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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

MC 9520 Arizona State University 111 E. Taylor Street Phoenix, AZ 85004-4467

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law was founded in 1965 in Phoenix, Arizona. Tuition is $28,364 for in-state students and $48,570 for out-of-state students. An impressive 100% of students receive scholarships. Merit scholarship consideration is automatic for all admitted students. Other scholarship opportunities may necessitate an application once students are enrolled.

This public university has an acceptance rate of 20.61%. To enter the program in fall of 2021 there were 5,717applications, 1,178 students were accepted, and 303 students chose to enroll. A significant proportion of students (24.7%) are first generation college students. 32% are minorities and 49% are women. Additionally, 11% identify as being a part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Students at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law have a median LSAT score of 166 (ranging from 158 to 167) and a median GPA of 3.85 (ranging from 3.36 to 3.94). Students represent 130 undergraduate institutions, 8 countries, and 40 states.

Interviews are not a part of the application process and prospective students must submit their LSAT score as a part of their application.

There are eleven concentration options at ASU including Business Law, Criminal Law, Health Law, Indian Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, and more. Five of their specialty programs are noted in the top 30 in the country according to US News and World Report. Additionally, students may pursue a certificate in Law and Sustainability, Law, Science and Technology, Indian Law, Health Law and Policy, or Trial Advocacy.

250 different courses are offered each year giving students many opportunities to personalize their curriculum to their own interests. Additionally, there are many clinics in a variety of legal areas. For instants, there is a first amendment clinic, a lodestar mediation clinic, civil litigation clinic, and more. Over 90% of all students participate in clinics, externships, or pro bono activities. In one year, there are around 150,000 hours of public service completed by students, assisting 3,300 people in the community. As a part of the Pay it Forward program, the school provides financial support for many experiential opportunities for students.

Externships are completed in Arizona, Washington, D.C., LA, and other areas across the country. 21% of graduates end up working outside of Arizona. The most popular states for employment are Arizona, California, and Utah.

98.64% of students are employed within ten months of graduation. 221 of class of 2021 are employed in a position where passing the bar exam is required, 44 are employed in a position here holding a JD is an advantage. 34 are employed in some form of clerkship. 8 are employed in a federal clerkship and 26 are employed in a state, local, or territorial clerkship. 35 are employed in business or industry, 52 are employed in government, 4 are employed in public interest, and 8 are employed in education.

94.6% pass the bar exam within two years of graduation. Graduates from ASU earn a median salary of . 110 graduates from the class of 2021 are employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 27 are employed in large law firms (251 or more).

There are many student-led organizations on campus including many which are law focused such as the ASU John Marshall League, ASU Law Student Radio, Christian Legal Society, and more.

Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the country, has 300 days of sunshine each year with an average temperature of 75 degrees. Arizona as a whole is the number one state for job growth according to Forbes. Along with all of the city amenities in Phoenix, there are more than 200 miles of hiking trails for those who love the outdoors along with natural wonders nearby such as the Grand Canyon and the famous red rocks of Sedona.

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3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: 24.7
    • International students: -
    • Average age(years): -
    • Minority students: 32%
    • Women: 49%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: 11%
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 94.6%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 110
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 27
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