TU To Dedicate Mabee Legal Information Center March 2

Friday, February 25, 2000

Published on 2/25/00

High-tech meets traditional is the best description of the new University of Tulsa College of Law Mabee Legal Information Center. The $10.4 million addition has doubled the floor-space and infinitely increased the technological options available to users of the facility.

The center opened on January 17 and the official dedication will be held on Thursday, March 2. The program, which will begin at 10 a.m., is free and open to the public. Bill Paul, the president of the American Bar Association, will be the keynote speaker. Following the dedication, guided tours of the Mabee Legal Information Center will be available.

“The Legal Information Center will be not only the intellectual core of the college, but also a community resource for law-related information. It will serve our law students, faculty and alumni, but also students from other disciplines, local attorneys and judges, other professionals, scientists, community leaders and interested citizens,” says Martin Belsky, dean of the TU College of Law.

The Mabee Legal Information Center is a 28,000-square-foot, three-story addition to the College of Law and features high-tech resources, expanded meeting spaces and “smart” classrooms, according to Belsky.

The facility has:
• 245 individual “wired” study carrels and 14 wired tables;
• new offices for several of the college’s special programs: Native American Law; Resources, Energy and Environmental Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; and International and Comparative Law;
• an easily accessible suite for use by the alumni and other visitors;
• new offices for Alumni Relations;
• library administration space and multimedia services office;
• a two-story vaulted space in the center of the addition serving as the main reading room;
• compact shelving, permitting the holdings to nearly double;
• work spaces for the Board of Advocates and the college’s three journals: the Tulsa Law Journal, the Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law, and the Energy Law Journal;
• student lounges, jury room and judges’ chambers;
• innovative tools for collecting and disseminating legal information, including new web-based and CD-ROM collections, more Internet access, LEXIS-NEXIS and WESTLAW.

For more information on the dedication, please call the TU College of Law at (918) 631-2401.