For the first time in Georgia State University history, the school's future litigators and law professors will have their very own digs. A groundbreaking is scheduled tomorrow for the new GSU College of Law, a modernistic 200,000 square-foot structure to rise about a block from Woodruff Park downtown. Highlights will include 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, a 230-seat "formal moot courtroom" and a "law library of the future." The building looks pretty compelling, from an exterior aesthetics standpoint.
The sustainable building will take shape at the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue and Park Place, basically in the shadow of the stair-stepped Georgia-Pacific tower. For the last 30 years, GSU's law program has been stuffed into the school's Urban Life Building, which was never intended to support legal studies. Officials expect classrooms to open for the fall semester in 2015.