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Campaign Funding Priorities and Naming Opportunities

Faculty Suites Project

UT Law School is at a crisis point for faculty space, with significant consequences. The current physical plant will not reasonably accommodate UT Law’s foremost priority: new faculty hires. The lack of faculty office space stymies our capacity for new program growth—and selected new program growth is pivotal to our vision for the near future. The space crisis affects UT Law immediately as well. Our current programs are scattered and fractured, and we are forced to turn down extraordinary opportunities for visiting faculty.

A remedy is at hand. The Jesse H. Jones building has more space that the law library now requires, given the rapid developments in information technologies. As many as fifteen new faculty offices, along with ample space for support staff and conference rooms and visitors may be configured with no loss of utility to the library. The $10 million renovation plan, about a third of which involves bringing the space up to current standards, has gained the support of the University and the Regents.

The new space may be designed to serve as a “Center of Centers.” This approach would encourage intellectual synergies and realize economies of scale. One scenario would dedicate the initial use of the flexible new space to be shared by three new program priorities: the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law; the Center for Law and Innovation in Biomedicine and Healthcare; and the Center in Innovation and Entrepreneurialism.

Naming Opportunities

Name Faculty Suites$5,000,000
Faculty Conference Room$1,000,000

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity, please contact Carla Cooper, Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and Development, at (512) 232-1939, or ccooper@law.utexas.edu.