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                                         It is with great gratitude and   Modern technology throughout the building will expand our
                                         enthusiasm that I can say our    teaching capabilities. The building’s distinctive L-shape on the top
                                         University of Houston Law        floors and double-height spaces with large windows accentuate
                                         Center students, faculty and     the architectural design, allowing for abundant natural light and
                                         staff started this fall semester  openness throughout the building.
                                         in the new John M. O’Quinn
                                         Law Building.                    The building features a multi-purpose event room and flexible
                                                                          classroom spaces that allow for greater outreach to the Houston
                                         Our new facility, located        community for clinical services, educational workshops,
                                         at 4170 Martin Luther King       conferences, and judicial proceedings.
                                         Boulevard, reflects the Law
                                         Center’s outstanding caliber     Key amenities of the law building are an all-above-ground, two-
                                         and standing. Throughout our     story library with individual and group study areas, an inviting
                                         75 years, those affiliated with   meditation room for quiet reflection, a dividable courtroom that
                                         the Law Center have worked       can be used as two classrooms, commuter showers with changing
                                         diligently to build an excellent   rooms, a rooftop lounge with dramatic views of the campus and
     program. Today, the Law Center is among the top-tier law schools     the downtown Houston skyline, student lounges, an advocacy
     in the nation with three specialty law programs (intellectual        skills lab, a convenience store and more.
     property, health law and part-time) ranked Top 10 nationally by      The new building is a model for others to follow by ensuring that
     the U.S. News & World Report.                                        each part of the law school community is represented in its very
                                                                          foundation. Our students will be able to project into the future
     At approximately 180,000 square feet, the five-story cantilevered
     John M. O’Quinn Law Building is a striking icon reflecting the       and say to themselves that no matter what their backgrounds,
     Law Center’s prominence and modernity. The More than Bricks          they can be just as successful as our alumni who were able to give
     campaign raised almost $93 million to make this world-class          back financially to their alma mater.
     building possible. Our new law building is the newest law school     Many thanks to all who strived to achieve this monumental
     building in the state and one of the newest in the country.          milestone!

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