Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Arizona Legal Center

Arizona Legal Center

Learn more about your impact

Arizona incarcerates more people per capita than any other Western state and ranks sixth in the country. The Post-Conviction Clinic investigates claims of wrongful conviction and manifest injustice from prisoners convicted of crimes in Arizona.

Post-conviction work is a specialized practice area that delves into both fundamental and nuanced aspects of criminal law and criminal procedure — one that is becoming increasingly vital. More than 400 prisoners nationwide have been exonerated either in full or in part by DNA testing, and more than 1,500 people have been exonerated by other means. Your support helps cover the cost of legal fees, DNA testing and other services provided by the clinic.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state’s public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

The reward in giving to ASU comes back time and time again. And it’s so great to be able to see what they do. They want to bless the lives of other people and improve the lives of other people."

ASU donor Annette Beus

who, with her late husband Leo, has given gifts to advance legal education, the sciences, student scholarships and more

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