Located Downtown- by all the firms and courthouses.
Very regional (AZ) employment outcomes.
Lack of corporate based clinics.Comments
Decide where you want to end up before committing to a school. If you want to work in big law outside of AZ, it will be tough to find employment.Would You Recommend
small intimate classes, many clinical opportunities, incredible amount of support from staff and alumni, work/clerk in large city forums near school. great clinical programs, just added holistic approach family law center. fantastic law of science and technology certificate and clinic. many 1L summers spent studying abroad.Quality of Life
biggest bargain in law today especially for in-state students. great campus and attached to the 5th largest city in the usa so lots of opportunities. great resources with many full time IT staff, computer labs, etc dedicated to the law school.Admissions
Above average LSAT's and GPA's, approx 20% or so acceptance rate. Very focused on unique or non-standard students. i.e. about half the class does not intend to start on the standard large firm partner track at graduation. many go into public service, government, and business. therefore heavy focus on the personal statement as an indicator in how that student would complete the class.Level
The quality of the classes at ASU are extremely unique, in a way that professors come across as being able to communicate theoretical teachings in a very practical way, allowing for an easier transition into actual practice of the law. They are very accessible and hands on in their teaching, and make themselves available the best they can. Every single one of my professors this past year had an "Open Door" policy for their students.Admissions
The admissions process at my school is one in which a well-rounded view of one's application is taken into consideration.Although LSAT scores and GPA are weighed heavily as considerations, the personal statement and the resume, work and life experiences are looked at very closely.Level
Available professors, small class size, tons of clinics, externships, and practical work opportunities.Quality of Life
Fun, tuition is reasonable, students are laid-back, easy going, and ready to lend a hand.Admissions
Admissions office reviews every application in its entirety, it does not throw out applications based on a certain GPA or LSAT score. Likewise, it does not automatically admit students based solely on GPA or LSAT score. Transcripts, personal statement, LSAT required, letters of recommendation are optional.Level
The academics seem fairly solid. Just about all of the prof's are Ivy educated and some came here later in their careers after teaching at Top schools. Small class sizes were in when I was in school, although the Dean seems to be doing away with that with his trend toward more students (ie more $). Most 1L classes are still socractic, although relatively mild at that. I loved the law and science programs. If it were not for those classes, I would have transferred after finding out I was a top student after 1L year.Quality of Life
Great place to go to school with wonderful classmates. The school is right on the Tempe campus, which is pleasant. Plenty of places to eat around here. I will be sorely disappointed if the school moves downtown. I feel generally pretty safe.Admissions
ASU uses LSAC/LSDAS and seems to be a pretty standard application process save for the "holistic approach" the admissions committee takes toward application review. Although it seems like everything is the same from the student's end, it does seem that the review committee looks at everything more equally in spite of a crappy LSAT score.Graduation Year