DURHAM, NC – US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was the keynote speaker at the dedication last week for Duke University Law School’s new Star Commons and newly renovated Goodson Law Library. Joining him on stage for the event were University President Richard Brodhead and Law School Dean David Levi.
More than 500 students, faculty, staff, and alumni filled the Commons for the event. In his remarks, Dean Levi noted, “We now have facilities that match the strength of our faculty and students. As spectacular as this building is, we are most proud of the community it symbolizes and the work it facilitates.”
The project, completed on time and under budget for the start of the fall term, opens up the Law School to the rest of Duke’s campus, giving the building a new front entrance and a social crossroads with the Star Commons while reestablishing the 85,000 s.f. library and its reading room as a place of scholarship.