Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

The 90-year-old Lawyers Club has been given a new lease on life with a total interior renovation. It's reopening was celebrated August 19, 2013.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Members of the Michigan Law community celebrate the grand reopening of the Lawyers Club following more than a year's worth of interior renovations.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

U-M Board of Regents Chair Andrea Fischer Newman addresses members of the MLaw community gathered for the grand reopening of the Lawyers Club.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Faculty, staff, and friends of the Michigan Law community celebrate the reopening of the Lawyers Club and Charles T. Munger Residences.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Dean Evan Caminker takes a moment to thank to Charles T. Munger for the generous donation that helped give the 90-year-old Lawyers Club new life.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Members of the Michigan Law community line up to tour the newly renovated Lawyers Club and Charles T. Munger Residences.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Dean Evan Caminker reminisces on how fitting it is that upgrades should finish where the Law Quad began nearly a century ago—at the Lawyers Club.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Friends of Michigan Law tour the newly renovated Lawyers Club and Charles T. Munger Residences, which now feature 11 Club Rooms, or student lounges.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

The Lawyers Club and Charles T. Munger Residences now offer 227 fully furnished private rooms, with private or semi-private bathrooms.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Eleven corridor lounges, known as Club Rooms, are new to the Lawyers Club. They are designed to foster community and camaraderie.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Many Club Rooms feature kitchenettes and flat-screen televisions with full audiovisual capabilities.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Some of the unseen elements of the renovation include new plumbing, heating, and ventilation; installation of a high-speed WiFi and swipe-card entry controls; and improvements to safety and accessibility.

Lawyers Club Reopening Celebration, August 19, 2013

Preserving the Lawyers Club’s majestic Collegiate Gothic fašade was a priority in the renovation. The new building was built entirely within the original walls.

A NEW LEASE ON LIFE  At first glance, the Lawyers Club remains a celebrated example of the University of Michigan Law School's Collegiate Gothic style, but following a total interior renovation, made possible in large part by a $20 million gift from Charles T. Munger, HLLD '10, the structure has been transformed into a 21st century living space.

Members of the Michigan Law community and greater University celebrated the structure's grand reopening on August 19, 2013. Nearly a century old, the Lawyers Club now boasts an entirely new interior, which includes 227 fully furnished private rooms, complete with private or semi-private bathrooms, and 11 corridor lounges, known as Club Rooms, which provide space for study groups or social gatherings. Read more on the renovations and reopening celebration.

Photos by Leisa Thompson Photography.

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