ASU Law School

General Info

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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is the law school at Arizona State University located in Tempe, Arizona. The law school is approved by the American Bar Association and opened in 1964. The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law was ranked 51st nationally by U.S. News and World Report in 2007. The law school was renamed after retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 2006. The College of Law is frequently ranked as one of the top 10 legal writing schools in the nation. It also provides certificate programs for Indian Law, Law Science and Technology, and International Law. Clinical programs are available include, Civil Justice Clinic, Criminal Practice Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Indian Legal Clinic, Mediation Clinic, Public Defender Clinic, and Technology Ventures. Longtime faculty include Jonathan Rose, Michael Berch, Alan Matheson, and Bob Bartels. Patricia White is the current Dean.

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ASU Law School Admissions

ASU Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 44% of its applicants. Comparatively, Asu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2024 1423 616 (43.29%) 215 (15.1%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.39 3.63 3.80
LSAT 158 161 163

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $27,074 $42,794
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $21,388
  • Living off-campus: $21,388
  • Living at home: $21,388

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 11/15
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/01
  • Application Fee: $65

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ASU Law School Community

ASU Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Asu is Below Average.

Student body

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Comparable Schools

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 51
  • Part Time: 66

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 32
  • # Minority Faculty: 17

Ratio

12.2 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

ASU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Arizona State University 1L section size is 14% larger than law schools in Arizona and 23% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

ASU Law School: 172
Arizona Average: 148
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 397
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 180

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 289
  • Law Journals: 104
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 2.1%
  • Second Year: 3.4%
  • Third Year: 0.5%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

ASU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Arizona State University class of 2019 had an employment rate of 96% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2019, 98.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 46.0%
  • Business: 17.0%
  • Government: 19.0%
  • Public Interest: 6.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Arizona: 79%
  • California: 4%
  • Colorado: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 98.3%
  • First Time Takers: 174
  • Average School: 89.5%
  • Average State: 73.7%
  • Pass Difference: 15.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Arizona: 73.7%
  • Passed: 153 of 171 (89.5%)
  • State Average: 73.7%
  • Difference: 15.8%