Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

5 who work for social justice honored with MLK awards at ASU

The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to cultivate integrity in our lives along with happiness, according to Neal Lester, the founding director of Project Humanities at Arizona State University.

“I’m continually trying to respond to his call for maintaining integrity and truth that he framed as justice, peace and the social transformation and reclamation of our individual and shared humanity,” said Lester, a Foundation Professor of English at ASU.

ASU, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians celebrate generous gift to California Center, ASU Law Indian Legal Program

In a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 29, Arizona State University celebrated San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ significant role in establishing the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles, located at the historic Herald Examiner building. San Manuel’s contribution also provided support for the Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance programs at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.

ASU supports veterans as they compete for prestigious fellowships

Angel Orozco is already devoted to service by being a member of the Arizona Army National Guard. He would like to continue with a career in service, and the Arizona State University student is getting support in pursuing that.

Orozco is competing for two fellowships that would pay for his graduate education and give him a head start on a career path. And ASU’s Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement has been an enormous help in the rigorous application process.

Author Jonathan Rauch to confront conspiracy theories, fake news and more at Oct. 28 ASU event

Almost a year into the new administration, millions of Republicans still believe (falsely) that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election while many Democrats believe (falsely) that Republicans stole the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race. The accusations are fueled by conspiracy theories, trolling, name-calling and disinformation, contributing to the fracturing of the country. Today, Americans can’t agree on even basic facts.

President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to receive 2021 O’Connor Justice Prize

Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito, president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, has been named the seventh recipient of the O’Connor Justice Prize. She was the first female professor at the University of Costa Rica Law School, founded the Human Rights Institute of Costa Rica and has served as the minister of justice of Costa Rica and as a judge on three international tribunals.

ASU's First Amendment Clinic executive director receives Freedom of Information Award

Gregg Leslie, executive director of the First Amendment Clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and a faculty affiliate at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association for his advocacy for First Amendment freedoms.