“For Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2014 will bring profound change as we move to a new location; forge new cross-disciplinary partnerships with Quinnipiac’s schools of medicine, business and education; and deepen our existing partnerships with the profession. All of these changes will enable us more effectively to pursue our mission: educating the whole lawyer to understand and serve the whole client,” she wrote.
Among the highlights:
- Our new law center will encompass more than 150,000 square feet on three floors. It will provide 40 percent more space for our clinical programs.
- Our new library will feature a two-story atrium and three reading rooms (including one devoted to our alumni) and a beautiful “Library Commons” we expect to serve as an intellectual center of gravity to host trainings and workshops.
- Our new 180-seat, two-tiered courtroom with judges’ chambers and jury deliberation room will accommodate our trial advocacy courses and mock trial teams and provide a comfortable space for conferences and symposia, many co-sponsored by groups from the practicing bar.
- In March, our Health Law Journal will host a symposium on Public Health and Gun Violence. Plans are also underway for the eighth Speziale Symposium on alternative dispute resolution, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation. It will be held in collaboration with Quinnipiac’s schools of medicine, nursing and health sciences, and will focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution in health care.
- Building upon two successful 24-hour retreats at which small groups of second- and third-year law students explored the integration of personal and professional values, we will host a day-long retreat for first-year students at which they can reflect upon the ways law school has influenced their personality, inter-personal relationships and moral problem-solving.
“We expect our building dedication ceremony in the fall of 2014 to be an inspiring gathering of our alumni and friends,” she wrote. “At Quinnipiac, we welcome the ideas, guidance and instruction that the practicing bar can offer us. And we ask the bar of Connecticut to take up this project of educating tomorrow’s lawyers with us – both while they are enrolled in law school and beyond.”
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