South Carolina breaks ground on new building

It was a GOOD week for…

Perseverance, after The University of South Carolina broke ground on a new 187,500-square-foot building that will be adjacent to the state’s supreme court and state house.

The law school took 16 years to pull together the necessary funds to build the $80 million building. It raised $11.9 million. It will receive $10 million from State Capital Improvement Bonds, $10 million from the State Capital Reserve Fund and $48.1 million from State Institution Bonds.

The new building will feature a three-story rectangular building made of limestone and brick. The interior will include 20 classrooms, two dedicated courtrooms and two flexible courtrooms to be used for seminars. A 300-seat ceremonial courtroom will serve as an auditorium and large classroom.

Students will have access to a bookstore, eatery, student services offices and 20 group study rooms. Offices for pro bono, moot court and mock trial teams, the Student Bar Association, S.C. Law Review and law journalism will be available to students and deans.