New Law School Dedicated by Sotomayor, Bloomberg



Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers the Keynote address. (Tyler Martins/The Observer)

Fordham University School of Law (LAW) was dedicated on Thursday, Sept. 18 with the presence of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, President of Fordham University Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others.

The ceremony initiated at 5 p.m. in the Robert Moses Plaza at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), with Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Souther District of New York Loretta Preska, LAW ’73, who acted as the Master of Ceremonies. His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan gave the Invocation, which was followed by the singing of the National Anthem by part of the University choir.

Groundbreaking for the new Law School building began in May 2011, and was completed three years later. The new Law School building is equipped with 92 faculty offices, 29 comfortable modern classrooms, and state of the art technology, according to the University. The building, designed by the Pie Cobb Freed & Partners firm, who have also designed the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

The Law School was first located on the Rose Hill campus from 1905 to 1906 in Collins Hall, and has hosted on different properties, including the Morse Building (1911-1915), the Woolworth Building (1915-1943), and most recently, the Benjamin A. Javits Building at FCLC.