Chris Gast

Senior Director of Student Resources; Professor of Practice

Chris Gast is the Senior Director of Students Resources at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Chris serves as a frontline resource for students throughout their academic career. He is directly responsible for orientation and graduation. He also serves as an advisor to Arizona Law clubs and student organizations.

As a navigator of college resources, Chris encourages to students to remember, “if you do not know who to ask or where go, reach out to him.”

In addition to student services, Chris is a Professor of Practice teaching Legal Analysis in the JD Program and American Public Law in the MLS program. 

Chris serves as Co-Chair of the Young Leaders United (YLU) Executive Committee for United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona. He is the past president of the Pima County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, a former Commissioner of the City of Tucson Planning Commission, and a 2021-2022 Fellow in the State Bar of Arizona’s Bar Leadership Institute. 


  • B.A. Arizona State University
  • J.D. University of Arizona College of Law