New Profs at Boise State, New Boise Branch for U of I Law School


Lecture halls are filling again Monday on the campus of Boise State. It’s the beginning of the fall semester as Boise State welcomes 41 new full-time faculty members. Also Monday, Boise State President Dr. Bob Kustra is expected to announce a grant from the National Science Foundation for the university's STEM initiative: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. On Wednesday, the university’s new aquatic center opens, featuring a six- lane lap pool, 1,800 sq.-ft. recreational pool, spa and fitness room.

Across town, something new for the University of Idaho: the inauguration of its Boise branch for third-year law students. Late last week, the American Bar Association gave its formal go-ahead for the law school expansion.

U of I Law Dean Don Burnett told Citydesk, “Ultimately, we hope we’ll be able to establish a full branch of the law school in Boise.”

Privately-based Concordia University, headquartered in Portland, Ore., will launch a full law school in downtown Boise in 2011.