Author Gary Stuart tells the important story of how a small but committed group of inaugural faculty created a law school out of the ether. A law school that over the next 50 years would become a national leader on legal and educational reform. Stuart describes the book, "A story about launching a legacy-fifty years in the making, one lawyer at a time." His book is a clear and cohesive account of the importance and need for the rule of law, advanced by well-trained lawyers, thoughtful judges, and legal scholars. This book is chock full of facts and heretofore-undisclosed history. More than 8,000 students have graduated in the last fifty years. Today, in its new home, the Beus Center for Law & Society, in downtown Phoenix, the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law fosters collaboration among ASU, the bench and bar, and all facets of industry, helping make Phoenix the fastest-growing and most innovative-friendly city in the country. As the book makes clear, there truly is not another law school in the world like the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.
MICHAEL CROW, PRESIDENT, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY