Australia: New Macquarie University building, named for the Honourable Dr Michael Kirby AC CMG, features a “floating” moot court, teaching spaces, lecture theatres, recording spaces, and independent and collaborative study and research spaces.

Aus Lawyers Weekly

“I am most proud that this building bears my name,” Kirby said.

“It can only be described as gorgeous. Architects, designers, engineers and builders have shown what can be done.

“Now it’s over to lawyers to live up to the expectations presented by this grand environment.”

The building will be used for students and partners of the Macquarie Law School and Department of Philosophy within the Faculty of Arts.

It is also home to several of the law school’s initiatives, including the not-for-profit and low-fee family firm, Wallumatta Legal.

The moot court, which is the first “floating” style of its kind in Australia, extends over the facade of the building.

Vice-Chancellor Professor S. Bruce Dowton said the building reflects the university’s commitment to positive societal change.

“The Michael Kirby Building solidifies our ambition to deliver a transformative student experience that reflects the changing nature of education,” Professor Dowton said.

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