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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Concordia Law School Awarded Provisional ABA Accreditation; Its 11 Graduates Can Take July Bar Exam

ConcordiaNational Law Journal, Concordia Law Secures Provisional ABA Accreditation:

Concordia University School of Law’s inaugural graduating class will be eligible to sit for the July bar examination in Idaho after all.

The American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted over the weekend to provisionally accredit the Boise law school—clearing the way for its 11 expected graduates to take the exam. Graduates of schools not accredited by the ABA are ineligible to take the test.

Whether Concordia’s first graduates could take the exam has loomed since August, when the ABA delayed granting provisional accreditation pending a fact-finder visit. ... The delay took a toll. Twenty of the 45-student 3L class took leaves of absence in August, when news broke of that ABA would delay its decision. Others transferred to the University of Idaho College of Law—the only other law school in the state. ...

The school becomes eligible for full ABA accreditation in 2017.

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Can someone explain why Idaho needed another law school, when the University of Idaho offers tuition for in state residents at $15k per year, and only 64% of University of Idaho graduates got long term, full time legal jobs (minus solo)?

Posted by: outis onoma | Jun 9, 2015 5:48:09 PM

It didn't. This is just an attempt to make money off the backs of uniformed students who have been mislead into thinking that pursuing a law degree from Concordia is anything other than a very poor decision.

Posted by: AnonProf | Jun 9, 2015 7:56:42 PM

11 graduates? The faculty page of the school's website lists 18 people who are a "professor" of some sort. I don't see this place lasting.

Posted by: jon | Jun 10, 2015 3:23:42 AM