William H. Gates Hall, named after William H. Gates, Sr., a 1950 graduate and father of the Microsoft co-founder, provides an inspiring learning environment with multi-functional classrooms and collaborative work space. Situated in a prime location on campus, just off of 'The Ave'--the heart of the University District, and just north of downtown Seattle, Gates Hall is convenient to all the amenities of student life as well as close to the Seattle legal community.
Because law students spend a great deal of time at the law school, William H. Gates Hall is equipped with many supportive features including lockers, student lounges, small group study rooms, bike lockers and racks, student kitchenette, shower facilities, computer tech support, and a remote learning center that allows law students with young children to participate in class while taking care of their children.
Allocation of Square Footage in Gates Hall:
Class and seminar rooms - 22,112
Clinical courses and programs - 4,038
Faculty offices - 8,308
Co-curricular and student activities - 11,261
Administrative and staff - 9,588
Library - 65,559
Lounges, storage, restrooms, hallways, etc. - 24,124
Total square footage - 144,990