Group of volunteers work to change landscape at UofL’s Law school


by WHAS11

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 10 at 6:05 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The scenery is changing at Brandeis School of Law at UofL.

Dozens of students, professors and alumni are coming together for a judicial makeover one plant and flower at a time.

Law and Urban Planning Professor Tony Arnold said it’s been a long time coming.

Arnold said he came to the school in 2005, and saw all these great spaces that were unused.

Two courtyards are now taking on a distinctly Kentucky look with mostly native plants and flowers used in the landscaping.

That makes it environmentally sustainable, part of the design is coming from a former UofL student, who received her degree in law and urban planning.

She said the area is also socially sustainable, because it allows for staff and students to connect while doing this project.

UofL is looking forward to the space and how it will be used by students for study; even by professors for an outdoor setting for class.

Perfect he says for stressed out law students who can relax and connect to nature.

The project was funded by an alum, Charles Hebel Junior, and his wife, that makes it economically sustainable.

And finally they said it just makes perfect sense to give back, it's who they are.

Brandeis is among the first public institutions requiring public service to graduate.

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