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Cartwright renovation close to being finished

The sidewalk outside Drake Law School is lined with new chairs and furniture for use in the new classrooms in Cartwright Hall.

Construction is coming to a close on the extensive renovation of Cartwright Hall, the Law School’s primary classroom, office, and student activity venue.

Construction is scheduled to be finished in time for courses to start on Monday, Aug. 26.

The new atrium has been erected and enclosed, carpet has been laid in the new Commons (the combination of the Noisy Lounge, Quiet Lounge, and outdoor patio area – see right photo), and the classroom furniture is being moved in.

Following graduation, the entire second floor of Cartwright Hall was demolished to the exterior walls. Over the summer two 90-seat classrooms, two 45-seat cluster classrooms, a 40-seat courtroom classroom, a 20-seat seminar room, a central gallery, and the Commons will be built.