for our grads.

ASU Law is top 20 in the nation for placing graduates in real legal jobs. Within 10 months of graduation, 85 percent of our class of 2015 graduates found employment in full-time, longterm, non-university funded jobs that require bar passage or in which a JD is preferred. This is well above the national employment average of 69 percent for all ABA-accredited law schools. Our commitment to your success continues long after you graduate through our Law for Life program.

With gainfully employed graduates, a dynamic faculty dedicated to helping you succeed, a vibrant legal community to support you, and an institution dedicated at every level to providing you with the finest educational experience possible, ASU Law is ideally suited to get you where you want to go.

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