Courtrooms

Stephen S. Weinstein Courtroom

The new Tenley Campus offers five courtrooms, the Stephen S. Weinstein Courtroom, a magnificent stand-alone courthouse with two smaller practice courtrooms as well as a 60 seat Appellate Courtroom and a 35 seat floor to ceiling glass teaching courtroom. Each of the five new courtrooms is designed to enhance experiential learning by providing opportunities for students to develop the multiple and varied litigation skills and values they need to succeed in the practice of law.

The Weinstein courtroom was originally used as a chapel by the Immaculata Seminary for the Sisters of Providence. It was preserved during construction and re-configured as a courtroom. Many of the original features including the stained glass windows were preserved. The stained glass windows surround the expansive judge’s bench and jury box with gallery seating for more than 60 spectators at permanent lighted tables.

The two smaller courtrooms housed in the independent Courthouse provide a more intimate courtroom setting for small section classes of trial advocacy and mock trial and moot court competition team practices

These improvements were made possible by the 2007 naming gift of Stephen S. Weinstein, WCL '65, a distinguished litigator and past program participant.