This Greco-Roman columned stone building was designed by State Architect John F. Stanton and dedicated Nov. 3, 1905. By student request it was named for James Woods Green, for 41 years (1879-1919) the beloved dean of the School of Law. In 1978 a new, much enlarged law building was erected west of Murphy Hall on 15th Street.
The old hall was renamed for Joshua Lippincott, the fourth chancellor (1883-89), on Oct. 23, 1979; it now houses the Office of Study Abroad, the Applied English Center, the Wilcox Classical Museum, the department of indigenous studies and the museum studies program. It is .
The statue of “Uncle Jimmy” Green and a student, sculpted by Daniel Chester French and unveiled in 1924, remains outside Lippincott since the law school's move west. It was one of three Word War I memorials funded by the Million Dollar Drive that began in late 1920 and that also built David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and Kansas Memorial Union.