Student on Concordia Law School staff: 'We don't trust them'

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Concordia Law School in Boise says it has been trying to get accredited with the American Bar Association since it opened in 2012.

The school's first graduating class will finish next spring but students don't know if they will be able to take the bar exam.

Students say they don't know if they should stay and graduate at Concordia without the school being accredited.

"The general feeling, is they're fed up and angry," a student who asked not to be identified told KBOI 2News. "We're being told to have faith in Concordia, but they're not the ones taking the risk. They're not the one if this fails will have a law degree that we cant do anything with."

But the school says it's working as fast as it can with the ABA to get accredited. It just doesn't have a lot of information right now to share with students.

"Concordia is doing everything possible to accommodate students during a period of time that is uncertain," Madeline Turnock of Concordia said.

Concordia says it's still taking new students for the fall semester even though they don't know when or if they will be accredited. Students say that they have been told that the ABA will be sending someone to review the school.

The ABA says that the decision process is continuing. But that's not good enough for some of the law students.

"We don't trust them. That's the bottom line we don't trust that they're doing every thing they can," one student said.