The Oklahoma City University School of Law will host an open house to welcome all alumni, students, friends and supporters to view the future home of the university’s law school. In October, the University announced plans to relocate the law school downtown into the former Central High School at 800 N. Harvey, with hopes of opening for classes following renovations in 2014.
The open house will be held on April 10, 2013 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the move and provide guided tours for guests, showcasing renovation plans for the building. The event will feature Oklahoma Speaker of the House and law alumnus T.W. Shannon ‘04, and Chairman of the OCU Board of Trustees and former Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick.
“We are extremely enthusiastic to open the doors of the future law school. This magnificent building has played an important role in the history of Oklahoma City and is about to do so again. It is an exciting development to have our city’s law school be located in heart of downtown,” said Dean Valerie K. Couch. “This move will not only benefit our students, it will bring new life to a building meant to be a school.”
The historic Gothic-style building was constructed in 1910 and is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. It has approximately 177,000 square feet. The structure was designed by Solomon Andrew Layton, who designed many other significant buildings in the state including the State Capitol, the Skirvin Hotel and structures on the Oklahoma City University campus.
Media are invited to join us for the open house and to tour the facility before the renovations begin. To confirm your attendance, please contact Brook Arbeitman.