The cover of the Spring 2024 PreLaw Magazine, featuring the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.
March 08, 2024

ASU Law dominates Spring 2024 issue of PreLaw Magazine

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law saw several of its highly-ranked programs recognized by PreLaw Magazine in its Spring 2024 issue. 

ASU Law was featured as one of just 59 law schools on the cutting edge of experiential learning. These opportunities help students build the lawyering skills they need to ensure they are the best attorneys and legal professionals they can be. They also connect their classroom knowledge with practical skills and real-world experience, often with real clients. 

The law school received an A- grade for its offerings in 10 clinics, hundreds of externships, hours of pro bono work and moot court. The grade was weighted by the number of students involved: 32% to clinics, 25% to externships, 20% for simulation courses, 10% for moot court and pro bono hours. ASU Law counted 22.57% for student participation in clinics, 59.91% in simulation courses and 100% participation in pro bono work. 

Two ASU Law programs were also ranked in the magazine as leaders in fast-changing fields. 

The school received an A+ for its Intellectual Property Law program and an A- for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Both programs offer moot court, clinical experiences and certificates for Juris Doctor and master’s degree students. 

The Intellectual Property Law program is offered in the spirit of ASU’s dedication to innovation (ranked No. 1 in the field by U.S. News & World Report) and includes course work in patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secret law, as well as IP law and society. The university was recently ranked No. 9 in the world for U.S. patents in 2023 by the National Academy of Inventors.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution program is housed under ASU Law’s Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center, which offers students the chance to gain critical skills in negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Written by Lindsay Walker