The 102-year-old building was designed by legendary architect Andrew Solomon Layton. It was given up by Oklahoma City Public Schools almost 30 years ago when it was sold to Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
Oklahoma Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Co. bought the 177,000-square-foot, highly ornamented, late Gothic-inspired building from SBC Oklahoma in 2005.
The company, which expanded out of state and changed its name to American Farmers and Ranchers Mutual Insurance Co. in 2007, put the property up for sale in 2010 after determining the property was too large for its operations.
“It will be a wonderful thing for our students, and I think it will really enhance our ability to get more students working with more lawyers before graduation,” said Dan Morgan, an OCU professor who teaches trial practice, tort law and consumer protection law.