AP: Conditions Attached to Funding for U of I Law School Expansion


The Associated Press reports that the Idaho State Board of Education approved plans for additional funding for the University of Idaho's effort to expand its law program in the Treasure Valley. But one board member insisted that it didn't make sense to grant the funding when the U of I hadn't even received permission to expand the program. Currently, only third-year law courses are offered to Boise-based U of I students.

The AP's Jesse Bonner reports that U of I officials are looking for $400,000 to expand its Boise law program to include second-year students, saying the the first phase of introducing classes to third-year students was "a great success."

Board Member Richard Westerberg said the funding should be contingent on university officials coming back before the state board in October with details of the expansion plan.