Interim Dean, Zak Kramer talking at 2022 Gold 'n Gavel

Zak Kramer
Interim Dean

Dear Friends,

Since 2013, the annual Gold ’n Gavel Auction and Reception at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has been a wonderful opportunity for us to get together to celebrate ASU Law’s many achievements, all while raising money for our students and programs.

We were so grateful to be able to host you in-person last year for the first time since 2019, and we cannot wait to celebrate with you again at the 2022 Gold ’n Gavel, set for Friday, November 18 at our Beus Center for Law and Society in downtown Phoenix.

In spite of the many challenges we have all faced these past two years, ASU Law has remained steadfast in our commitment to put our students first and provide the best law school experience possible, while serving our global community.

That is why we chose this year’s Gold ’n Gavel theme to be “Make a Difference,” because it truly reflects what ASU Law strives to do every day – to make a difference for our students, the future of the legal profession, and the communities we serve.

And we couldn’t accomplish any of it without your generosity and support.

Thanks to your donations and involvement, Gold ‘n Gavel has raised nearly $700,000. These contributions help to make it possible for ASU Law to award every first-year JD student a scholarship – in addition to funding other scholarships, fellowships and experiential learning opportunities – so that our students can focus on their studies while gaining the practical skills they need to land their ideal jobs.

And we know there is even more we can do – but we can’t do it alone. As an elite public law school with limited public funding, we need your ongoing support. ASU Law faculty and staff are relentlessly dedicated to continuing to provide our students with unparalleled opportunities to help them pursue their passions, all while keeping the cost of attending law school as affordable as possible.

For this year’s event, our goal is to raise $100,000, and you can help us reach this milestone by sponsoring the event or by making a financial contribution. Contact Austin Prutch at or 480-965-8425 for more details.

My heartfelt thanks for all that you do to make ASU Law the amazing place it is. We hope you will continue to invest in our students and our community. And let me say again – we cannot wait to see you on November 18!


Interim Dean Zak Kramer
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law