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Law Schools Opt for Downtown Locations Closer to the Legal Action

Posted Nov 1, 2012 5:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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It’s become something of a trend: Law schools are moving to downtown locations where they are closer to courts and businesses.

The Oklahoma City University School of Law is the latest to opt for a move, the National Law Journal reports. It will relocate to a former high school building downtown.

Law dean Valerie Couch explained why. “Locating a law school in the heart of a thriving downtown community puts our students in close contact with the world they will be working in once they graduate," she told the NLJ.

The article identified other schools that have moved to or opened in “downtown digs” in preferred locations, or that are planning to do so: Concordia University School of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, Charlotte School of Law, the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, the University of South Carolina School of Law, and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

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