Arizona State University (O'Connor)

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1100 S. McAllister Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287

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The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has an application deadline of February 1. The full-time program application fee at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is $65. Its tuition is full-time: $26,268 per year (in-state) and full-time: $40,818 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 9.7:1. The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has 113 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is a public law school in Phoenix, Ariz. The law school has a required first year curriculum followed by two years of mostly electives. Students can cater their legal education through involvement in programs and centers at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, including the Center for Law, Science, and Innovation, the first center to examine the legal implications of scientific and technological discoveries, and the Indian Legal Program, which aids tribal governments.

There are several concurrent degree programs for students who wish to pursue another degree, including a J.D./M.B.A. through the W. P. Carey School of Business and a J.D./M.D. via the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. The Arizona State College of Law also offers a Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree program for students who want to learn about the law without becoming a lawyer.

Law students can get hands-on experience in areas including patent, immigration, and tribal law through about 10 clinics. J.D. candidates also have about 30 student organizations to choose from, some of which are specific to pro bono service, and several legal journals, including the Arizona State Law Journal, Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, and an online journal, the Law Journal for Social Justice.

Notable alumni of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law include Rebecca White Berch, chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and Michael Gallagher, cofounding partner of Gallagher & Kennedy.

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Year founded 1967
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline February 1
Full-time program application fee $65
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (480) 965-1474
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 113
Student-faculty ratio 9.7:1
Total faculty 124

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 567
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 204


Tuition and fees

full-time: $26,268 per year (in-state)
full-time: $40,818 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $12,366


Employed at graduation2 59.0%
Median private sector starting salary $100,000
Median public service starting salary $55,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 370,195

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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