ASU's law school named among top 25 in nation

Arizona State University’s law school, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, was recently ranked among the top law schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

Arizona State University’s law school, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, was recently ranked among the top law schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

For the second consecutive year, ASU's Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law claimed the number 25 spot in the publication’s nationwide ranking of graduate schools, ASU said in a recent release.

For the past eight years, ASU's law school has been named the number one law school in Arizona and was rated in the top 25 in the areas of legal writing, dispute resolution, health law and environmental law. The college is also among highest ranked U.S. public law schools and public law schools in the West.

“We remain relentlessly focused on student success and quality programs," Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Dean Douglas Sylvester said in the release. "We are the only top 50 law school that held its entering student credentials at the median and 25th percentiles when comparing credentials at the height of the Great Recession and now. During a time of global crisis, we invested in new programs like sports law and business, rule of law and governance, and sustainability law, thanks to the generosity of our donors and commitment from law school faculty and staff.”

ASU's law school opened its doors in 1967 and was renamed to honor U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006, making it the first university to name a law school after a woman.

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