Development & Alumni Relations Office 


19 September 2016

Northern Ireland’s First and deputy First Ministers attended the official opening of the University's new £20 million School of Law now located in the Main Site Tower at Queen's.

The prestigious new home for Law, led by Head of School Professor Sally Wheeler, is a key element in the major investment of £350m in world-class facilities for staff and students at Queen’s planned over the next decade.

The building provides a number of innovative teaching spaces to support a pioneering culture of learning including a Moot Court interactive teaching space and a new social hub on the ground floor.

The occasion was attended by First Minister Arlene Foster (2nd from right above) and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (2nd from left) pictured with the University’s Chief Operating Officer James O’Kane (left) and the Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston (right).  

The building also incorporates the Herbert Smith Freehills Student Hub supported by the leading global law firm as part of a 5-year sponsorship. The 600m2 space on the ground floor provides social and informal group study facilities, and will have an estimated 3,500 daily footfall through its café and study area.

Queen's School of Law is currently ranked at No.11 in the UK's law schools, according to the 2017 Guardian University Guide.

For an animated ‘fly-through’ of the new School click here or visit  for further information.

Media inquiries to Claire Kelly, Queen’s University Communications Manager, on 028 9097 5391.




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