Face-lift for Inns of Court law school

Students at the Inns of Court School of Law, part of the Institute of Law, have started the new academic year in style after the school splashed out more than £2.5m on new accommodation over the summer holidays.

Lectures now take place in a state-of-the-art room complete with 50 flat-screen PCs, which are cleverly linked up via display screens at the front to allow the class to share information if necessary. Lecturers can also monitor every computer in the class and can interact with students on a one-to-one basis.

The school&#39s library has also been given a face-lift and is now kitted out with 75 computers over an extended three floors. A new student common room has also been created.

Professor Martin Dockray, director of the Institute of Law, said: “We wanted to create an attractive environment with equipment that will provide interesting new possibilities and will be fun to use. The students have welcomed the new common room with its great views of Gray&#39s Inn, while staff have been enthusiastic about incorporating the interactive equipment into their teaching.”