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Lorraine and Anthony V. Bottar Lecture Hall, Syracuse University College of Law

bm1In April of 2010, Syracuse University College of Law received a $15 million naming gift for a new, innovative, state-of-the-art law school.

With a great head-start, the College of Law went on to raise another $30 million to make the 200,000 share foot, five-story building a reality, including pivotal donations from the College of Law’s Board of Advisors, as well as contributions from alumni nationwide.

In support of the mission, Tiffany and Michael A. Bottar L’03 pledged $750,000.00 to name the Lorraine and Anthony V. Bottar Lecture Hall after Michael’s paternal grandparents.  The Bottar Lecture Hall is an 80 seat tiered lecture hall located on the third floor of Dineen Hall.  It is equipped with cutting-edge audio-visual and wireless technology, including the capacity to live-stream lectures.

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The $90 million building was dedicated on September 12, 2014.  Following the dedication, Bottar – a member of the College of Law’s Board of Advisors – added, “My grandfather worked long hours under a train.  It was dangerous work.  My grandmother managed their modest home and kept three kids on track.  While they had limited means, they always emphasized that hard work and education were the key to success.  They were right.”
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