Wilmington University

Law school facility is under construction at Wilmington University

Jan. 29, 2024
The $23 million facility on the Wilmington, Delaware, campus, will provide a home for the newly established law school.

Wilmington University in Wilmington, Delaware, has broken ground on two buildings on its Brandywine Campus--a convocation center and a facility to house its new law school.

Delaware Public Radio reports that the 52,000-square-foot law school facility will be able to accommodate up to 525 law students when it is completed in July 2025.

Wilmington University’s new School of Law accepted its first class of 20 students this fall.

The building will have a three-story glass atrium, student lounges on every floor, two mock trial rooms, and plenty of space for studying.

“We have four different classrooms--three hold 65 students and one holds 90," says Law School Dean Phillip Closius. "It’s tiered, it has every buzz and whistle you can have in modern technology- powerpoints, interactive things.

The estimated cost for the law school building is $23 million.

An 85,000-square-foot, $48 million convocation Center is also on the way.

“We will finally be able to host our commencement ceremonies and other large events on our campus on days and times that are convenient for us,” said University President LaVerne Harmon. “The center will also include a second wing for our criminal justice institute."

Completion of the convocation center also is scheduled for July 2025.



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