The State Bar Association of North Dakota Summer 2014 Gavel Magazine - Page 27

LAW SCHOOL ANNOUNCES BUILDING The key features of the addition are directly related to the student educational experience. These include a new classroom wing with a “case study” classroom and a seminar classroom, as well as a new modern, state-of-the-art teaching courtroom. Renovation priorities also focus on the student experience and include a completely renovated legal clinic, a new adaptable classroom for varied and innovative teaching and learning, and an improved student life center for student support functions from recruitment and admissions through career placement. The first floor of the law library will be transformed into an information commons, while other renovations throughout the library will increase student study and work space. Jack Marcil of Fargo has made the first major gift to the Building Fund. The UND School of Law is at a historic crossroads. To timely and cost-effectively complete all of the student-centered priorities of the law school building project, in both the addition and the renovation, the School of Law needs the immediate financial support of its alumni and friends to reach $2.5 million in private giving toward the building project. The state appropriation, combined with your generous The UND School of Law has created a support, will ensure that the Building Fund for alumni and friends to law school continues to serve contribute to the success of the Law School students and our state for building project. This historic project marks generations to come. If you only the second major construction project, would like to make a donation after the law library addition in 1973, in the to the Building Fund, law school’s more than 100 Financial support or are interested in years of existence. possible naming from alumni and opportunities, please Though the North Dakota friends is critical to contact either Dean Legislature generously ensuring the future Kathryn Rand appropriated $11.4 million at 701.777.2104 toward the building project, success of the or rand@law. rising construction costs und.edu or Mark School of Law. across the state have impacted Brickson, Director of the project’s budget. The Development, at 800.543.8764 Legislative Budget Section recently raised the or markb@undfoundation.org. total project budget to $14.4 million, which You can also visit the bui