College of Law to break ground on new building

The Georgia State University College of Law is set to break ground on a new building this September 12 after thirty years in the Urban Life Building.

But, now and for the first time, there will be a building solely dedicated to the College of Law located at 81 Park Place.

“We are excited to break ground on a building that will transform our school and our role in the community,” Dean Steven J. Kaminshine said. “Our new building is testament to the dedication of our faculty and university leadership as well as the faith of the Georgia General Assembly, Board of Regents and governor.”

Construction will begin this fall and the building is set to debut in the fall of 2015.

Estimated cost of construction, furnishing and technology will be about $82.5 million.

The state budget included $58.8 million in bonds for construction, while remaining funding came from private contributors like the Robert W. Woodruff foundation that granted the school $5 million.

The designing phase lasted from the spring of 2011 to the fall of 2012. The building will include a 2-floor library, a 230-seat auditorium and courtrooms where incoming law students can practice their skills.

There will also be a conference center with break rooms, a cafe area and a lounge area in the library.

Groundbreaking for the new building will be open to the public.

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