LDS Church donates $4M for U. law school’s new building

Posted at 4:46 PM, May 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-11 19:23:10-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS Church helped the University of Utah’s law school Friday by donating $4 million for a new facility.

Spokespersons for the J.S. Quinney College of Law say they were grateful for the church’s help, which will help them finance their $60 million construction project.

School administrators call the new facility a teaching hospital for law and a translational collaborative research facility.

The LDS Church released the following statement:

“We believe that this investment both reflects the very close relationship of the university and the LDS Church as well as provides us the opportunity to improve the human condition of our society; to work in the community through our service-learning programs.”

The law school’s new home is expected to be completed by the 2014-2015 school year.

The current building was constructed in 1963.