Boston – A celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication was held recently at the renovated and newly opened Robert C. and Christina Baker Hall. The occasion marks the first time Yale Law School has expanded its physical footprint since 1931 when the Sterling Law Building opened.
Baker Hall will serve as an academic, social, and residential hub for the Law School, creating a more dynamic and immersive educational experience for the community.
The building adds 137,000sf to the Law School’s campus — including residential suites, a three-tiered student center, a two-tier lecture theater, and rooms for seminars, small groups, and the School’s innovative interdisciplinary centers and programs.
Baker Hall consists of four floors, a basement, and a courtyard. The first floor received the most extensive renovation, adding much needed additional classroom space, including the Paul Tsai lecture theater as well as break-out spaces that will make Baker Hall ideal for conferences.
The second, third, and a portion of the first floors are residential with 111 beds in a variety of apartment styles, each equipped with a kitchenette, shared living space, private bedrooms, and a bathroom. The residential floors offer lounges for both quiet study and socializing.
The fourth floor includes programmatic space and houses a portion of the Law School’s interdisciplinary centers as well as three seminar classrooms and two student study workspaces.
he new space returns residential life back to the Law School’s campus for the first time in many years, featuring modern, apartment-style living options for Yale Law School students.