Associate Director of Public Service Initiatives Jane Steckbeck gets settled into her new office space on the first floor, alongside the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development’s brand new home.
The Knight Law Center’s first floor remodel is complete and the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development has gradually been moving in throughout the winter intersession.
The new home for the Oregon Law Career Center and law journals is almost complete. The big yellow temporary wall was removed yesterday to reveal a beautiful set of new offices and meeting spaces. All that’s left now are the finishing touches.
A slideshow of images from the University of Oregon School of Law’s first-floor remodel — future home to the school’s Law Review Journals and Career Center!
The law library is remodeling to increase study space on the 3rd and 4th floors. Our goal is provide as much high density quiet study as possible using all available space.
The need to increase study space is urgent because of sustained crowding in the law library. The Law Library has experienced consistently high use over the past 3 years.
The renovations will remove 12 ranges of stacks from the 3rd floor and 9 ranges of stacks from the 4th floor. The result will increase study tables and carrels to the space. Along with adding study space, the 4th floor study areas will be reserved for law students (JD, CRES, LLM) starting today. While all library users may retrieve materials from the 4th floor stacks, non-law students will be requested to limit their studying to the 2nd and 3rd floors.
These steps are being taken in order to continue serving the entire student body while maintaining reliable study space for the law students to comply with ABA Standard 702, which requires a law library to have sufficient seating to meet the needs of the law school’s students and faculty.
Law library faculty and staff appreciate the support of both the UO Libraries and the Law School. The remodel is being funded as we go with collection savings from cancellations of law serials. Please let Mary Ann Hyatt know if you have questions.