ASU breaks ground on law school in downtown Phoenix

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PHOENIX -- Arizona State University officially broke ground on its new law school facility in downtown Phoenix Thursday.

The $129 million building is expected to open at Second and Taylor streets in fall 2016.

"This is an amazing day for the law school, for the university, the city of Phoenix," said Doug Sylvester, dean of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

The law school will add to the university's presence in downtown Phoenix and put students in the heart of the legal community.

"Near the law firms, near the courts, near the prosecutor's office, so it's where the law school belongs," said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.