Join the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute to celebrate the Inaugural Sandra Day O’Connor Day on September 25th, the day the first woman, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn into the Supreme Court of the United States.

In recognition of the day and her accomplishments, including being the first female majority leader in the Arizona State Senate, Governor Doug Ducey issued a proclamation establishing September 25, 2018, as Sandra Day O’Connor Day.

“There has been no greater champion for the things we value most as a society — justice, equality and the rule of law — than Sandra Day O’Connor,” said Dean Doug Sylvester, ASU Law. “She grew up in a much different world, but her brilliance, perseverance and principled leadership helped reshape it for the better. It is an incredible honor to be able to pay tribute to her legacy and civic contributions on the anniversary of her swearing in to the Supreme Court.”

“The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute thanks Governor Ducey for recognizing the historic contributions of Justice O’Connor to our state and nation. We are delighted to collaborate with the law school that bears her name to honor Justice O’Connor,” stated Sarah Suggs, president and CEO of the O’Connor Institute.

To pay tribute to Justice O’Connor’s distinguished career and legacy, there will be a roundtable discussion with a few of Justice O’Connor’s former court clerks. They include:

  • Hon. Ruth McGregor, former chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
  • Charles Blanchard, former general counsel of the U. S. Army and Air Force
  • RonNell Andersen Jones, professor of law, University of Utah

This event is open to the public. All guests must RSVP, as seating will be limited. If you are unable to attend, the event will be live-streamed: