University of South Carolina School of Law Media Day

Today our Executive Director, Megan Seiner, and Director of Marketing, Ashley Pullen, had the opportunity to accompany local media on a tour of the new University of South Carolina School of Law building located on the north edge of campus in the block bounded by Gervais, Bull, Senate and Pickens street. The building broke ground on September 14, 2014 and summer classes will be begin in the new building on May 30.

This 19th-century inspired building is three-stories and features exterior limestone and brick on a granite base, a multi-story grand lobby and a large center courtyard. Inside, the building is home to 17 classrooms that range in size from 20 – 95 seats. There are two dedicated courtrooms, and the 300-seat Karen J. Williams Courtroom also serves as a large classroom and an auditorium for law school and university events.

The first floor features student service offices, a bookstore, a cafe and student common areas for conversation and collaboration. Each of the 26 group study rooms come with a garnet wall that students can use as a dry erase board. The Deans’ administrative offices and faculty offices are on the second floor along with a large reading room and a patio that overlooks the courtyard. The third floor holds the Law School clinics and more faculty offices. The offices for the Pro Bono program, Moot Court and Mock Trial teams, the Student Bar Association and the S.C. Law Review and three other law journals are all located on the second and third floor.

The building is projected to earn a Silver LEED certification for its design, construction, operations and maintenance.

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