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Laws Hall (Miami University)

Laws Hall (Miami University)

Oxford (OH), 45056, United States

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Description Laws Hall is a building at Miami University. Up Until 2009, the building was home to the School of Business Administration, hosting classes of accountancy, finance, economics, management, supply chain, and marketing. The building is under construction and is being renovated to become a library for multiple schools at Miami University. Miami often renovates buildings after 40 years, which is one of the many reasons Laws Hall is under construction. The introduction of the Farmer School of Business made Laws Hall obsolete for the business school, and its purpose is being changed and discussedHistoryIn September 1959, the building which was later called Laws Hall after the dedication in October was built. The School of Business Administration was one of the most elite in the country at the time, and was one of the earliest introduced compared to other similar schools. Students would study the fundamentals of business within Laws Hall, and was one of the biggest and most advanced buildings on campus at the time it was built. The building cost $1,701,000 when it was built 1959. The general contractor for the build was Knowlton Construction. The gross square footage of the building is 69,454 and was one of the largest academic buildings on Miami’s campus when it was first opened. Laws Hall was the meeting place for many student associations and business meetings. The building’s second floor was intended and designed for large conferences for the respected officers of the university to make important decisions affecting the school. Procter & Gamble donates large amounts annually to the school. As the school for Business Administration, P&G helped fund the construction, which in turn led the university to dedicate the second floor east hallway to the company.

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