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Building for Your Future

College of Law Expansion & Redesign

WVU College of Law is undergoing an ambitious $26 million expansion and redesign project that will provide exceptional opportunities and experiences for its students, faculty, and clients in a state-of-the-art facility. It is the future of legal education.

30,000-square feet of additional space was completed in spring 2014. This includes classrooms, the John W. Fisher II Courtroom, the Hazel Ruby McQuain Dean’s Suite, conference rooms, a multi-purpose event hall, a faculty office wing, and offices for the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. A distinguished new entrance welcomes visitors and a rooftop garden (above the new law clinics’ wing) creates a distinct outdoor venue.

WVU Law's clinical law program—Land Use & Sustainability, Supreme Court, Child & Family, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Immigration, Tax, Innocence Project, and General Civil Practice—is housed in its own wing to better serve the public while enriching student experience..

Renovations over the next two years (during the summer and winter breaks) will result in redesigned and better-purposed space of the existing building. This includes additional meeting/interview rooms and centralized student services.

The George R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library will be redesigned, creating a 21st century learning space. The student services center, the Center for Law & Public Service, and the Center for Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing will be housed in new offices. 

New technology essential to the future practice of law is being installed throughout the law school. The expansion and renovation project is also creating an environmentally friendly building that’s a sustainable design.

This expansion and redesign project is being funded 50/50 by state and private support.

For more information about the expansion and our new building plans, keep an eye on this page for updates. Donors interested in helping make a contribution to our new facilities can visit our donor page for information.

Architects: Strada, LLC | Construction: Landau Building Co.

The first phase of the College of Law’s $26 million expansion and renovation was completed in spring 2014, adding an additional 30,000 square feet the law school. Landscaping and streetscaping was completed in summer 2014. The two-year renovation phase begins in May 2015.