Paul L. Caron

Monday, August 4, 2014

The 50 Most Impressive Law School Buildings in the World

The 50 Most Impressive Law School Buildings in the World:

Durham-Law-SchoolFrom stunning examples of Gothic revival to Brutalism’s giant box-like constructions, the world’s most impressive law school buildings span decades and even centuries. With modern marvels like Frank Gehry’s Loyola Law campus and the new University of Sydney Faculty of Law building, and traditional structures like Yale Law’s Sterling Law Building, these architectural giants were chosen for their ingenuity, aesthetic beauty, and commitment to creating an environment that honors the history and study of law. Many of these buildings house some of the world’s most prestigious and selective law programs, and a number of them set a precedent for green building standards and solutions. [Photo: #1 Durham Law School, Durham, UK. The top-ranked U.S. law school building is Thomas Jefferson.]

(Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)

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It would be interesting to list the law schools by bond rating. My hunch is that many on this list would fare pretty terribly on that rankings scheme...

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Aug 5, 2014 3:16:59 PM

Eric's right. Them's some ugly buildings. Not sure why. Need to be modern I guess.

Posted by: Tom Smith | Aug 5, 2014 12:34:26 PM

So many ugly, ugly, buildings! Do law school deans really have worse taste than other deans?

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Aug 4, 2014 2:51:13 PM