Saturday, February 11, 2012

Law School Snags Local Vacant Firehouse; Will Be Future Home Of Institution's 10 Legal Aid Clinics

In Detroit, Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reports:

  • The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law has purchased a vacant former Detroit firehouse downtown for use as the future home of its public legal aid clinics.


  • The two-story facility will provide more than 6,000 square feet of space for the school's 10 legal aid clinics. Last year, UDM provided assistance for more than 1,450 people in its various clinics, including urban law, immigration and asylum, mediation, consumer defense and mortgage foreclosure. The school plans to open the new facility in December.

  • The firehouse was built in the early 1900s and served as the home for the Detroit Fire Department's Engine 2 for many years. The building was used for other purposes after it was sold by DFD, but it retains much of its historic character including spiral staircases, exterior red fire doors and a lookout tower. UDM Law will keep the historic look in its redesign, the school said.

For the story, see UDM Law School buys former firehouse for legal aid clinics.

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