I ran into this story on-line and I didn't quite understand what the hell all those Idaho peeps are thinking. Too many potatoes in their diet, me thinks. Apparently, University of Idaho, which already has a law school in Moscow, which is 3rd tier, wants to open up a three year program in Boise. But they seem to already be offering classes in Boise. So, what gives? Do they feel they did such a shit job with a third tier toilet in Moscow, Idaho that they want to try again with a clean slate in Boise?
The Idaho State Board of Education rejected this proposition as too expensive, but UI is going ahead with this idea. UI is still waiting for the ABA to approve this new business venture, a procedure called "acquiescence." We all know that the ABA will approve them because the ABA approves all law schools. But the alleged concern of the ABA would be whether this new campus would harm the Moscow Campus' programs.
I don't understand why the University of Idaho, with one third rate toilet under its belt, would like to open yet another. Also, I don't understand why a state school can ignore the state Board of Education--and go ahead and open this campus.
If UI was so concerned that they are the only state without a campus in the State Capital--like that's important--why don't they just move the campus from Moscow to Boise????
As it stands, it's not like Boise will be without a law school. University of Portland, Oregon is going to be offering law schools in Boise in 2011. Of course, the logical question is why would University of Portland, aka Concordia, want to build a school in Boise??
Why Boise? Portland already has Lewis & Clark Law School and nearby there's Willamette University College of Law in Salem. Concordia has a strong connection to Boise because a good number of students and donors as well as several board members hail from there.
So, let me get this straight. University of Portland is trying to escape competition with Lewis & Clark and Williamette, so they are opening up a law school in Boise, Idaho. And UI is going to strangle the market in Boise by opening up a SECOND campus there. Do they realize that the population of Boise is only 200,000? How many lawyers does such a small area need?
Admittedly, I don't have a large readership in Idaho... and, if I were a betting person and I must be because I went to Law School and bet that I could have a good life as a lawyer.... I would say that it's because the state is serviced by UI Moscow ONLY which has a total number of 300 students. So, with the introduction of Concordia and UI Boise, the market for lawyers in Idaho is bound to tank. Why are they trying to fuck up a good thing?
Well, it's a matter of time before I'll be welcoming a large amount of readers from Idaho. Sorry to hear about your loss... loss of jobs, that is.
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