Baltimore opens new $114M law building

University of Baltimore has opened a new $114.3 million, 190,000-square-foot law building, which will provide space for the UB School of Law.

The 12-story law center includes 15 classrooms, 29 large- and small-group study spaces, a 32,000-square-foot library and a 300-seat moot courtroom and event space. The building also houses all of the school’s clinical services and law-related centers.

The new facility, located at North Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue, retains the name of the University’s existing law building, which was named for the parents of UB School of Law alumnus Peter Angelos, LL.B. ’61. Angelos contributed $15 million to the law center project as part of the school’s successful effort in raising $22 million in private funding.

The building was designed to be one of the greenest buildings in Baltimore, using revolutionary equipment for heating and cooling, rainwater capture and re-use, and advanced classroom technology.

The building incorporates a number of features including a rainwater-harvesting system that captures and repurposes runoff and reduces overall water use; a green roof, terraces and a sunken garden that incorporate native and adapted plants; a dedicated system to manage fresh air through automated windows in offices, classrooms and open spaces, which is tuned to maximize the flow of clean air, reducing energy needs during high-use periods in good weather; and non- emergency lights that automatically shut off after business hours.