The Arizona Republic reports that university officials made public its plans this week at a Phoenix city council subcommittee meeting.
School officials also announced plans to build a six-story, $120 million facility.
University officials say they hope to open the Arizona Center for Law and Society in 2016, but they need to overcome a few more hurdles before they finalize the deal. Phoenix would initially provide the land, a block near Polk and First streets, for free for the first 10 years and contribute $12 million to the project, but the city must still approve the plan.
The project will cost ASU $100 million to $120 million.