Wendy Couture is an associate professor with the University of Idaho College of Law’s third-year program in Boise, where she teaches classes in business and commercial law, securities regulation and white collar crime.
Couture served as a law clerk for a federal district court judge and practiced law at a large firm before coming to the University of Idaho in 2008.
“I entered teaching because it combines my favorite parts of public and private practice,” she said. “My favorite part of private practice was sitting around the conference table with a team of smart lawyers, sharing ideas and strategizing. Now, as a professor, I recreate that environment in the classroom. My favorite part of serving as a law clerk was researching novel legal issues and discussing their resolution with the judge for whom I was serving. Now, as a professor, I experience that intellectual stimulation in my scholarly research and in my discussions with my colleagues.”
Couture is a member of the governing council of the Business and Corporate Law Section of the Idaho State Bar and was elected to the board of Idaho Women Lawyers in 2011. She received the Idaho Business Review’s “Idaho Accomplished Under 40” award in 2012.
In addition to teaching at the University of Idaho, she is faculty adviser for the Business Law Association student group and is involved in a variety of college and university activities. The University of Idaho Law Review named her its Law Review Advisor of the Year in 2009.
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