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New home underway for Deakin Law School

A state-of-the-art, sustainable new building will be the home for Deakin Law School in 2020.

Currently under construction in the Elgar Road Precinct, the eight-level building will feature contemporary, interactive active learning spaces, student support facilities, health and wellbeing services and flexible staff workspaces.

Faculty of Business and Law Executive Dean, Professor Mike Ewing, says it’s an exciting phase in the law school’s development.

‘Law at Deakin has recently been ranked amongst the top 100 in the world. Our move to this new building will enable us to build on our reputation for delivering exceptional careers-focus teaching and learning alongside world-class research.’

DLS is celebrating its 25th anniversary and Dean Jenni Lightowlers says the new building’s design and facilities will address the growing demand for its professionally-relevant programs and research.

‘This building will embrace and support the 21st century need for flexible digital and physical infrastructure. It will provide a contemporary environment for both our students and staff that will be equipped with the latest technologies that can adapt to a range of educational futures. Our aim is to ensure that Deakin law grads are equipped with a real-world skill-set that’s analytical, smart and tech-savvy.’ 

Providing a key connection for students living in residence, the new building will be located between the western end of the Burwood Link pedestrian bridge and buildings LA, MA and MB. The student amenities will also provide a close link to new landscaped outdoor activity zones and recreation spaces.

As Deakin’s first leading-edge sustainable building, it will accommodate key design features that include rainwater harvesting, glare control systems, activity and fitness spaces, and a fully accessible connection to end–of-trip active transport facilities.

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