Friday, September 7, 2018


Baker Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for September 20

The doors of the Robert C. and Christina Baker Hall at Yale Law School opened to students on August 17, 2018, after a year-long construction project that marks the first physical expansion of Yale Law School since 1931. 

An official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this new era in the life of the Law School will be held on September 20, 2018 at 4pm. The ceremony will be by invitation only.

Located at 100 Tower Parkway, the building will serve as an academic, social, and residential hub for the Law School, creating a more dynamic and immersive educational experience.

The building adds 137,000 square feet to the Law School’s campus—including residential suites, a three-tiered student center, a two-story lecture hall, and rooms for seminars, small groups, and the School’s innovative interdisciplinary centers and programs. The new space returns residential life back to the Law School’s campus for the first time in many years, featuring modern, apartment-style living options for Yale Law School students.

Yale Law School raised more than $60 million for the Baker Hall renovation, led by a $25 million gift by Christina and Robert C. Baker ’56 B.A., ’59 LL.B., for whom the building is named.

For more information, visit law.yale.edu/baker. Additional information and photos will be available after the ribbon cutting ceremony in September. Press interested in attending the formal opening should email debra.kroszner@yale.edu.