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Welcome to Rick’s Lounge remodel encourages closer relationships between faculty and students A remodeled student lounge greeted returning and incoming students this fall. What used to look like a crowded warehouse in the south entrance of the law school building is now a spacious and well-lit area with a snack bar, a fireplace, and plenty of comfortable seating for students. This extensive remodeling was made possible by a generous donation from Rick Wollenberg JD’78 and the Wollenberg Foundation. This project was designed by SRG Architects of Portland, which also designed the 1992 expansion of the building. Construction workers knocked out a wall on the east end of the lounge, which housed student organizations such as Moot Court and the Student Bar Association. Those groups now
are located off the lobby area. Willamette Law Review now is located in the Carnegie Building. Undergraduate students from The Bistro, located in the University Center, operate Rick’s Café in the law school. It’s open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and serves sandwiches, pastries, snacks, salads, coffee and tea. The idea, said Michael Bennett, director of Development and Alumni Relations, is to encourage closer interaction between students and their professors.
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