King Hall Improvements Continue: Upgraded Classrooms Open to Students
UC Davis School of Law students are now attending classes in newly upgraded classrooms on King Hall's second floor as work continues to upgrade the previously existing Law School building to complement the new, state-of-the-art expansion wing, which opened to faculty and students last fall.
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The second-story classrooms have been renovated to match the layout and technological capacity of those in the new east wing, including a "horseshoe" seating configuration and shallower vertical drop from the back of the room to the front to create an enhanced feeling of intimacy. The corridor outside the upstairs classrooms also has been significantly upgraded and newly opened to natural light.
The project is part of an $18 million-plus effort to renovate the "old" King Hall with significant improvements to classrooms, study areas, the student lounge, student organization offices, the Mabie Law Library, and other key facilities. The building's lower floor also will be renovated to include expanded office spaces for student organizations, improvements to student lockers, new reading rooms, and an expanded and improved student lounge. The project is expected to conclude by the end of 2012.
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The renovation project follows the successful completion of the King Hall expansion last year, which provided Law School faculty, students, and staff with an aesthetically striking, functionally advanced facility that can accommodate the latest technologies and provide tremendous flexibility for the Law School as it continues to develop well into the future. The new wing adds 18,000-square-feet of assignable space, housing the new Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, additional classrooms, office space, and more.