Officials at Portland, Ore.-based Concordia University say they have 71 students registered to start law school in Boise later this month.
The Idaho Statesman reports the Concordia University School of Law will be Boise’s only private law school. Classes are scheduled to start on Aug. 27.
The University of Idaho has a third-year law school program in Boise and is working toward creating a full branch of its Moscow-based law school at the old Ada County courthouse.
Concordia President Charles Schlimpert says the university set a goal of opening with 75 students. Full-time tuition is $28,500 a year, though members of the inaugural class will receive at least a $5,000-a-year grant to defray costs. Concordia spent $10.2 million buying and remodeling a two-story building where classes will be held.