Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Marquette University Dedicates New Law School Building

Link to September 5 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article, "Marquette University's new building gives law school vital space. High-tech library, moot court, modern media facilities add star power to building".

Excerpt: Thanks in part to a gift from alumni Ray and Kay Eckstein, Marquette no longer has that problem. Marquette's $85 million building is being dedicated Wednesday, filled with a high-tech library, a moot court and broadcast facilities that some television stations would covet. That means a school like Marquette can get a jump in the competition for students and faculty who want the star power a modern building can provide.

"One of the things they look at is the facilities available to them," said Martin, whose school faces legal hurdles before it can break ground on a planned $200 million building. "As you see all of the changes in legal education, you're going to see schools adapt to those changes."

Marquette officials have celebrated the four-story Eckstein Hall as a prominent symbol of the university's effort to play a role in Milwaukee's civic life and to use its legal expertise to confront issues challenging the region

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