A state-of-the-art library is just the beginning
A law library is a significant part of a law school - a key resource, study zone, and even accreditation factor. Within the walls of the gorgeous new George R. White Law Library, Concordia Law has created an up-to-date collection that's practice-ready and student-oriented to support all levels of legal research, writing, and theory.
The GRW, as students call it, features new technology platforms in addition to long-held research models and materials. A team of reference librarians, all holding degrees in both law and library science, now supports students as they write research papers and look for answers.
With a view towards relevance and repurposing, Concordia University School of Law transformed an old brick building on the underdeveloped edge of downtown Boise into a state-of-the-art 54,000 square-foot campus. The building features a collaborative, workshop design with open space, natural light, and natural wood throughout. Step outside and you're in the heart of Boise's urban core, only a block away from the county courthouse. Along with a modern, light-filled library, three floors were added to house classrooms, offices, and gathering spaces – such as conference rooms and a common area. Mock trial and moot court rooms mirror actual courtroom sizes and design. There's even a secure bike garage and student showers. Every decision was made in order to meet the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification.