Five smiling students on the Beus Center for Law and Society walkway

Why ASU Law

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is dedicated to creating the next generation of legal professionals. Honoring the legacy of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and charged with upholding her namesake, our graduates are well-prepared to shape all aspects of the legal field from public service to private practice, to fields that work in and around the law.

Entering class profile

For our students of color category, we use the primary race/ethnicity a student lists on their law school application.

JD Students sitting in BCLS Great Hall at Fall 2023 Orientation.

ASU Law welcomes its most highly credentialed class

For the sixth year in a row, the entering class of students taking first-year JD courses is ASU Law's most highly credentialed ever, with a median LSAT of 167 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.90. 

This new incoming class comes to ASU Law from eight countries, multiple Indigenous nations, 34 states and four military branches. They join a female-majority student body of more than 1,760 students enrolled in six degree programs and 21 emphasis areas. In line with ASU Law’s commitment to inclusive excellence and access to higher education, 15% of the incoming students are first-generation college graduates.

Bar passage

Bar passage rate

Graph showing the First-time Bar Passage rate: gold bar showing national average of 79.18% and the ASU Law bar passage rate at 86.55%

*Data from the American Bar Association on first-time bar exam pass rate in 2023.

Three students smiling while sitting in lecture hall during orientation watching the front of the classroom

How much will it cost?

Like all other state universities, Arizona tuition fees are lower for residents than non-residents. Residency classification is determined for all students in accordance with guidelines provided by the Arizona Board of Regents, which reflect current Arizona revised statutes. 

We know the total cost of attending a law school involves more than just the tuition. Use our cost of living calculator to compare tuition and living costs compared to other law schools.


Calculate cost

People walking out side the Northwest corner of the ASU Beus Center for Law and Science


JD employment rate within 10 months of graduation

Five year employment summary starting 2018-2023; showing the 2023 national employment average at 85.6% and the ASU employment average as 88.8%.

*Graduates employed in full-time, long-term Bar Passage Required or J.D. Advantage jobs approximately 10 months after graduation

Alumni in all 50 states

27.1% of students placed outside of Arizona


Notable alumni

ASU Law in the community

Discover ASU Law

Students walking and laughing together in the Law Library at ASU Law.

Phoenix and Arizona

See the sights of downtown Phoenix in this quick tour through the city's center

Nightlife in downtown Phoenix runs the gamut from sophisticated to historical to hipster. This video introduces you to some of the nightlife options available in Phoenix’s urban heart.

There are places in Arizona that defy the senses, daring you to believe the impossible. See the wonder of Arizona.