September 21, 2001
On this day, United States Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy was the keynote speaker at the dedication of Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, the new home of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.
In 1970 the School of Law had opened a new building at the southwest corner of Blackford and New York Streets, but by the early 1990s it was clear that the building's library and other spaces were inadequate for the growing needs of the school. Soon IUPUI leaders worked with School of Law deans to plan a new structure and raise funds for it. Groundbreaking for a new building took place in April 1999.
After the law school, later named the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, moved into Inlow Hall, work began in 2002 on the "renovation" of the old law-school building to accommodate the Herron School of Art, which also needed a new home. The renovation involved totally demolishing the existing structure except for a portion of one wall. The new Herron building opened to acclaim in 2005.
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