Joined by members of Kansas’ federal delegation, state and local officials as well as members of Sen. Robert Dole’s family, the Washburn University School of Law will cut the ribbon on its new state-of-the-art building Friday, July 21. The 65,000-square-foot building, which will be known as Robert J. Dole Hall, is designed to fit the needs of the changing legal curriculum and is equipped with technology to train lawyers who are practice-ready.

The building boasts appellate and trial courtrooms, an 11,000-square-foot library and a law clinic for students to gain valuable practice while serving the community. The building also honors the prominent historical figures who have graduated from Washburn Law including a mural of the lawyers who took the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case to the Supreme Court and an outdoor plaza also honoring Sen. Dole, former majority leader of the U.S. Senate and Republican nominee for president.

Friday, July 21, 2023
3 p.m. – Ceremony
Tours immediately following.

2073 SW Washburn Terr. E
Topeka, Kan. 66621

More information: The event is open to the public. Media will have access to a mult box, and program speakers are available for interviews before and after the event. 


For further information, contact:
Lori Hutchinson
Interim Director of Public Relations
Telephone: (785) 670-1711
Cell: (785) 224-6212
Email: lori.hutchinson@washburn.edu

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