Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A new academic year, and a historic new campus for U Idaho College of Law in Boise

I've been a little remiss on postings this summer, and I thought I'd mention at least one reason:  namely, the University of Idaho College of Law's Boise campus has been moving into its new digs on the State's Capitol Mall.  Our new home here will be the WPA-era Ada County Courthouse, a building which has been an important landmark in Idaho's legal history for nearly 80 years.  The newly refurbished building will house the Boise campus of the College of Law, as well as the Idaho State Law Library, and the Idaho Supreme Court's Institute for Advanced Judicial Education.  


The new campus is directly across the street from the Capitol building, as witnessed from this view outside my office window, which also includes a view of St. Michael's Episcopal, the oldest church in the State, (and whose dean is also on the Planning and Zoning Commission with me here in Boise):


On the other side of the new Boise campus, is the Idaho Supreme Court building, and most major State agencies, as well as many Federal agency field offices, are located within a few minutes walk of the new campus.  I am very much looking forward to welcoming many of you to the new campus in the years ahead.   When you stop by, be sure to notice the power supply structure painted with a mural of the building under construction in the 1930s...


More pretty pictures to come, as well as a lot more Land Use Prof Blog, as I settle into the new digs and back into the academic year.

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