Recent renovations at Queen’s Law include the development of the school’s new Learning Commons.
This space reflects the needs of contemporary law students, providing Queen’s Law students with greater opportunities to study, meet, and exchange ideas. It reflects the Faculty of Law’s commitment to providing a rounded education both in and out of the classroom, bringing students together in a shared space that encourages collaboration, innovation and leadership.
It features open-concept meeting areas, “breakout” rooms for mooting and teamwork, and laptop-friendly study spaces. It is a thoroughly modern environment featuring wireless Internet, ecologically sensitive lighting, and modular designs that accommodate a broad range of activities.
The Learning Commons provides spaces to gather and to learn, and encourages the development of “soft skills” – connectivity, collaboration, and leadership – that are increasingly essential in the modern practice of law.
Renovations to the Learning Commons and Lederman Library have cost the Faculty of Law over $1.7 million. Your support is appreciated by the Faculty and its students.
As a way of recognizing key donors, we would be proud to feature the names of donors to the Macdonald Hall Renewal Fund prominently in key spaces in the Learning Commons.
Donations may be expressed as a one-time donation, or as a five-year pledge, whose full value would be recognized at the time of the pledge.
A $250,000 gift would provide naming rights for the Commons themselves, with prominent signage at its main entrance: “The ______________ Learning Commons.” It would be visible to anyone entering the commons, as well as any visitor to Macdonald Hall.
$25,000 gifts would be recognized in one of these areas:
- “Moot” rooms – for moot practice and small-group meetings (5 available)
- Grad study room
- Banquet seating area (2 areas)
$2,000 gifts would be celebrated through the naming of an individual study spaces (56 carrels total)
Plaques, sized and designed to suit the space they are featured in, would commemorate all donors in the above-mentioned spaces.