Wednesday, October 17, 2012

U of I to Unveil Expansion Plans Today for Boise Law Program

Posted by on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:05 AM

The Idaho State Board of Education meets today and Thursday, this time at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. Once again, the board will take up the University of Idaho's proposal to offer second-year law classes in Boise.

In August, the board approved plans for additional funding for the U of I to expand its Treasure Valley law program, but with conditions, including approval for curriculum.

U of I officials are looking for $400,000 for the expansion, claiming that the university's introduction of Boise classes to third-year students was "a great success."

Board Member Richard Westerberg said the funding was contingent on university officials coming back before the state board in October with details of the expansion plan. Today's work session, which includes the U of I presentation, gets under way at 2 p.m. Mountain Time.

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