Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho says the American Bar Association has signed off on the school’s proposal for a third-year law program in the state’s capital city. The university announced Monday that classes will start in two weeks. The Moscow-based school in northern Idaho had previously hoped to expand and open a full three-year law school branch in Boise, but the State Board of Education rejected the proposal as too expensive and approved a scaled-down version. As of mid-March, University of Idaho President Duane Nellis said donors had pledged $425,000 toward the project. The school says donations have since increased to $500,000. Concordia University, based in Portland, Ore., also plans to offer law classes in Boise, with classes starting in 2011.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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