Concordia School of Law reaches agreement with new parent institution

Posted at 10:51 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 09:23:27-05

BOISE — Boise's first three-year law school has reached an agreement with a new parent institution.

In an announcement on Thursday, Concordia School of Law announced an agreement with Concordia University, St. Paul to become the new parent institution, replacing Concordia University-Portland, the parent institution since the law school opened in 2012.

“We are delighted to join forces with an institution that enjoys such a stellar reputation and remain part of the Concordia System,” said Concordia School of Law interim dean Latonia Haney Keith. “Concordia University, St. Paul is an excellent fit with the law school’s mission and values and our commitment to providing affordable, high-quality legal education for the next generation of servant leaders.

Concordia University, St. Paul's Provost is Dr. Eric LaMott, a man who was raised in Boise and earned his undergrad from Boise State University.

“The value, growth and success of Concordia Law, its educational philosophy, and the similarities we share at Concordia University, St. Paul will help ensure a smooth and successful transition,” said LaMott. “We are committed to the existing program of legal education and to Concordia Law continuing with business as usual, particularly with respect to staffing, tuition and fees, scholarships, and the 2020-21 academic calendar.

“It’s also important that we recognize the vision and courage of the leadership at Concordia University-Portland for establishing a law school in Boise,” LaMott said. “We are, of course, still saddened for the family, students and alumni at Concordia University-Portland. But this transfer of control ensures a thriving legacy that will endure for decades to come.”