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Marquette dedicates new law school building

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Milwaukee, WI – Eckstein Hall, the new home of Marquette University Law School, was dedicated in a September 8 ceremony. US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave the keynote address to 1,500 assembled guests, including all seven members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Other speakers included Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and Marquette President Fr. Robert Wild. In his remarks, Fr. Wild said, “The architecture is splendid; the facilities rise above even our most hopeful expectations, and most important, the many wonderful features of this building will aid us mightily in delivering even better legal education to our students, and in serving more effectively as a resource to the public policy needs of our city and our region.”

Eckstein Hall features a 6,500 square foot conference center, as well as a “library without borders,” which seamlessly integrates the law library on all four floors of the building. The Hall’s cutting-edge broadcast capabilities enable satellite feeds into and out of the building for participation in events worldwide.

Eckstein Hall hosted its first public event – a televised debate between Wisconsin’s two GOP gubernatorial candidates – on August 25.

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