On June 25, construction began on The New Kiesel Advocacy at Whittier Law School. This large-scale project includes a courtroom with a spectator gallery of 134 seats, a jury deliberation room and judge’s chambers. It will repurpose space from existing Courtrooms A & B to capture 4,400 square feet total. The project is expected to be finished in the fall.
To date, the old courtrooms and computer lab have been demolished, and a temporary wall has been built in the library lobby to isolate the construction area. Up to 40 construction workers have been working every day on a variety of tasks. Electricians have been preparing to power the state-of-the-art technology that will be in the courtroom, and preparing for new air conditioning. The placement of the walls has been determined, and construction is beginning.
It’s an exciting time, and the entire Whittier Law School community is looking forward to showing off our impressive new facilities to alumni and the community when it is completed.