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Sandra Day O'Connor: Her Life and Legacy: Named Places

Portrait of Sandra Day O’Connor by Michael Shane Neal commissioned by her law clerks. The portrait hangs in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in Phoenix, Arizona

It's great to be the first, but you don't want to be the last, O'Connor said. Now that burden falls on you. This is the first law school to be named for a woman, and I don't want it to be the last. - Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, former Dean Trish White, and ASU President Michael M. Crow at the renaming celebration on November 17, 2006.

I’m speechless. I’m also overwhelmed and greatly honored by having this law school named for me. There are about 190 law schools in the United States, almost four per state, two in the state of Arizona, and none of these many law schools until now named for a woman. That’s a big step for the law school to take and I am truly honored to have it bear my name. - Sandra Day O'Connor