Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is one of the nation’s best, ranking No. 25 in the nation overall, and No. 8 among public law schools, with four speciality programs also in the top 25. With multiple pathways to personalize study and research, our faculty and student scholars are pursuing international efforts, such as these:   

  •  Leading the way on climate change and global governance, ASU’s Center for Law and Global Affairs is co-chaired by international law scholars Professors Kenneth Abbott, Dan Bodansky and David Gartner. The center offers a customized program in global legal studies that pulls from the faculty’s transnational legal expertise in global health, environment, human rights, trade and emerging technologies, and partners with student organizations, such as the International Law Society.
  • Assisting underrepresented communities. Law students from the Law Society for Human Rights team up with partners, such as an effort with Panamanian lawyers to provide free legal services and conduct educational workshops on domestic violence and gender equality for the people of Ipeti Colono in rural Panama.
  • Learning European Union Law in Italy.  ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law's is home to several exchange programs that encourage ASU students to gain international law experience and study abroad opportunities, such as the one taken by third-year law student Lauren Hill. Hill spent a semester at the Universita Bocconi School of Law in Milan attending international law courses.
  • Enhancing cross-cultural understanding. The college hosts talks with leaders in the international community, such as a justice on the Nepalese Supreme Court and a Malawian lawyer from the Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations.