Beus Center for Law and Society Media Coverage

Q&A: Dean Douglas Sylvester on Arizona State law school’s surprising growth
Thomson Reuters
August 15, 2016 – Douglas Sylvester is dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, which has been rapidly moving up the U.S. News & World Report rankings of nation’s law schools, where it is now no. 25.

Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Unveils New Campus Monday
National Law Journal
August 12, 2016 – Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on Monday officially opens its new $129 million downtown Phoenix campus with the help of the pioneering former U.S. Supreme Court justice for whom the school is named.

First look at new ASU law school building in downtown Phoenix
Arizona Republic
August 12, 2016 – After two years of construction and $129 million, the Arizona Center for Law and Society is ready to open its doors Aug. 15.

ASU’s Law School Set to Open in Downtown
Downtown Phoenix Business Journal
August 12, 2016 – After two years of construction, ASU’s Center for Law and Society, home to the Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law, will officially open in downtown Phoenix on Monday, August 15.

New ASU Law College Building
August 10, 2016 – Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has moved from the Tempe campus to Downtown Phoenix, with a grand opening coming next week.

How a radically open new law school campus hopes to engage the community
August 10, 2016 – The traditional conception of a law school usually conjures up visions of ivy-strewn walls, stuffy libraries, and elaborate Classical architecture.

Legally speaking, we’re almost home
July 26, 2016 – Arizona State University’s law school dean was candid about the transition into his $129 million new digs.

New Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law building unveiled during …
The State Press
March 23, 2016 – Project Manager Lew Laws, of DPR Construction, gives a tour of the Arizona Center for Law and Society to a group of faculty, alumni and staff.

Arizona Center for Law and Society Building – futuristic architecture
March 19, 2016 – With the state of USA’s legal education a hot topic of current debate, Arizona State University is poised to reinvent the law school experience—both in program and design—with its new Arizona Center for Law and Society.

Arizona State Hits Law College Construction Milestone | School …
School Construction News
June 16, 2015 – Nearly a year after Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix beginning construction on its new Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Arizona Center for Law and Society building, the campus community gathered again to mark the project’s topping out.

‘Topping out’ ceremony signals ASU law school’s arrival
June 9, 2015 – Even though the construction of Arizona State University’s new law school is only halfway finished, it was reason for celebration.

Arizona State University to house O’Connor Institute – ABC15 Arizona
Associated Press
Oct 20, 2015 – The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute is getting a new home.

Building the Future Campaign raises over $37M for ASU Law
Jan 8, 2015 – The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has raised more than $37 million, as it enters into the second half of its ambitious five-year fundraising campaign – the first co

ASU, O’Connor break ground on law school –
The Arizona Republic
Nov 13, 2014 – Sandra Day O’Connor had the chance Thursday to size up the future site in downtown Phoenix of the law school that was named in her honor.

ASU law school breaks ground on Downtown Phoenix campus
Nov 13, 2014 – Shovels are in the ground and celebration is in the air as Arizona State University’s new $129 million law school building officially gets under way.

Beus gift to law center reflects affinity for ASU, concern for fellow citizens
Sept 22, 2014 – When Leo and Annette Beus arrived in Arizona in 1970, he was fresh out of law school and the young couple was, he says, “starting out broke.”

ASU law school gets $10M donation, largest in its history
Arizona Republic
Sept 25, 2014 – A prominent local attorney has donated $10 million to help build Arizona State University’s new law school in downtown Phoenix.

Dean discusses new College of Law building on Horizon
PBS Channel 8
Dec 12, 2013 – Douglas Sylvester, dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, recently appeared as a guest on Channel 8’s Horizon.

$129M law school at ASU’s ‘wildly successful’ Phoenix campus to include biggest US nonprofit firm
American Bar Association Journal
Dec 5, 2013 – Unveiled Wednesday on the drawing board, the six-story, 280,000-square-foot complex is expected to be in place by 2016, according to KTAR and the Republic.