BCLS South Facade

About the Library

The Ross-Blakley Law Library resides in the Beus Center for Law and Society in Phoenix, Arizona. The Ross-Blakley Law Library fulfills the educational information needs of the faculty and students of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. We have built a superlative collection of legal and interdisciplinary research resources necessary to support our faculty and students. We maintain a collection of primary authority and secondary source materials. Some collection emphases include Indian Law and English Legal History. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable staff to support the research needs of all our patrons. 

William C. Blakley and John J. Ross

The Law Library is named in memory of William C. Blakley, a 1971 graduate of the Arizona State University Law School and member of the law firm of Mohr, Hackett, Pederson, Blakley, Randolf & Haga PC at the time of his death, and John J. Ross, a graduate of Harvard Law School and senior partner of Brown & Bain PA at the time of his death. The former Law Library building was made possible by an almost unprecedented capital campaign spearheaded by Sue Ross and Lynn Blakley Grant, and generously supported by a large number of individuals, law firms and organizations. Visitors may view a portrait of William C. Blakley and John J. Ross at the Law Library Circulation Desk. 

About the Beus Center for Law and Society (BCLS)

In June 2016 the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and the Ross-Blakley Law Library moved to the Beus Center for Law and Society in Downtown Phoenix. The building space uses form and function to connect students, visitors, and the general public to the role of justice in society. The BCLS was designed to be inviting, engaging, and accessible to everyone who is interested in learning about the law, its effect on our daily lives, and the many services and resources available through ASU and other BCLS partners.

Plans for the BCLS were unveiled on December 2013. Construction on the six-story, $129 million building began in the summer of 2014. ASU Law students will find their learning experiences and opportunities enhanced by being steps away from the legal, political, and economic heart of Arizona in the nation’s sixth-largest city. This move to downtown Phoenix makes it easier for students to network with alumni and other experts, as well as prospective employers.