In a meeting yesterday, the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees discussed and ultimately voted against moving the College of Law to The Banks development in downtown Cincinnati, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The University had been exploring the move since February when the Board approved a closer look into the possibility of relocation downtown, as we discussed earlier this year.
The Board approved $1 million yesterday to study the costs and other associated issues with renovating the building or constructing a new law school on campus. The current building, the Enquirer reports, was constructed in the 1920s and renovated in the 1960s and 1980s. Law School Dean Jennifer Bard has stated that the existing facility is inadequate and that "students and faculty want a new building that is designed as a law school for today and the next 50 to 100 years." Board Chair Rob Richardson cited collaboration between disciplines and being part of a large campus community as important advantages to keeping the school on campus.
See the Enquirer article for more details about the proposed move that failed and what the next steps will be.
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