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State Board Approves Second-Year U of I Law Classes in Boise ... Again

"If we can put the curriculum to where the students are so they don't have to travel or relocate that would be better for them."

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Officials at the University of Idaho is revisiting its plans to offer second-year law school classes in Boise.

The Idaho State Board of Education gave its blessing Aug. 26, in a 5-2 vote, to a second-year law school curriculum. The Board approved the same proposal in 2012, but was nixed by the 2013 Idaho Legislature. So the board will, once more, send a budget request for the second-year law school back to the 2014 Idaho Legislature for its consideration.

"One of the issues of going to law school is the cost," U of I vice president for finance and administration Ron Smith told the Lewiston Tribune. "So, if we can put the curriculum to where the students are so they don't have to travel or relocate that would be better for them."

Smith added that there were large contingencies of students in Boise who want to go to law school but can't afford to move.