Future Building

College of Law Expansion & Redesign

Building for the Future

WVU College of Law has broken ground on 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 law center.

30,000-square feet of additional space will house new classrooms, an additional (third) courtroom, conference and interview rooms, distance education facilities, a multi-purpose event space, a faculty wing, and the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. 

WVU Law's clinical law programs—including Land Use & Sustainability, Supreme Court, Child & Family, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Immigration, Tax, Innocence Project, and General Civil Practice—will be moved into a dedicated wing that will better serve the public while enriching student practice.

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. 

Technology essential to the future practice of law will be installed throughout the building. A bold, new entrance will welcome visitors and a grand terrace will create a distinct outdoor venue. The law center will also be environmentally friendly, meeting LEED standards.

This expansion and redesign project is being funded 50/50 by state and private support. Major phases of the construction are scheduled to be completed in spring 2014 with additional interior renovations finished two years after that..

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 donator page for information, as well as a list of our current donors.

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