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. With its move from ASU’s Tempe campus, the law school, its students and faculty will be placed right in the heart of Arizona’s legal, political and economic hubs.

ASU Center for Law and Society

ASU Center for Law and Society. Photo by Courtney McCune.

The six-story, 280,000 square foot, $129 million state-of-the art building was designed to foster engagement between the organizations it houses and the downtown community in which they reside. While certain areas will be reserved for student use, other parts of the building like the law library, conference rooms and outdoor common spaces will be available for public use.

The project was designed with sustainability in mind by Ennead Architects and Jones Studio, with DPR Construction serving as lead builder.

ASLC courtyard

Snell & Wilmer Plaza at Arizona Center for Law and Society.

Along with the law school, the building will also be home to The Ross-Blakely Law Library, The McCain Institute for International Leadership, The Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, The ASU Alumni Law Group, as well as an outpost of the ASU Bookstore and a restaurant and public courtyard.

Located at 111 E. Taylor Street, it is the latest addition to ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus, which was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since then with the addition of colleges, including The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and The College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

The Arizona Center for Law and Society will officially open its doors to the public with an open house event on August 15 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.