BOISE -- The city of trees is now home to a law school.
After years in the making, Concordia Law School welcomed its first class Monday.
Until now, Boise was the largest state capital without a law school.
What also makes Concordia different is that this class is older than typical law schools. The average age is 34 and there are students ranging in age from 22 to 72, like first year law student Paul Sloan.
"I am excited, I got up this morning and it was fall and it was time to go to school," Sloan said.
About 30 percent of the students are going part time, which can be completed by attending year-round classes for four years.
"They have had families here, they've had jobs here, that was one of the reasons we wanted to do our part time program, was so the people that wanted to transition but needed to keep their jobs, particularly in this economy. So we wanted to offer to be responsive the needs of this community," said Concordia Law School Dean Cathy Silak.
The inaugural class has 75 students.
The Boise campus is part Portland-based Concordia University.