ASU to begin law school construction in 2014
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona State University' is planning to start construction on its new law school in downtown Phoenix next year.
The Arizona Republic reports that ASU President Michael Crow announced Friday that the university will begin the project in June 2014 and will raise money later.
University officials want to move the school from Tempe to be closer to the core legal community in Phoenix, expand program offerings and increase enrollment.
The university plans to open the Arizona Center for Law and Society in fall 2016.
ASU has yet to raise any money for the $120 million facility.
Phoenix would initially provide the land and a parking lot that formerly was the site of a Ramada Inn cost-free for the first 10 years and contribute $12 million to the project.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com
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