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Law School Poised to Transform the City, Philadelphia Business Journal Says

future location of Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy

January 26, 2015

The Philadelphia Business Journal on Jan. 23 listed law school’s planned Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy as one of “50 things that will change Philadelphia in 2015.”   

The journal described that the $50 million gift that Thomas R. Kline pledged to the law school as “a real shot in the arm” that will raise the law school’s profile in trial advocacy.

The institute, to be located in the former Beneficial Bank building at 12th and Chestnut streets, is expected to open in the fall of 2016.

The building renovations will be designed by the Boston-based firm Ann Beha Architects, whose projects have received awards from the American Institute of Architects and include an overhaul of the Cornell University Law School.

The journal’s list of additional developments poised to transform Philadelphia include the University’s planned Innovation Neighborhood, the new master plan for the 30th Street Station area, the city’s growing population of millennials, its new bike-share system and the arrival of even more nationally known chef-restaurateurs.