One College, Two Locations
The University of Idaho has a statewide mission to deliver affordable public legal education. As part of that mission, the College of Law has developed a focused, high-quality curriculum, including opportunities for professional development, hands-on legal clinics, and networking in Moscow and Boise.
Starting in fall 2017, students will have the option to complete all three years in either Moscow or Boise. These two options broaden and deepen the Juris Doctor curriculum with emphasis areas correlated to the interdisciplinary assets of Moscow’s location as part of the broader University of Idaho campus and Boise’s commercial and governmental opportunities.
Students become part of the law school community from the first day of New Student Orientation, and they grapple with the meaning of the law and challenges of being a lawyer through our Professionalism Workshop. Over the next three years, students develop comprehensive legal expertise, high-level reasoning and critical thinking abilities, and superb written and verbal communication skills.
Students will also gain a profound understanding of the lawyer’s ethical responsibilities as a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system, and a public citizen with a special responsibility for the quality of justice.
The University of Idaho campus in Moscow lies tucked among the rolling hills of the scenic Palouse, a region in north-central Idaho that has been recognized by National Geographic magazine for its natural beauty. With a population of over 24,000, Moscow is a friendly college town that offers a safe, family-oriented environment.
Boise, with a population of 200,000, is the largest city in Idaho and the core of the state’s most robust metropolitan area, known as the Treasure Valley. Situated five-plus hours south of Moscow, Boise serves as the hub of the region’s economic, business and government activity, which creates ample opportunity for students' professional development and networking.
The American Bar Association approved the opening of a first-year law program in Boise for the University of Idaho College of Law.