Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Parent school Arizona State University
Established 1965
School type Public
Dean Douglas Sylvester
Location Tempe, Arizona, USA
33°25′01″N 111°55′46″W / 33.41687°N 111.929341°W / 33.41687; -111.929341Coordinates: 33°25′01″N 111°55′46″W / 33.41687°N 111.929341°W / 33.41687; -111.929341
Enrollment 602[1]
Faculty 117[1]
USNWR ranking
  1. 29[1]
Bar pass rate 87%

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is one of the professional graduate schools at Arizona State University, located in Tempe, Arizona. The school is currently located in Armstrong Hall, adjacent to the architecturally stunning Ross-Blakley Law Library. The law school was created in 1965 upon recommendation of the Arizona Board of Regents, with the first classes held in the Fall of 1967. The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has held American Bar Association accreditation since 1969 and the school is a member of the Order of the Coif, the most distinguished mark awarded American law schools. The school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools. In 2006, the law school was renamed in honor of retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Consistently rated as a top law school, ASU is ranked 29th overall in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The school's legal writing program is ranked 8th.[2] The school's well-known Indian Law program was founded by professor William Canby, Jr. who served as Director until his appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Longtime faculty include Jonathan Rose, Michael Berch, Milton Schroeder, Alan Matheson, and Bob Bartels. In 2012, the school announced plans that it will relocate downtown in Phoenix, Arizona in 2016.[3]

Joint degrees[edit]

  • Juris Doctor/Doctor of Medicine (JD/MD, with the M.D. awarded by the Mayo Medical School)
  • Juris Doctor/Masters of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy in Law and Psychology (JD/PhD)
  • Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy in Justice Studies (JD/PhD)
  • The College of Law also offers a two year Masters of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree program.

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