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New Spaces for Michigan Law

Building a Dynamic Future

Michigan Law is meeting the needs of 21st-century legal education by extending and enhancing the School’s campus with a new Student Commons and Academic Building. With these additions the Law Quad will be greater than the sum of its parts—dynamic, collegial, and infused with the spirit of community that has always been the hallmark of Michigan Law.

Breaking Ground

The Law School held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on September 11, 2009, during the School's sesquicentennial celebration. Special guests at the ceremony included Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and University President Mary Sue Coleman. Watch a video of the groundbreaking.

The new academic building, as seen from Monroe Street.

We Are Building To
  • Construct contiguous space for our renowned clinical law program, where student attorneys can serve clients in a professional environment
  • Add more learning spaces, of different sizes, that are fully equipped technologically
  • Create more functional gathering spaces for social interaction
  • Offer more meeting space for student life and student organizations on the Quad
  • Provide faculty and staff contemporary workspaces that meet their current needs

Future sites of commons and academic building.





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