McGeorge School of Law

Legal Studies Center Project Nears Completion

June 6, 2011

Concrete-signing party

A concrete-signing party in late spring brought students, faculty and alumni out to see the construction of the Legal Studies Center in its final stages.

McGeorge School of Law students, faculty and staff participated in a concrete-signing party on April 29, 2011, marking another milestone in the construction of the new Legal Studies Center that will house the Gordon D. Schaber Law Library.

More than 350 people attended the reception, which was held in the large, two-story addition where the old library's reference desks and California room once stood. The $10 million LSC project is moving into its final stages and is expected to open its doors in mid-August 2011. Construction workers are busy installing floor-to-ceiling windows around the Hugh & Hazel Darling Grand Salon, named for the foundation that gave the key gift to the project's capital campaign. A grand-opening celebration is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.

Several areas of the new structure have been completed and already bear the names of alumni, organizations and community patrons, including: The McGeorge Rugby Room, the Alumni Board Courtyard, and the John and Vinton Hawkins Study Room, named for the 1975 alumnus and his son, who was a member of the Class of 1988. A Nevada Room to honor the school's 600-plus alumni of the Silver State is also near completion.

Many naming opportunities remain. Please contact Director of Development Dori Dennis Moorehead, '94 at 916.739.7300 to inquire about putting the name of your law firm or organization on a facility that will serve law students and legal professionals for generations to come.