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Phoenix, Arizona

Living in Phoenix

In the heart of downtown Phoenix, our state-of-the-art Beus Center for Law and Society serves as the home for ASU Law. As the fifth-largest city in the nation, Phoenix has something for everyone. Beautiful weather and a bustling metropolis provide Sun Devils with plenty of career opportunities, places to eat and hangout, and nearly endless outdoor activities.

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ASU in Phoenix

The largest state capital in the nation, Phoenix offers a unique confluence of city, county, state and federal courts, along with numerous prominent law firms and nonprofit organizations – many within walking distance or a short light-rail ride from ASU Law’s campus. That presents an abundance and variety of opportunities for ASU Law’s thriving internship and externship programs, and post-grad employment.

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Enjoy a unique array of arts, culture and food

In addition to the Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera, the metro area hosts a diverse collection of art galleries, theaters and museums. Always a lot to do and see in metro Phoenix, visitors and residents also have access to marquee sporting events, musicians, comedians and other performers throughout the year.

While Phoenix is known for its Southwest culture and Mexican food, dining options abound for all tastes and budgets across the Valley. With a population of nearly 5 million, Phoenix has plenty of nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a high-end cocktail or a local craft beer, downtown Phoenix has a bar or restaurant to suit any mood.

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An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, Arizona offers many places to explore that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you love to hike, hit the water, relax, challenge yourself, learn something new, explore history in person, Arizona has it all. Aptly named Valley of the Sun, Arizona is, in fact, the sunniest state in the U.S.,  ranking well ahead of Hawaii, Florida and California in both sunshine percentage and number of sunny days.

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Watch world-class sporting events

Phoenix is one of only 13 metro areas in the U.S. that has professional teams in all four major sports — MLB, NBA, NFL and the NHL — with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Coyotes. The roster also includes the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, the Arizona Rattlers of arena football, and an up-and-coming professional soccer team, the Phoenix Rising.

Metro Phoenix has also hosted three Super Bowls, a Final Four and eight NCAA football national championship games. It hosts two major NASCAR events each year.

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