Washington University School of Law welcomes students to state-of-the-art buildings and facilities. Law school life is situated on the northwest corner of Washington University’s quadrangle that includes Olin Library, Graham Chapel, and the Danforth University Center. Both buildings that comprise the law school are in the hub of life and learning on campus.
Anheuser Busch Hall
Anheuser-Busch Hall, which opened in 1997 and was renovated in 2008, combines traditional Gothic design, an expansive open-stacks library, and the latest technology.
The school's traditional appearance masks its technologically advanced infrastructure; in fact, the latest computing and multimedia systems are seamlessly incorporated into the building's design. Not only does a high-tech facility like Anheuser-Busch Hall offer everyday conveniences to our students, but it also helps to increase their marketability by exposing them to the latest technological advances before they enter the legal profession.
Network access is available wirelessly throughout the building, as well as through several hundred wired network ports around the building. Video conferencing technology allows students to interview with firms without leaving Anheuser-Busch Hall. All classrooms have advanced projection capabilities and practice skills courses can leverage the sophisticated computer-based multimedia technology in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom and the Trial Courtroom, which allow students to utilize cameras and microphones and advanced projection technology. A digital video editing facility aids students as well.
Students have access to many amenities throughout the building as well, including the Law Café, vending and kitchen areas, numerous couches and lounge areas, and individual locker and mail areas. In 2008 a glass canopy was installed over the previous outdoor Crowder Courtyard to create a larger student commons. The canopy was a part of a larger renovation that added additional group study rooms and faculty offices, a new main entrance on the first floor, and enhanced spaces for Clinical Education, Student Services, Career Services, and Computing/Audiovisual/Web Services.
Read more about the canopy installation here.
Seigle Hall, which was dedicated as Harry and Susan Seigle Hall in 2008, was designed in part to facilitate interdisciplinary work between the social sciences and law school. It provides bright, light-filled teaching, office, and meeting spaces for the law school and the departments of Economics, Education, and Political Science, all in Arts & Sciences. Its high ceilings, tall windows, and built-in wooden hallway seats are characteristic its warm community atmosphere.
Adjacent to Anheuser-Busch Hall, Seigle Hall is home to many institutions within law school, including the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, the Center for Emperical Research in the Law, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital, and the law school’s student publications and organizations.
Overall, the four-story, 145,736-square-foot Seigle Hall contains 15 classrooms (including one named for a law faculty member, Michael Greenfield), four seminar rooms, and 139 offices for faculty, staff and graduate students. It also features three faculty lounges, six occasional meeting spaces, three spacious conference rooms overlooking Francis Field, and a large lobby on each of its four levels.
Seigle Hall is LEED-certified, which is consistent with Washington University’s commitment to sustainability.
Read more about the dedication of Seigle Hall here.
The Clinical Education Program now operates in newly renovated space on the first floor of Anheuser-Busch Hall. The facilities, which were renovated in 2008, are designed to enhance the academic and administrative integration of the clinical programs.
The dynamic new space allows in-house clinics to operate using a law firm model and facilitates student and faculty collaboration across clinics. It also separates public space and confidential work areas to enhance greater integration of the clinic and the larger law school.
The clinic space boasts a comfortable reception area; offices for faculty, visiting scholars, and staff; four small meeting rooms; one large conference room; two interview suites; and ample confidential student work space.
The space was designed with collaboration in mind so as to advance the missions of each of the law school’s clinical opportunities.
Read more about the clinic facilities and see photos here.