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College of Law Launches Capital Campaign for Law Commons

The College of Law is embarking on the public phase of a campaign designed to raise $6 million dollars to go toward an $18 million dollar building and renovation project called the "Law Commons," said Dean Toni Massaro, who announced the campaign. About $13 million has already been committed to the project, including a new $4 million dollar pledge from businessman James E. Rogers, a 1962 UA law graduate and the namesake of the college. The Steele Foundation recently pledged another $1 million for the creation of a new law library within the Law Commons, to bear the name of Phoenix attorney Dan Cracchiolo, a 1952 UA law graduate. College officials have been exploring the feasibility of new construction for about five years because, Dean Massaro said, "Even with recent significant renovations to existing law buildings, made possible by generous private donors, we have simply outgrown the law campus. While the number of law students enrolled here has remained fairly stable over the last decade, technological changes have revolutionized the practice of law, and so we need to change the ways we educate and train future lawyers." Groundbreaking for the Law Commons is tentatively scheduled for 2008. More general information can be found in the press release, while more specific information can be found at www.law.arizona.edu/lawcommons. Posted Wednesday, November 3, 2004. Updated Thursday, November 4, 2004. Updated Monday, August 16, 2005.


Posted:09/20/2005