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"Joe and Loretta Scott Hall marks an exciting new chapter in the life of our School of Law ... another significant SLU investment in our St. Louis Metropolitan Region."
Saint Louis University Celebrates Opening of New School of Law Building

September 5, 2013 — Saint Louis University opened the Joe and Loretta Scott Hall, which will house SLU’s nationally ranked School of Law, in downtown St. Louis on August 16. The new law school building marked the university’s return to its downtown roots.

"Joe and Loretta Scott Hall marks an exciting new chapter in the life of our School of Law," said university president Jesuit Father Lawrence Biondi. "It also reflects another significant SLU investment in our St. Louis Metropolitan Region."

Along with members of the SLU community, local civic leaders and other dignitaries were on hand to celebrate Scott Hall’s opening at a building blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

"Today we celebrate a new Saint Louis University investment in our city and a commitment that's tremendous," said St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay, a 1980 graduate of SLU's law school. "I expect this investment to add to the vitality of this part of our city."

School of Law Dean Michael Wolff, J.D., a former chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, noted the school’s location in “the heart of the legal community downtown” and its strategic proximity to court buildings, many top law firms and government offices and agencies. "Our move to this downtown location is not just a change of location and an upgrade to a state-of-the art new facility, but a profound transformation in our ability to teach, to learn and to become fully integrated within the legal profession," Wolff said.

Three SLU law alumni who are now Missouri elected officials — Rep. Mike Colona, Sen. Joseph Keaveny and Sen. Eric Schmitt — presented resolutions from the Missouri General Assembly that honor the history, tradition and many accomplishments of the School of Law.

SLU began as a small college nearly 200 years ago on land where the Gateway Arch now stands. The school's current campus is located several miles west of the central city in midtown St. Louis. [Saint Louis University, Daily Journal]





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