St. Louis (KSDK) - Saint Louis University announced Tuesday morning plans to move their Law School into a donated building in downtown St. Louis.
The building, located at 100 N. Tucker, was donated by Joe H. Scott Sr., founder and owner of Scott Properties. In recognition of this donation, SLU plans to name the building the Joe and Loretta Scott Law Center.
With nearly half of the practicing attorneys in St. Louis being alumni of the law school, University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., says "This historic move will strengthen our ability to educate the next generation of legal leaders in St. Louis and beyond."
The move will make SLU the largest educational institution in downtown St. Louis, with it's more than 1,100 students, faculty and staff.
"Thanks to generosity of Joe and Loretta Scott, we can now realize our dream of creating a modern space that reflects the outstanding teaching and scholarship taking place in our School of Law," says Biondi.
The new location will put the Law School within walking distance of the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse and the Civil Courts.
Target completion date on design and construction is early August 2012, in time for students to begin the 2012-2013 academic school year in the new building.
Published by John Brueggemann