Architectural Drawing of the J. Reuben Clark Law School

In honor of 40th anniversary of the BYU Law School (announced March 9, 1971), the Hunter Law Library has a small exhibit on the second floor south of the Reference Desk.

The display case shows a copy of the 1972 architectural rendering and floor plans of the J. Reuben Clark Law School Building. These 3’ x 5’ plans are courtesy of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library, and are in former BYU President Ernest L. Wilkinson’s personal papers.

With the plans is a short history of the planning, construction and dedication of the building. The ground breaking was May 1, 1973 and the  dedication was held September 5, 1975. Twenty years later, the north half of the building was remodeled and named the Howard W. Hunter Law Library.