State College law school to boast large library

Penn State Board of Trustees approved final plans Friday for a $60 million Dickinson School of Law building at University Park.

The structure will consist of three floors plus a lower level and a 113,000-square-foot building footprint north of Park Avenue on Bigler Road.

That's a prominent location adjacent to the future arboretum and near the Business and Forest Resources buildings, said Gary Schultz, senior vice president for finance and business/treasurer of the university.

The first floor will include three 75-seat tiered classrooms, a 50-seat courtroom and a 250-seat auditorium.

Admissions, administrative support and a law clinic, where volunteers will offer pro bono legal services, also will be on the first floor, along with a cafe.

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