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William H. Gates Hall

Home of the UW School of Law and the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library



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Dedicated on September 12, 2003, the 196,000 square foot, six-story building is named after William H. Gates, Sr., a 1950 graduate of the UW School of Law and father of the Microsoft co-founder. Gates Hall gives students access to technology, such as wireless Internet connections and 'smart podiums' with built-in screens and projector equipment. Multi-functional classrooms create a stimulating learning environment and the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, which houses the largest public legal collection in the Pacific Northwest, is accessible to students and practitioners alike.

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.

William H. Gates, Sr.

"Law is human service of the highest order. Our role as lawyers is to make it possible for people to survive—and thrive—in an extraordinarily complex world."

William H. Gates, Sr., Class of 1950
Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Last updated 5/22/2013