In 1999, Suffolk University Law School moved to its new location at 120 Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts. The School is located in the heart of the City of Boston, near the historic Massachusetts State House and on the Boston Common. State and federal office buildings, courts, and law firms are located within walking distance of the School. A variety of transportation modes are available in the immediate vicinity.
The eight-story building houses a technologically advanced facility, with wireless access and hardwired ports in classrooms, the library, the dining room, lounges, and common areas. It occupies 297,000 square feet, including a three-story library, classrooms, moot court rooms, faculty offices, student activity areas, clinical and legal practice offices, administrative offices, and a host of other related spaces.
The Law School has twenty-one classrooms as well as one large and two smaller moot courtrooms. The size, room numbers, and seating capacities are listed in Attachment 1. All classrooms are state-of-the-art, featuring whiteboards, document projectors, overhead video projection, audio equipment, a computer in the teaching console, and wireless and data ports for laptop computer use by students.
The law library is housed on the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors of Sargent Hall. Entry is through one common entry way on the sixth floor. An internal circular staircase, as well as a library-only elevator, connects the fifth, sixth and seventh floors. The total square footage of the library is 96,700. There is currently 46,965 linear feet of shelving. Additionally there are 344 carrel seats, 536 non-carrel seats, thirteen small group study rooms, seven large group study rooms, three PC labs, and one seminar room. All 880 seats in the library have wired and wireless data ports for computer access to Westlaw, Lexis, a CD-ROM network, and the Internet. There also are a number of seats for viewing VHS and DVD video.
There are two large reading rooms with views out the bowed front of the building. There is a talking room where students can go to take a break from their studies. There are floor to ceiling window spaces on three sides of the library, with access to the terrace from the seventh floor for special functions. The library contains approximately 350,000 volumes and volume equivalents, including microfilm and microfiche.
Student organizations are centrally located on the fourth floor of the Law School. There are five honor board offices for the Journal of Health and Biomedical Law, the Journal of High Technology Law, Law Review, Moot Court and Transnational Law Review. A separate suite on the fourth floor houses the Student Bar Association and other student organizations. The suite consists of eleven private offices and a small conference room for use by any student group. Additional student activity space is located in the Library, as previously noted.