Board approves UI law program request with caveat
The University of Idaho's plan to seek state funding to expand its Boise law program won approval from the Board of Education, but not without concerns from one trustee that the cart was getting ahead of the horse. The Moscow-based university is now offering third-year law courses in Boise and on Thursday, school officials asked the board to request $400,000 from the state in 2013 to grow the program to include second-year classes. But that didn't sit well with board member Richard Westerberg, who argued it didn't make sense to approve the funding request when trustees hadn't yet given the university permission to expand its Boise law program. Westerberg proposed the board approve the funding request but make it subject to trustee approval of the law program expansion in October.