News

2016

January

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has highlighted the achievements of its students, faculty and alumni over the past three months, including...
Arizona State University is establishing a dual master’s degree program in which students can earn degrees in both journalism and law within two years.
On Tuesday, Jan. 4, President Barack Obama described his executive action on new gun-control measures, focusing on background checks and tracking weapons sales. News organizations began counting down to the Thursday night town hall on the measures almost immediately.
Since its release last month, the Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" has inspired a host of social media debates, many soaked in outrage aimed at an alleged injustice.

2015

December

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has received a $100,000 gift from Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, which will be used to fund scholarships.
One of the nation’s top sports law educators and past president of the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has joined the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

November

With all due respect to the people who guide us through the legal system, everybody knows a good lawyer joke. Like this one: Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, an honest lawyer and an old drunk were walking along when they simultaneously spotted a hundred-dollar bill in the street. Who gets it? The old drunk, of course — the other three...
Students who want to earn a law degree but cannot attend classes full time during the day may now take advantage of a new, part-time evening option being offered by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

October

ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is once again No. 1 in Arizona for bar passage. Its graduates also placed first and tied for second on the latest bar exam.
Generous donors have recently given more than $4 million combined to support scholarships and programs at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute has announced that it will be relocating to the new Arizona Center for Law and Society in 2016.
Sun Devil quarterback Mike Bercovici is leading the list of talented Sandra Day O'Connor law school members making lasting imprints across the country.
After years of closed-door negotiations and growing uncertainty, the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations have reached agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. ASU expert Michael Bennett doubts that it will be a great boon to American workers.

September

The future of war will look like magic: Enemies will find out their opponents somehow know what they're going to do even before they do. And the first step in this direction has been taken by an artificial intelligence algorithm created by an ASU researcher.
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University welcomed the largest entering class in its history this fall.

August

The Steele Foundation has made a grant award of $2 million to the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU to endow the Daniel Cracchiolo Chair in Civil and Criminal Law, thus founding the largest named chair in the school's history.

July

The ASU Law Case File is a quarterly roundup of students, faculty and alumni from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University who have been recognized for their work and achievements.

June

ASU's Sandara Day O'Connor College of Law and the Arizona Center for Law and Society held a "topping out" ceremony on June 9, which commemorated the completion of the main structural work on the $129 million building.
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has received a $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which will enable the expansion of a public-health law network in the West.

May

ASU professor Rebecca Tsosie has been appointed vice provost for inclusion and community engagement. She hopes to develop a transformative model of inclusion and community engagement that will set an important standard for leadership in higher education.
More than 60 law professors from around the country will convene at ASU, May 8, to discuss the intersection of sustainability and law.

March

Arizona State University's Indian Legal Program and the Center for Indian Education present the School-To-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country Symposium and Town Hall Meeting, March 27, on ASU's Tempe campus.
ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students won second place this month at the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Hong Kong.
Multimedia producer Victor Masayesva, Jr. is the featured speaker in the spring 2015 installment of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community.
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has been ranked No. 26 among the nation's leading law schools, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of graduate schools.
Issues affecting the future of professional and amateur sports will be at the center of the inaugural Sports Law and Business Conference, March 12-13.

February

ASU's Emerge 2015 will showcase its radically new visions of the future on March 6 at the SkySong Innovation Center in Scottsdale.

January

Members of the NFL Players Association will give students a behind-the-scenes look into the business of football at ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.