Jalayne J. Arias


Jalayne Arias graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2008 with a Certificate in Health Law. At graduation, Arias was awarded the Order of the Barrister and the Dean’s Award, and as a student, she won first place in the Oplinger Closing Argument Competition in 2007, was a Pedrick Scholar and the Jonathan Paul Schubert Memorial Fund Recipient, and she received the Cal Udall Memorial Scholarship. Arias participated in a Personalized Medicine research cluster, was a captain and organizer of the American Association for Justice’s Traveling Mock Trial Team, and was involved with the American Health Lawyer’s Association, the Arizona Justice Project, and the Women Law Students’ Association.

Before joining the College of Law in 2010, Arias was an associate with Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Phoenix, where she assisted with bad faith litigation, media and communications law, tax litigation and non-profit organization tax advice. She also is a former research assistant for the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, where she conducted research under the supervision of the late Daniel Strouse, a longtime professor at the College of Law. There, she contributed to Public Health Law: A Judicial Reference Guide for Arizona, a project of the University of Louisville which was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Assistant: Sonja Quinones

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., International Studies, Pepperdine University (2005)

J.D., Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (2008)