Extension of Law School building named in honor of Beasley Allen shareholder Greg Allen, alumnus and supporter of Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
MONTGOMERY, ALA. (October 15, 2010) – Greg Allen, shareholder at Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., has been honored by his alma mater, Jones School of Law. A new addition to the law school will be named in his honor. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Allen Law Center on the campus of Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law was held Oct. 15.
The new facility will add approximately 17,000 square feet to the existing law school building and will include additional study space in the law library, a classroom, faculty office space, a courtroom and space for the school’s three law clinics. The law clinics assist clients with cases involving Family Violence, Elder Law and Mediation. The new building will provide space for client interview rooms and will feature a separate, private entrance and parking area for the clinic’s clients.
“The Allen Law Center will be a major addition to Jones School of Law,” said Dean Charles I. Nelson. “This is another major step forward for the law school in its effort to become an excellent regional law school in the Southeast. The unfailing support of alumni like Greg Allen is an essential part of that progress and we are very grateful for him. ”
A consistent supporter of the school, Allen served as chairman of the steering committee in Jones School of Law’s effort to obtain full accreditation from the American Bar Association (ABA), which was accomplished in December 2009. He is a member of the advisory board for the school and teaches products liability seminars. The school’s mock trial competition also is named in his honor, The J. Greg Allen Trial Competition.
“I am honored, and humbled, by the decision to name this new wing for me,” Allen said. “It is my pleasure to give back to Jones School of Law, which gave me an outstanding education and the skills to pursue a profession that I enjoy. I feel it’s my responsibility to give back to other students who I hope will one day enrich this profession and make a difference in the lives of people who need legal help. I love the practice of law, and I enjoy representing ‘the least of them’ in society, and I could not have done that without Jones School of Law. I’m very proud to have been a part of seeing this school progress to where it is today.”
The new facility has an estimated cost of about $2.5 million, with a target opening date of Fall 2011. Russell Construction Company of Montgomery is the contractor, and the architect for the project is Infinity Architects, also of Montgomery.