Concordia Law continues operations despite Portland campus closure

Posted at 11:45 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 00:18:27-05

BOISE — Officials with Boise's Concordia Law School say the Board of Regents' decision to close Concordia's Portland campus will not affect Boise's first three-year law school's class schedule.

Less than a year after the American Bar Association granted full accreditation, Concordia announced the vote to cease operations at the Portland campus at the end of the Spring 2020 academic session.

Interim Dean Latonia Haney Keith says the law school is currently working to find a new parent institution.

“As part of the difficult decision to close the campus in Portland, the Board also decided to give Concordia Law permission to find a willing and viable parent institution,” said Keith. “This process is underway, and we are currently engaged in active conversations with multiple institutions interested in an affiliation with the law school. We will have more details in coming weeks about Concordia Law moving forward.”

Concordia Law School opened in downtown Boise in 2012. The ABA announced full accreditation in March of 2019.