State Board Rules in Favor of U of I Second-Year Law School in Boise

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The Idaho State Board of Education has given the University of Idaho the green light to move forward with its plans to introduce second-year law classes to Treasure Valley students. The board gave its approval Thursday during its meeting at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

U of I officials were looking for $400,000 in state funding to expand its Boise law program, saying that the first phase of introducing classes to third-year students was "a great success." The $400,000 would need approval from the Idaho Legislature and is expected to come up on a 2013 agenda.

The Associated Press Reports that under the U of I's plan, first-year students would still be required to take first-year classes in Moscow, but could wrap up their learning in Boise.

The board approved the proposal by a 4-3 vote.