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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Administration Office Fax: 208-885-5708
Office of the Dean Fax: 208-885-0979

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Requirements & Time Frame

Students are able to complete the 24 required credits in a 9-month timeframe, August through May. The program begins with a late summer course called Introduction to American Law and Legal Education at which students select their fall schedule. LL.M. students enroll with J.D. students in the same courses, but are graded separately.

Teaching Method

Our basic form of teaching involves the case method, a study of the actual decisions made by appellate courts. We supplement cases with selected readings that provide key insights into the nature of judicial and legislative processes. Many of our advanced courses provide students with the opportunity for simulated exercises and problem solving. We emphasize techniques that foster student initiative and the development of analytical and communication skills.

Value of the LL.M. Degree

Most LL.M. degree recipients will return to work in influential legal, academic, and business positions in their home countries. The LL.M. degree also qualifies some graduates to hold positions in the judiciary and certain government legal positions, and other poten­tial points of international influence. The graduates of our LL.M. program may also benefit by their immediate connection to the international network of UI alumni. The de­gree affiliation of these lawyers with the University of Idaho and their experiences learning law in the United States assist in meeting their professional goals.

Emphasis Curriculum

Students can structure a curriculum around their interests. All students must take the Introduction to American Law and Legal Education course (2 credits) and then select from one of four emphasis areas aligned with the curricu­lar strengths at the UI College of Law:

Required:
Law 856 Legal Writing and Research for LL.M. Students (3 credits)
Law 962 Professional Responsibility (3 credits)

Bar exam-tested Electives (6 credits):
Law 805 Civil Procedure and Introduction to Law (3 credits)
Law 806 Civil Procedure II (3 credits)
Law 807 Property (4 credits)
Law 809 Torts (4 credits)
Law 812 Criminal Law (3 credits)
Law 813 Contracts (4 credits)
Law 816 Constitutional Law I (4 credits)
Law 851 Advanced Torts (2-3 credits)
Law 905 Constitutional Law II (3 credits)
Law 919 Business Associations (4 credits)
Law 924 Sales (3 credits)
Law 925 Property Security (3 credits)
Law 949 Native American Law (3 credits)*
Law 950 Evidence (3 credits)
Law 953 Criminal Procedure (3 credits)
Law 960 Conflict of Laws (2 credits)
Law 963 Family Law (3 credits)

Courses to total 24 credits for this degree

Required:
Law 907 Administrative Law (3 credits)

One of the following (3 credits):
Law 947 Environmental Law (3 credits)
Law 948 Introduction to Natural Resources Law (3 credits)

Natural Resources and Environmental Law Electives (10 credits):
Law 855 Water Law Practicum (2-3 credits)
Law 906 Natural Resources Law Seminar (3 credits)
Law 934 Land-Use Law and Planning (3 credits)
Law 937 Wildlife Law and Policy (3 credits)
Law 938 International Environmental and Water Law (3 credits)
Law 939 Law, Science, and the Environment (2 credits)
Law 942 Water Law I (1-2 credits)
Law 946 Water and Energy Policy Seminar (2 credits)
Law 947 Environmental Law (3 credits)
Law 948 Introduction to Natural Resources Law (3 credits)
Law 951 Environmental Policy (3 credits)
Law 969 Water Law II (2 credits)
Law 971 Lawyering Process Seminar (2 credits)
Law 979 Native American Natural Resource Law (3 credits)
WR 506 Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources (3 credits)
Up to 3 credits may be satisfied by non-law graduate courses with approval of both the NREL LL.M. emphasis advisor

Courses to total 24 credits for this degree

Required:
Law 813 Contracts (4 credits)
Law 919 Business Associations (4 credits)

One of the following (3 credits):
Law 924 Sales (3 credits)
Law 925 Property Security (3 credits)

Business Law and Entrepreneurship Electives (9 credits):
Law 851 Advanced Torts (2-3 credits)
Law 854 Corporate Taxation (2-3 credits)
Law 903 Introduction to Intellectual Property (3 credits)
Law 907 Administrative Law (3 credits)
Law 908 Workplace Law (4 credits)
Law 910 Antitrust (3 credits)
Law 911 Principles of Suretyship (2 credits)
Law 918 Cyberlaw (2-3 credits)
Law 920 Securities Regulation (3 credits)
Law 921 Accounting for Lawyers (2 credits)
Law 922 Trademarks and Trade Dress (2 credits)
Law 923 Negotiable Instruments, Bank Collections and Deposits, and Other Payment Systems (3 credits)
Law 924 Sales (3 credits)
Law 925 Property Security (3 credits)
Law 926 Bankruptcy (3 credits)
Law 927 Partnership and LLC Taxation (2-3 credits)
Law 930 Taxation (3-4 credits)
Law 931 Patents (2 credits)
Law 980 Copyrights (2-3 credits)
Law 984 Real Estate Transactions (2-3 credits)
Law 989 Mass Media Law (2 credits)
Law 990 Consumer Law (3 credits)
Law 992 White Collar Crime (3 credits)

Courses to total 24 credits for this degree

General Track

Required:
Law 907 Administrative Law (3 credits)
Law 917 Negotiation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution (3 credits)

One of the following (3 credits):
Law 912 Civil Mediation (2 credits)
Law 913 Family Mediation (2 credits)

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Electives (6 credits):
Law 816 Constitutional Law I (4 credits)
Law 905 Constitutional Law II (3 credits)
Law 950 Evidence (3 credits)
Law 971 Lawyering Process Seminar (2 credits)
Law 952 Remedies (3 credits)

Courses to total 24 credits for this degree

Criminal Law Track

Required:
Law 812 Criminal Law (3 credits)
Law 917 Negotiation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
Law 953 Criminal Procedure (3 credits)

One of the following (3 credits):
Law 912 Civil Mediation (2 credits)
Law 913 Family Mediation (2 credits)

Criminal Law Elective (3 credits):
Law 816 Constitutional Law I (4 credits)
Law 901 Advanced Criminal Procedure (3 credits)
Law 901 Advanced Topics in Criminal Procedure (3 credits)
Law 905 Constitutional Law II (3 credits)
Law 950 Evidence (3 credits)
Law 992 White Collar Crime (3 credits)

Courses to total 24 credits for this degree

Family Law Track

Required:
Law 913 Family Mediation (2 credits)
Law 917 Negotiation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
Law 963 Family Law (3 credits)

Family Law Electives (7 credits):
Law 905 Constitutional Law II (3 credits)
Law 941 Wills, Estates, and Trusts (3 credits)
Law 945 Community Property (2 credits)
Law 964 Children and the Law (2-3 credits)
Law 995 General Practice/Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Clinic (1-3 credits, max 6)

Students are required to compete in either the mediation or negotiation intermural competition held annually.

Courses to total 24 credits for this degree

*Law 949 Native AmericanLaw (3 credits) can satisfy requirements for the LL.M. degree, but cannot be counted by students seeking to sit for a bar exam.

Bar Exam Qualification

The LL.M.’s emphasis on Democracy, Justice & the American Legal System enables students to take a bar exam and become licensed to practice law in the US. While the other emphasis areas do not, these aforementioned areas do provide students a focused study in an area of interest. And although Idaho is not a state in which students would be able to practice, New York, California and Washington, among others, would recognize this degree as meeting the educational qualification to sit for the bar exam. Students should consult the desired state bar’s admissions practices and website and carefully follow the instructions posted in order to qualify.

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Meet the LL.M. Faculty Director

Jeffrey A. Dodge

Jeffrey A. Dodge serves as the Faculty Director of the LL.M. program. He developed the LL.M. program at the University of Idaho in 2015. As the Faculty Director, Dean Dodge will assist LL.M. students with any academic, professional, or personal needs. In addition to his role with LL.M. students, he serves as Associate Dean of Students for the College of Law.

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Meet the Legal Writing & Research Professor

Kristi Running

Kristina Running has been teaching Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy at the University of Idaho since 2012. Professor Running practiced law at Elam & Burke in the areas of workers' compensation, insurance defense, and general civil litigation. She also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Roger Burdick of the Idaho Supreme Court.

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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Administration Office Fax: 208-885-5708
Office of the Dean Fax: 208-885-0979

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu