Our Beautiful New Law School

We have reopened the law tower after a total renovation, and it looks beautiful! From the completely refurbished Barristers Hall on the 1st floor to the modern classrooms on the 4th floor, from the spacious courtrooms on the 6th and 7th floors to the sleek career development interview rooms on the 8th floor, we are still marveling at the transformation of the 50-year-old law tower.

The sixth floor hosts the largest moot courtroom in the complex.

The sixth floor hosts the largest moot courtroom in the complex.

Even the exterior looks brand new: every window has been replaced, all the concrete surfaces have been repaired and cleaned, and the once-faded red and green panels have been restored to their original colors.

Now that the tower has been renovated and “re-attached” to the brand new Sumner M. Redstone Building on the lower five floors, we have a spacious, modern law school that houses all of our classrooms, courtrooms, faculty and administrative offices, law libraries, and law journals.

The Butler Atrium and McCausland Commons have become popular gathering places for students and faculty. And the 15 group study rooms located throughout the law school will provide many options for students preparing for classes and exams in the coming years.

My office is now located on the 11th floor, along with the Development & Alumni Relations Office. And our faculty have moved into their new offices on floors 13-16. I invite you to attend our open house on Friday, September 25 at 11 am to take a tour of our entire law school complex, which encompasses the Redstone Building and the law tower.

I also encourage you to join us that day at 3 pm for the dedication of the Samuel M. Fineman Law Library in honor of former BU Law Dean William Schwartz and his wife Bernice. Our students benefit immensely from being able to study and conduct research in this modern new library.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the fundraising campaign for our new law school facility. We couldn’t have done it without you! I’d also like to recognize the excellent work of the Bruner/Cott architectural firm and the Skanska construction team. They designed and built a beautiful new home for BU Law, which we will enjoy for many years to come.

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