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News Posted on July 23, 2012

Rapid Progress Continues in King Hall Renovation

Building Renovation Construction 07-19-12

A transformation is taking place at UC Davis School of Law's Mabie Law Library as construction progresses rapidly in the effort to renovate and modernize the "old" King Hall building to complement the state-of-the-art expansion wing that opened to faculty and students at the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year. 

On the second floor, classrooms have been renovated to match the layout, aesthetic elegance, 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.  Improvements also include new reading space and the Hugh and Hazel Darling Lounge, which is being created between the old computer lab and the new reading room. Improvements to the basement include expanded office spaces for student organizations such as the Law Review and journals, significant improvements to student lockers, three and one-half new reading rooms, and an expanded and improved student lounge. On the first floor, work is underway in the Mabie Law Library to expand and improve the lobby and remodel the existing reading room.  Nearby, a news classroom is being created in the space adjacent to the Wilkins Moot Courtroom.

If the project continues to progress as expected, renovation work should be complete before the end of 2012.  The Law School is still seeking to raise more than $2 million in order to realize the full potential of the King Hall Expansion and Renovation Project.  To find out how you can help, please contact Jean Korinke, Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, at