Share “New Oklahoma City University law school...”

New Oklahoma City University law school will leave 'temple of learning' in good hands

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: April 28, 2013
Advertisement

Norick was a guiding force for MAPS in 1993, which dramatically altered the pre-bombing attitudes about downtown Oklahoma City and the offerings available for residents and visitors. MAPS 3 includes a streetcar project. The route will almost certainly serve the Central site. Henry hopes the streetcar system will eventually link the law school with the main campus.

Moving downtown is part of a trend among law schools to relocate in the hearts of cities. It's happening across the country. Any downside to separating law school students from the general student population is more than compensated by the advantages of being in the vibrant heart of a dynamic city.

For most of its history, Central has been a center for education, not an office building. It was originally known as Oklahoma High School. At a ceremony this month, Henry referred to the building as a “temple of learning.” Plans call for starting law classes in the fall of 2014.

OCU's School of Law has the stuff to make this dream a reality. Henry (a former state attorney general and federal judge), Norick and Couch join distinguished alumni such as Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, in boosting the law school's move.

We encourage other alumni to support this project financially. No better usage could have been found for this building. As for the Central High graduates who are still with us, they can rest assured that their own “temple of learning” is in good hands.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
+ show more


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Tulsa man accused of killing the father of his ex-girlfriend's child bound for jury trial
  2. 2
    WPX Energy CEO gives U.S. Senate hearing testimony supporting end of crude oil export ban
  3. 3
    I Heart My Hometown: #Postcard Project
  4. 4
    $6 million bill for Obama's Africa trip, $22,759 for copiers, $6,026 for 'basic voice phones'
  5. 5
    Delaware County water district manager accused of embezzling more than $100,000
+ show more