While we list the most popular areas of focus on our website, we offer over 250 unique courses that can be customized to fit your interests.
We also have over 200 externship placement options and can guarantee an externship in an area that matches your interest. ASU is flexible and nimble enough to quickly create a course (if 10 students are committed to it).
Standing externships or clinical opportunities with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and AZ State Supreme Court.
Students also each graduate with an average of 250 hours of practical skills training.
Students are strongly encouraged to focus on laying the foundation for their legal education as a 1L and refrain from working.
First year students full-time are banned from working 1st semester unless they get a waiver.
First year full-time students are restricted to working a max of 15 hours/week 2nd semester.
Second & third year full-time students are restricted to a max of 20 hours/week each semester.
Students may work as much as they’d like during summers and breaks.
200+ opportunities through externships for credit during the summer between first and second year.
Unpaid externships with judges, government agencies, cities, non-profit organizations, policy centers.
Some limited paid externships with for-profits.
Third year Residency Externship Program – paid and practice area specific externship during the fall and spring semesters of the third year.
Paid summer positions:
First year students interested in paid summer positions at law firms and corporations can participate in ASU Law's "On Campus Interview"; program in the spring and refer to job postings throughout the year
Many students pursue paid opportunities in the form of formal clerkships at large firms or informal positions during their 2nd summer
Study abroad (Florence) and exchange programs (Buenos Aires, Milan, BC)
Additionally, students have opportunities to study in Florence and practice in exchange programs in Buenos Aires, Milan, and British Columbia. Further, there are endless volunteer opportunities like the Arizona Legal Center which provides access to legal services to those in need.
We have been investing in new programs and faculty when others weren’t (e.g. International Rule of Law and Security / Ambassador Clint Williamson,Sports Law and Business / MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig).
Over $60M in past six years thanks to a generous donor community.