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THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW: “Let Our Minds Be Bold”. LEGAL EDUCATION: PLANNING FOR OUR SECOND CENTURY. “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized.“ Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912) American Architect and Urban Planner.

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Thinking about tomorrow let our minds be bold

THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW:

“Let Our Minds Be Bold”


Legal education planning for our second century

LEGAL EDUCATION: PLANNING FOR OUR SECOND CENTURY

“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized.“

Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912)

American Architect and Urban Planner


A matter of history and geography

A MATTER OFHISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

  • College of Law established in 1909; housed in Administration Building

  • Menard Law Building constructed in 1972-73

  • Faculty and strategic planning “special panel” study geographical issues in 1999-2000

  • Boise office opened in 2001; size limited by 2002-03 budget cuts

  • Statement of Strategic Direction adopted 2003


History and geography continued

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY(continued)

  • Self-study and strategic planning conducted for re-accreditation in 2005

  • Planning for College’s second century, 2007

    • College and University administration

    • Law Advisory Council

    • Idaho State Bar/Judiciary Conclave

    • Review of approaches and possibilities with legal education and business plan consultants

    • Development of specific proposal(s)


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ABA LAW SCHOOL GROWTH

AND

THE MARKET FOR

LEGAL EDUCATION IN IDAHO


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WILL THERE BE

A LAW SCHOOL

IN THE TREASURE VALLEY?


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Historical Growth in # of ABA Schools

  • 20 in 25 years

  • 8 in 5 years


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Regional and US

Population Growth

In 18-24 age group


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WHERE WILL THESE

NEW LAW SCHOOLS

LOCATE?


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Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) (the size of the Boise-Nampa-Caldwell MSA or larger) that do not have an ABA-approved law school within the MSA boundaries.

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Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) (the size of the Boise-Nampa-Caldwell MSA or larger) that do not have an ABA-approved law school within 50 miles.

10


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State Capital

Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) (the size of the Boise-Nampa-Caldwell MSA or larger) that do not have an ABA-approved law school within 100 miles.

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WHAT OTHER FACTORS

FAVOR

THE TREASURE VALLEY?


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FAVORABLE ECONOMIC CLIMATE

In each year from 2002 to 2007, Forbes Magazine has ranked Boise as one of the top ten metro areas in the nation for starting a business or career. In 2005, Boise was ranked #1 in the survey.


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POPULATION TRENDS

By 2030


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A RISK,

NOT A PREDICTION


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THE QUESTIONS

  • How should the College of Law, with its statewide mission, serve the growing need for legal education?

  • 2.If there will be a law school in the Treasure Valley, should that law school be the University of Idaho College of Law?

  • 3. If the College of Law doesn’t locate in the Treasure Valley, what steps should the College of Law take to address the impact of a competing JD program in the Treasure Valley?

  • 4. Irrespective of the location of the College of Law, what will people expect of the College of Law, and what are the additional resources that will be required to meet those expectations?


The status quo will not be an option

The status quowill not be an option.


Why the status quo will not be an option

Why the status quo will not be an option:

  • inevitability of Treasure Valley JD program +

  • nationwide trends in legal education and practice +

  • changes in Idaho


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  • create pressures for significant change in College of Law and

    2. increase challenges posed by the College’s remoteness.


Nationwide trends

Nationwide Trends

  • Specialization

  • Globalization

  • Demand for practice-ready graduates


Changes in idaho

Changes in Idaho

  • Specialization: Growing diversity of Idaho economy and Idaho legal practice

  • Globalization: Growing importance to Idaho economy of exports

  • Practice-readiness: Growing competition


Visions of the future

Visions of the Future

  • Three visions of our second century

    ○ “Moscow Plus” – enhancing a distinctive residential law school with a metropolitan connection

    ○ “Treasure Valley Relocation Approach” – bringing the College of Law to a center of population, commerce and government

    ○ “Phased Dual Location Approach” – moving beyond the Moscow-Boise dichotomy to complementary JD programs under unified administration


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Shaping our second century …

“If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.”

Justice Louis D. Brandeis

New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann

285 U.S 262, 311 (1932) (dissenting)


Idaho legal education in the 21 st century curriculum faculty

Idaho Legal Education in the 21st Century:Curriculum & Faculty


A 21 st century legal education themes

A 21st Century Legal Education: Themes

  • Specialization and Globalization

  • Skills education: Service Learning and Outreach

  • Interdisciplinary preparation and scholarship


Moscow plus

Moscow Plus

  • Support and Expand Interdisciplinary efforts – seamless integration of interdisciplinary programs

  • Realize the promise of a small law school – decrease class size in core courses by offering such courses each semester and strategically building specialized upper division curriculum

  • Invest in supportive expansion of extern/intern/clinical opportunities statewide

  • 6 additional faculty in Moscow and 3 new faculty in Boise will be needed to fully implement these strategies


Phased in dual location

Phased-in Dual Location

  • Maintain quality and programs in Moscow emphasizing interdisciplinary education and skills education while developing a second JD program in Boise

  • Slightly decrease size of Moscow to 250 students to better fit facility and to decrease class size

  • New Boise JD Program would eventually grow to 250 students

  • Expand use of distance learning to share courses between locations

  • Use high quality Affiliate Faculty in Boise to enhance specialized course offerings; use externships to provide skills education

  • Slight expansion of Moscow Faculty 1-2 new faculty members

  • 10 initial faculty and 17 eventual faculty to launch new JD program in Boise (36 faculty overall)


Relocation

Relocation

  • Maintain presence of interdisciplinary programs in Moscow in the area of the environment and Natural resources

  • Slightly expand size of law school to support increased demand: 300 450 students to support expanded curriculum and meet increased demand

  • Incorporate use of high quality affiliate faculty in specialized areas to enhance curricular offerings; expand clinical legal education externships (field placement program).

  • 10-12 new faculty (33 overall) to support increased student body size and more complex curriculum


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