About Concordia University School of Law
Concordia University School of Law History & Mission
For over a century, Concordia University has graduated students who are both academically and ethically prepared to make a positive impact on their communities. Establishing a law school was a natural extension of Concordia's mission as a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society. The law school welcomed its first class in the fall of 2012.
Mission and Values
Concordia University and the School of Law are committed to preparing students for lives of meaningful vocation and service. The law school provides a challenging, supportive, learning environment that integrates faith, learning, and civic engagement in the search for truth, social justice, and an informed voice of reason.
Concordia University School of Law is fully approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
- See Juris Doctor (J.D.) Program
- Additional Program Offerings
The 3+1 JD to MBA program reflects an explicit partnership between the Boise Law School and the Concordia Portland School of Management. Students will complete the Concordia J.D. in 3 years, consistent with ABA requirements. After successful completion of the J.D. degree, students can begin the accelerated (1-year, 19 remaining credit) MBA the next Fall term. Up to 19 credits of MBA requirements can be met by approved LAW course substitutions, as outlined below. Students can apply to the 3+1 JD to MBA program directly at the time of applying to the Concordia Law School or any time during their course of study in the Law School. Satisfactory academic standing the in the J.D. program and the earned J.D. degree are required for acceptance into the MBA program. Only LAW courses with a grade of 2.0 or higher may be applied as substitutes. Students completing a J.D. degree at law school other than Concordia-Portland may be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine if an accelerated Concordia MBA pathway is feasible. Specific curriculum from the incoming law program would need to be evaluated by the Dean of the School of Management.
|MBA 502||FINANCIAL REPORTING AND CONTROL||3|
|MBA 503||LEADING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE||3|
|MBA 507||COMPETITION AND STRATEGY||3|
|Four credits-LAW Externships, Clinics, Practicums, or other Experiential Courses|
|LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING I|
|LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING II|
|Nine credits from:|
|FEDERAL INCOME TAX|
|REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS|
|WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES|
|WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW|
Concordia University School of Law offers an accelerated two-year Juris Doctor program geared toward international students who already hold a law degree from a country other than the United States.
Application Requirements for Two-Year Foreign Attorney J.D.
Students applying to the Two-Year Foreign Attorney J.D. program are considered transfer students at Concordia University School of Law, must complete a transfer student application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), and must provide official transcripts for evaluation, as well as two letters of recommendation. Students applying to this program are not required to sit for the LSAT exam, but may be asked to provide a TOEFL score if their program of study was not in English, or if the student does not have an advanced degree in an English-based program. For students who have completed a foreign law program that meets American Bar Association (ABA) standards, Concordia Law will accept up to 30 transfer credits in recognition of the completion of that degree program toward their juris doctor degree. Because of this, our Foreign Attorney J.D. Program is only two years long, rather than the traditional three. Students will complete a prescribed course of study that focuses on bar-tested foundational courses, while also providing an opportunity to take elective courses aligned with students' interests or related to their intended area of practice. For more information please contact the Office of Admission at (208) 639-5440 or email@example.com.
Concordia University School of Law
Elena Langan, J.D., Dean
501 West Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
Full-time Law Faculty
This list was accurate at the time of publication. For the most up-to-date list of full-time Law faculty, visit https://law.cu-portland.edu/faculty-staff/full-time-faculty.
Brenda Bauges, J.D., Assistant Professor; Director, Law Externships & Pro Bono Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Burnham, J.D., Assistant Professor, email@example.com
B. Summer Chandler, J.D., Assistant Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
McKay Cunningham, J.D., Associate Professor, email@example.com
Jason Dykstra, J.D., Assistant Professor; Assistant Director, Legal Research & Writing Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff, J.D., Associate Professor; Director, Legal Research and Writing Program, email@example.com
Michael Greenlee, J.D., Associate Professor; Director, George R. White Law Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Isanga, J.S.D., Associate Professor, email@example.com
Latonia Haney Keith, J.D., Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Academics, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elena B. Langan, J.D., Professor; Dean, School of Law, email@example.com
Jodi Nafzger, J.D., Associate Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Sergienko, J.D., Professor, email@example.com
Ryan Stoa, J.D., Associate Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org