Beus Center for Law and Society
The Beus Center for Law and Society building brings the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law from Tempe, where it was located for nearly 50 years, to the Downtown Phoenix campus, and closer to the legal, political and economic heart of Arizona.
Opened for the fall 2016 semester, the $130 million Beus Center for Law and Society aims to connect the community, as much as students, to the law and justice. Named for attorney Leo Beus and his wife, Annette, the six-story, 280,000-square-foot center features a courtyard, an expansive atrium and public spaces that are meant to encourage that openness.
In addition to the law college, the BCLS building houses the Ross-Blakley Law Library, a bookstore and a cafe, and includes space for two think tanks, several cross-disciplinary centers and the ASU Alumni Law Group, the nation’s first non-profit, privately financed teaching law firm.