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Tenley Campus - Overview

Washington College of Law (WCL) has relocated from Massachusetts Ave. to new facilities on Tenley Campus. The newly-built law school supports a student population of 2,000 and a faculty and staff of 500, provides 50 percent more space than its former location, and features 312,000 square feet of facilities and parking for 400 vehicles. It also features:

• 37,000 square feet of teaching space
• 500-seat conference center, Claudio Grossman Hall
• 5 courtrooms – the largest being a state-of-the-art, 60-seat courtroom for class, appellate, and mock courtroom activities
• 60-seat Atrium Café and 223-seat dining hall
• 847-seat, 2 1/2 floor Pence Law Library
• 5,400 square foot outdoor courtyard

The new structures are configured to define a prominent new identity for the law school, while also honoring the rich historic legacy of its site. To accomplish this goal, all construction embraced and incorporated fully the historic Capital Hall and its chapel, as well as Dunblane House. It also retains and reinforces the central quadrangle as an open and accessible green public space, and improves the front lawn and perimeter of the site to increase opportunities for public access and enjoyment.