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Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center Open for Classes Monday, Aug. 24

Wednesday, August 19

The University of Idaho College of Law’s new Boise facility, the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC), will open to students on Monday, Aug. 24. The campus offers courses for second- and third-year law students taking classes in Boise.

Over the past year, construction crews have been renovating the former historic Ada County Courthouse, adjacent to the Idaho State Bar, Idaho Supreme Court and Idaho State Capitol, to create the UI College of Law Boise campus. The new ILJLC houses the Idaho State Law Library, state-of-the-art classrooms, a student study area and Idaho Supreme Court judicial education offices and training facilities.

“This first day of classes is the result of years of strategic planning, hard work, vision and collaboration,” said Mark L. Adams, dean of the College of Law. “We are all very excited and proud to bear witness to the efforts of everyone involved.”

Adding to the excitement of the newly renovated ILJLC is the announcement of plans to expand the college’s second- and third-year option in Boise to include a first year by fall 2017. Currently, all law students complete their first year of study in Moscow, but with the addition of the first-year option, a Juris Doctor degree will be available at either campus location, broadening opportunities for students who attend the College of Law.

“The first day of classes in the new building is just the beginning,” Adams said. “It’s symbolic of the great things that are happening and will continue to happen at the College. The future is full of possibilities.”

According to staff at the UI College of Law, 106 students are enrolled in the second- and third-year option in Boise.    

The college plans to hold a grand opening of the ILJLC on Thursday, Sept. 24. This event will be open to the public.

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