NASHVILLE, Tenn.- After nearly three years of planning and building, Belmont University celebrated the official ribbon cutting for the school's new College of Law building.
Belmont University celebrated the grand opening for the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center Tuesday morning. Hundreds of guests showed up for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was followed by a reception and tours of the building. The new law building is a 71,000 square foot facility and will serve as the home for the new College of Law and state-of-the-art law library.
Mayor Karl Dean gave future students and staff his blessing.
"I am thrilled that Belmont is on track to produce the next great crop of Nashville lawyers. As someone who came to this city to get an education, and as someone who stayed because I fell in love with a lawyer, I think you're making the right decision," said Dean.
The Baskin Center contains more than a dozen classrooms, a 21st Century trial courtroom, an appellate courtroom, a two-story law library, and more than 20 faculty offices and took over 22 months to complete.