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Aug 10, 2011 9:30 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Louisiana College delays law school opening

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana College has decided to wait until the fall of 2013 to open its new law school in Shreveport.
J. Michael Johnson, the founding dean of LC's Judge Paul Pressler School of Law, told The Town Talk the delay gives the college more time to renovate the Joe D. Waggonner Federal Building in downtown Shreveport to house the law school, which will cost about $20 million, and to recruit students.
Johnson said the law school had been set to move into the CNB/United Mercantile Building, but after some consideration it was deemed too small to house the entire program.
The new building, which has about 158,000 square feet, has more parking spaces, around 300, for students and faculty.

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