The Griffith Law School celebrated the official opening of its newly established entrance and concourse with a gala function at the Gold Coast campus this week.
Renovations include a modern fascia to the school entrance that encloses the existing Moot Court on the lower level of the building. The improved concourse and entrance provides a striking and distinct gateway to the School’s renovated reception and foyer.
Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said the re-designed space had transformed the Law School.
“Not only do we have an outside walk-through, but have an entrance and concourse that is fitting for a school ranked No. 1 in Queensland in this year’s QS World University Subject Rankings or 43rd in the world overall, “Professor O’Connor said.
“The Moot Court is now integral to the building and there is a wonderful meeting space in the atrium for students to gather and talk.”
The improvements to the Griffith Law School were made possible through the generous support of Mrs Alison Kearney DUniv and the late Mr John Kearney AM QC DUniv.
Mr Kearney and his wife Alison shared a deep commitment to education and were generous benefactors to Griffith University. The John and Alison Kearney International Scholarships in Law were established through their generosity.
Mr Kearney also funded the establishment of a named Chair of Law and he and Mrs Kearney were founding patrons of the Moot Court at the Gold Coast campus.
Mrs Alison Kearney and her son Dr John Kearney attended the opening, which included the unveiling of a plaque commemorating Mr John Kearney’s life and contributions to Griffith University.
Capping the opening was a vigorous mooting competition between current students as well as presentations from alumni.