The Girardi Center is the most recent addition to the Law School campus. It opened its doors in the fall of 2002 at a ceremony attended by Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. This striking terra-cotta building is equipped with all of the latest in instructional media, and it houses two courtrooms, an Ethical Advocacy classroom and the offices for the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy teams.
At the building’s entrance is the Minyard Tower. “French architect Jean Nouvel, later another Pritzker Prize winner, designed the tower at Gehry’s invitation. In its polished stainless steel you catch endless mirrored fragments of surrounding buildings.”* One of the best views of the campus is from inside the top floor of the tower.