BOISE — Law students at the campus of a Boise law school can breathe a little easier after Concordia received word that it had been granted full accreditation from the American Bar Association.
In the fall of 2012, students in Boise first got the opportunity to attend Concordia University School of Law in Boise.
Then, in 2014, a court ruling kept the students from using a waiver to pass the bar exam and practice law in the state of Idaho. But students weren't just left out in the cold. As is typical practice, the University gained provisional accreditation with the American Bar Association in June 2015, enabling students to sit for the bar in any state and giving the law school 5 years to gain full ABA accreditation. In March 2019, the University officially received word that they had been granted full ABA approval for accreditation. The process for full accreditation took 4 years,
Since that time, students have been graduating, passing the bar and finding jobs. But, that cloud of accreditation always hung over the future of the University. With word from the ABA, that cloud can finally depart, enabling students and faculty to focus on the University's future.