Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Penn State Law

Penn State Law, originally uploaded by M. Rosenberg.

Watching the transformation of the Penn State campus is amazing to me, and I've been gone less than ten years. I can only imagine what my parents think when they compare campus to their time at Dear Old State.

This is the Katz Building, which houses the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Had this building (and a State College campus) existed when I was applying to law schools, my life may have turned out quite differently.

From Wikipedia: The Lewis Katz Building in University Park, Pennsylvania, opened for classes on January 9, 2009. The $60 million, 114,000 square-foot building is the first academic facility to be built on the west side of Park Avenue, opposite from Penn State’s main campus. It is adjacent to the Penn State Arboretum.

The Lewis Katz Building is LEED certified and equipped with advanced high definition digital audiovisual telecommunications capacity that enables the real-time delivery of classes and programs between the law school’s Carlisle and University Park campuses and other collaborative projects and programs with schools and institutions worldwide. The second floor includes the glass-enclosed library, with a two-story information commons, four group study rooms and 11 offices among the features. Library spaces comprise about 50 percent of the building.

In 2009, Judge D. Brooks Smith used the Lewis Katz Building's courtroom to hear an oral argument to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to the courtroom, the Katz Building includes a 250-seat auditorium, four specially designed 75-person classrooms, several seminar rooms, and a highly advanced “board room” permitting electronic “face-to-face” contact with meeting participants worldwide.

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