BOISE – 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 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, also plans to offer law classes in Boise starting in 2011.
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