MTH Renovation and Expansion Purcell from MTH Short

Cornell Law School to Break Ground for
Building and Expansion Project

Groundbreaking Ceremony To Take Place this Weekend


Ithaca, N.Y.: On June 9, 2012, at 5:15 pm Cornell Law School will be breaking ground for its new expansion and building project. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place in the Purcell Courtyard at Myron Taylor Hall. Cornell University President David J. Skorton, Cornell Law School Dean Stewart J. Schwab and Vice Dean Barbara Holden-Smith will be joined by esteemed alumni and the Cornell Law School faculty for this event.

“As we continue to expand our reach to the farthest corners of the globe, we need a strong foundation here in Ithaca,” said Dean Schwab. “This expansion and renovation will enable the Law School to accommodate the cosmopolitan culture it has created and will continue to grow.”

The Law School has gone through two expansions since Myron Taylor Hall was dedicated in 1932: Hughes Hall in 1963 and the Jane Foster addition in 1988. Today, eighty years after the Myron Taylor Hall dedication, the Law School has 108 faculty, 695 J.D., J.S.D. and LL.M students, forty officially-recognized students groups, eleven faculty-led research centers, initiatives and programs, four student-edited publications, and visiting scholars and exchange students from around the world.

“We are still a small Law School among the elite law schools,” said Dean Schwab. “However, our programs and activities are growing. It has been twenty-five years since we last broke ground at the Law School. It’s time to dig deeper and prepare for the future.”

For more information contact: Kathleen Corcoran at 703/299-6738.