OCU Law to move downtown

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City University has made it official, they are moving the law school. 

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference OCU officials and city leaders announced the board approved the move to the former Central High School at 8th St. and Harvey Ave.

“It began as a school and will be converted back into a school,” OCU President Robert Henry said. “There is a palpable feeling of excitement on campus. The law students are anxious to be part of downtown, to be two blocks from the courthouse, to be close to the law firms that provide jobs for them, to be part of this vibrant city that has become the new Oklahoma City. “

The old Central High School was built in 1910 and is on the National Register of Historic buildings.

No word on the cost of renovation and moving but it is expected to coincide with Project 180, a massive downtown-wide improvement project that is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

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