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Dean Douglas Sylvester

Welcome to the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where you will experience a higher degree of opportunity on your road to becoming a great lawyer or a master of legal principles in your industry. It is a privilege—and a great responsibility—to be entrusted with the name and legacy of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. We strive to honor her by committing ourselves, as she has, to advancing justice through education and public service.

At ASU Law, we offer comprehensive curriculum which includes more than 250 unique courses offered each year so students can tailor their education to their interests. We believe providing personalized and practical legal education is paramount. And therefore, we offer a number of programs and guaranteed externships that are led and supported by faculty, staff and other experts who are passionately focused on students’ success. And while we continue to increase the number of programs we offer and experience growing student interest, we continue to have one of the best student-to-faculty ratios in the country.

ASU Law and its home in downtown Phoenix, the nation’s fifth largest city, provide tremendous opportunities that range from exciting intellectual and practical academic experiences, to economic advantages that come from being the only law school within 100 miles and just steps away from law firms, government entities, and businesses. Opportunities also come in the form of rich cultural activities and an overall lifestyle that is enhanced by endless sunshine and the great outdoors. ASU Law also offers extensive programs beyond Phoenix, in key places like Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

Our commitment to our students’ success continues forever through our Law for Life program which offers graduates free career guidance and support from our Office of Career and Employment Services as well as free or low-cost preferred tuition. rates on continued education.

With gainfully employed graduates, a dynamic and vibrant community, 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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