Law School Student’s Perceptions of the Impact of Physical Space

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Ed.S. in School Psychology


Department of Counselor Education and Human Services


Sawyer Hunley


Physical classroom space can influence a student’s sense of interconnectivity and can support learning. Social effects of the physical space have been infrequently researched regarding the role it has on student collaboration and therefore is not well understood by school personnel. This thesis shares results of a mixed method content analysis of data collected across three new law school buildings in the United States of America. Students from each law school completed a survey to determine the effects the new law school building had on their perceptions of the space, their ability to collaborate with peers and faculty, and the overall difference between their experience in the new building compared to the old law school building.


Active Learning Classroom, Size of the Space, Physical Space, Online Learning, In-person Learning.

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