The Global Rule of Law & Governance Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, developed in partnership with the McCain Institute for International Leadership, is an academic and experiential learning program designed to prepare students for jobs that promote justice, human rights, sustainable economic development, and equality under the law across the globe.

Based in Washington and Phoenix, the Rule of Law & Governance Program teaches students about the development of rule of law and good governance in transitional and post-conflict states. Led by Distinguished Professor of Practice Clint Williamson, former U.S. Ambassador for War Crimes Issues, and Professor Julia Fromholz, former Senior Director of Rule of Law at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, this program offers courses taught by faculty members with years of practical experience and prepares graduates for international development and policy jobs in the public and private sectors.

The program is open to candidates for a JD, Master of Laws (LLM), or Master of Legal Studies (MLS). JD students may take courses in Phoenix and in Washington, while LLM and MLS students earn the one-year degree in Washington. All students will benefit from challenging and enriching academic and field experiences, allowing students to obtain valuable skills and expertise from leaders in the field while earning a degree from a world-class law school.

If you have questions about ASU Law or the Rule of Law & Governance Program, please contact Andrew Jaynes, Executive Director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs, at [email protected] or 480-965-8238, or David Campbell, Rule of Law & Governance Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 202-596-3432.

For more information on the Rule of Law & Governance Program, download the program overview or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.