College of Law

Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
fax: 208-885-5709
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

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


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

The 2014 SBA student organization

Student Organizations/Activities

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Moscow President: Justin Bowles
Boise President: Yadira Juarez
Vice President: Brian Stephens
Secretary: Adam Wicks-Arshack
Treasurer: Jared Hight

Statement of purpose:
To educate and inform both students and the community on important civil rights issues and provide necessary services to the community.

Art & Entertainment Law Society (A & E)

President: Adan Jimenez
Vice President: Linda Wells
Secretary: Lindsay Bedient
Treasurer: Grant Jeppson

Statement of purpose:
The purpose of the Art & Entertainment Law Society is to provide our members with resources for their legal education, engage students and the community at large in creativity related legal issues, and to offer networking opportunities that will aid our members in transitioning into legal â€‹employment upon graduation.

Black Law Student Association (BLSA)

President: Salena Campbell
Vice President: Emily Leddige
Secretary: Travis Hartshorn
Treasurer: Letisia Lopez

Board of Student Advocates (BSA)

President: Taryn Basauri
Vice President of McNichols Oral Arguments: Brandon Holt
Vice President of McNichols Briefs: Jamie Matier
Treasurer: SaraAnne Jahns
Secretary: Luis Jiminez

Statement of purpose:
The Board of Student Advocates is a student organization that gives students courtroom and appellate argument training and experience. Membership is open to all second- and third-year law students. Students may become members by either being selected for Trial Team or participating in the McNichols Moot Court Competition. Trial Team requires a two-year commitment during which second-year students are mentored and trained by the third-year students. The University of Idaho College of Law fields teams from both our Moscow and Boise campuses. Students also have the opportunity as a second- or third-year student to participate in the McNichols Moot Court Competition. The McNichols competition is run by third-year student members who write the problem, grade the briefs, and organize this intra-school competition. Third-year students have the opportunity to compete in one of several inter-scholastic moot court competitions. Teams have been fielded in the areas of Constitutional law, Bankruptcy, Environmental law, Native American law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and International Human Rights. The College of Law fields teams from both its Moscow and Boise campuses. Team members are chosen by the team coach based on qualifications determined by the coach.

Business Law Association (BLA)

President: Marcus Johnson
Vice President: Sarah Hughes
Secretary: Jared Hight 
Faculty/Communication Liaison: Chris Ogden 

Statement of Purpose:
Creating and promoting professional opportunities for University of Idaho College of Law students through networking and education.

the crit journal

Editor-in-Chief: Brian Buck
Executive Editor: Brandon McDade
Managing Editor: Bri Murphy
Articles Editor: Zack Goytowski
Business Editor: Lourdes Matsumoto
Senior BlueBook Editor/Treasurer: Donald Gray

Statement of Purpose:
the crit is a critical studies journal published by the University of Idaho College of Law. The journal provides a singular and comparative forum for critical commentary on contemporary legal issues.

the crit publishes multi-disciplinary pieces in an effort to join critical conversations among discrete academic disciplines. Our journal presents pieces that are raw and unfiltered, pieces that don’t just push the edge, but create the edge. Our authors and editors ask thorny questions and propose answers amid the controversies.

Environmental Law Society (ELS)

President: Everard Baker
Vice President: Janelle Middleton
Secretary: Justin Bowles
Treasurer: Adams Wicks-Arschack
Boise Rep: Andrew Montgomery

Statement of purpose:
ELS is committed to increasing awareness and participation in environmental issues; influencing public policy, law, and jurisprudence; providing opportunities for environmental advocacy; improving the environmental policies at the University of Idaho; and promoting environmental careers and practices.

Federalist Society

President: Colton Boyles
Boise Vice President: Jared Larsen
Secretary/Treasurer: Teresa Bode

Statement of purpose:
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is an organization of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that: The state exists to preserve freedom; the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution; and it is emphatically the province and duty of the Judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

Fun Club

President: Ryan Squires
Vice President for Boise: Ammon Judy
Treasurer: John Periman
Secretary: Linda Wells

Health & Fitness Club

President: Amy Johnston
Vice Presidents:
      Moscow - Joel Sherer
      Boise - Katy Devries & April Eggers
Treasurer: Bill Caldwell
      Moscow - Jenal Barcelos
      Boise - Jessica Fernandez

Hunting & Fishing Club

President: Jacob Thomas

Idaho Golf Club

President: Hank Evans
Vice President: Caitlin Hurlock

Idaho Law Review

Editor-in-Chief: Bonnie Groller
Chief Boise Editor: Jaime Matier
Chief Managing Editor: Ruben Kuznetsov
Executive Editor: Jack Ormond
Chief Symposium Editor: Molly Mitchell
Symposium Editor: Ingrid Batey
Chief Articles Editor: Pat Fackrell
Technical Editor: Steven Atkinson
Business Editor: Sandy Lockett
NREL Editor: Patrick Johnson
Moscow Director of Relations: Reid Peterson
Boise Director of Relations: Taryn Basauri

Statement of Purpose:
The Idaho Law Review is a publication devoted to the scholarly discussion of current legal problems. All selection, editing, and publishing is performed by the students that make up the Law Review staff. Academics, jurists, practitioners, and students use the review as a research tool and as a medium for publishing articles which discuss, analyze, comment, or critique various legal issues.

Idaho Trial Lawyer’s Association

President: Matt Comstock
Vice President: Chad Johnson
Secretary / Treasurer: Monica Rector

Statement of purpose:
ITLA's primary purpose is a dedication to the improvement of justice through representation of citizens in the courtroom. ITLA also promotes relationships between law students and practicing attorneys through shadow programs, ITLA conferences in Boise, Sun Valley, and Jackpot, Nevada, and through discussions and presentations at the law school.

Idaho Veteran Law Association

President: Heather Norton
Vice Presidents in Boise: Ammon Judy and David Morse
Secretary and Treasurer: Dennis Cygan

Statement of purpose:
It shall be the purpose of this organization to:

  1. As an organization of law students, current military members and veterans, we will strive to continue to set the highest standards of professionalism and performance in our chosen career paths.
  2. Establish a strong network amongst current and future law students as well as legal professionals who served and those that support the United States Armed Forces.
  3. Focus on the exchange of information regarding military/veterans issues; establishing a different perspective and providing a forum for substantive military law and national security law conversations at Idaho Law.
  4. Through our networks create employment opportunities for all members.

Intellectual Property Law Society

President: Jessica Fernandez
Moscow Co-President: Bri Murphy
Vice President: Jordan Harshfield
Treasurer: Lauren Lavigne
Secretary: Quinn Merrill

Statement of Purpose:

  • Provide a forum for individuals who are interested in learning about Intellectual Property.
  • Create and foster a relationship between the IP Section of the Idaho State Bar and the students at the University of Idaho College of Law.
  • Establish a mentor program, in conjunction with the IP Section, for students interested in working in the field of IP Law.
  • Have fun!

International Law Students Association

President: Yuridia Equihua
Vice-President: Anja Rodriguez
Secretary: Erika Valencia
Treasurer: Maria Caballero 

Statement of purpose:
ILSA's purpose is to promote knowledge and understanding of international legal issues and supplement the College of Law curriculum by bringing in speakers, encouraging study abroad opportunities, participating in international moot court competitions, and facilitating member interaction.

J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS)

President: Trent McRae
Treasurer: Josh Barnes
Secretary: Maria Caballero
3L Rep: Cory Stegelmeier
2L Rep: Dillon Erickson
3L Rep in Boise: Chris Herzinger
2L Rep in Boise: Quinn Merrill

Statement of Purpose:
We affirm the strength brought to the study of law by a law student’s personal religious conviction. We strive through public service and diligence in our studies to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law. Membership is open to all current law students of any faith, who follow the example of J. Reuben Clark Jr. and share the values of public service, loyalty to the rule of law, and appreciation for the religious dimension in society and the student’s personal life.

Latino Law Caucus

3L Co-President: Vanessa Montoya
2L Co-President: Yadira Juarez
Vice President: Maria Vega
Treasurer: Evy Sotelo

Statement of Purpose:
The Latino Law Caucus is an organization dedicated to working in conjunction with service providers, including the College of Law’s Legal Aid Clinic, to prepare future attorneys to better represent the Latino and Hispanic communities.

Law Students for Appropriate Dispute Resolution (LSADR)

President: Henry Stegner
Vice Presidents:
      Moscow - Aaren Carnline
      Boise - April Eggers
      Moscow - Courtney Softich
      Boise - Nathan Prohaska
Treasurer: Safa Riadh

Boise General Representative: Nathan Puype
Moscow General Representative: Monica Rector

Statement of purpose:
LSADR's purpose is to provide UI's law students with an opportunity to learn and experience the wide range of conflict resolution techniques encompassed in the ADR continuum.

Multicultural Law Caucus

President: Paul Alexander
Vice President: Katy Higgs
Secretary: Travis Hartshorn
Treasurer: Louis Myers

Statement of Purpose:
The Multicultural Law Caucus (MLC) is an organization designed to promote cultural, ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity within the University of Idaho's College of Law. Its primary purpose is to educate law students about issues of diversity in order to provide a more nurturing community for our own minority law students. MLC also focuses on preparing future legal professionals for an increasingly globalized world. This group welcomes all students to participate in its school and community activities.

Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

Co-Chairs: Danielle Mayberry & Ronald Rousseau
Vice Chair: Hannah Etengoff
Treasurer: Paul Alexander
Secretary: Christine Miller
Boise Liaison: Brian Stephens

Statement of purpose:
We, the Students of the University of Idaho College of Law, acknowledge the need to assume a proactive role in the development of the Native American Legal Community, articulate and promote the needs of Native Law Students and Law students interested in Native American Law, increase the degree of professionalism among Native attorneys and all attorneys in the field, encourage and prepare Native Secondary and Collegiate students for higher education, and increase the awareness of and a commitment to the needs of the Native Community as a whole, and do hereby establish the Constitution of the University of Idaho College of Law Native American Law Students Association.


President: Ryan Squires
Vice President: John Periman
Treasurer: Colton Boyles
Secretary: Leeann Greenough

Statement of purpose:
OutLaw is an organization open to all students who are interested in extending civil rights to all Americans. OutLaw serves as a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) law students, in addition to law students who have family and friends in the GLBT community. Our main goals are to (1) educate our school and our community about GLBT issues and (2) to participate in legal issues that affect the GLBT community in Idaho. Furthermore, we provide information and networking occasions to GLBT law students in order to increase educational and career opportunities. Through these goals and opportunities we hope to promote understanding and acceptance among all.

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Borah Chapter (PAD)

Justice: Emily Leddige
Vice Justice: Letisia Lopez
Marshall: Justin Kover
Clerk: Janell Middleton
Treasurer: Salena Campbell

Statement of Purpose:
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) is the world's largest professional legal fraternity serving law students, legal educators, and members of the Bench and Bar. As a local organization, the chapter focuses on service to the profession and the community by hosting networking events with alumni and by doing community service. As an international organization, the chapter sends several students to international and district conferences throughout the school year which are paid by the fraternity. These gatherings impart unique opportunities to interact with other ΦΑΔ members, including present-day attorneys and justices, which are invaluable in securing future professional legal contacts to aspiring law students.

Public Interest Law Group  (PILG)

Co-Presidents: John Brassell and David Commisa

Statement of purpose:
The Public Interest Law Group (PILG) helps students pursue the careers and activities they are passionate about. There are two ways PILG fulfills this goal: providing assistance for students interested in public interest careers and facilitating hands-on experience. Students receive career assistance through networking opportunities, career panels and debt relief advocacy. PILG also provides hands-on experience by organizing group pro bono opportunities and other volunteer service. PILG is the UI College of Law affiliate of Equal Justice Works and The Student Hurricane Network and also organizes Court Appointed Special Advocate training for law students.

Student Bar Association (SBA)

President: Linda Wells
Vice Presidents:
      Moscow - Ryan Black
      Boise - Jenny Swajkoski
Director of Student Affairs: Ammon Judy
Treasurer: Safa Riadh
Secretary: Louis Myers
Sergeant-at-Arms: Cody Witko
Senior Honor Code Counsel: Chikezie Ogbuehi
Honor Code Deputy Counsel: Paul Alexander
3L SBA Judiciary Justices and Honor Court Justices: Caitlin Hurlock & Reid Peterson
2L SBA Judiciary Justice and Honor Court Justice: Jessica Fernandez
3L Representatives: Matt Comstock & Katie Hendricks2L Representatives: Jose Carmona and Rob Tunison
Tenure Review Committee Members: Jaime Matier & Ammon Judy
Graduation Committee: Ammon Judy, Ingrid Batey, Mikel Hautzinger, & Cody Earl

Statement of purpose:
The SBA was founded to enrich and diversify the lives of every law student. By virtue of being admitted to the University of Idaho College of Law, each student is automatically a member of the SBA. The SBA is comprised of an Executive Board, a governing council, and student organizations operating under the auspices of the SBA. It is the responsibility of the SBA to ensure student organizations limited funds are allocated in an equitable manner. Once funds are distributed, the SBA organizations are charged with carrying out the mission of their respective organizations. Student organizations augment law school learning by providing their members with rich and meaningful events such as guest speakers and/or specific skills training. Service in the SBA is entirely voluntary. Board members, officers, and student leaders work tirelessly, without remuneration, to engender a spirit of collegiality and a truly rewarding and memorable law school experience.

Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA)

Officers: Keith Scholl, Brian Buck, Hank Evans

Women's Law Caucus

Moscow President: Erin Heuring
Boise President: Stacy Mahar
Moscow VP Outreach: Bethany Mikolas
Boise VP Outreach: Laurie O'Neal
Moscow VP Programming: Kali Parker
Boise VP Programming: Christie Disparte
Moscow Secretary: Amy Johnston
Boise Secretary: Anja Rodriguez
WLC Treasurer: Mary Jane Oatman

Statement of purpose:
Promote an atmosphere of equality among all law students; Raise awareness of the legal issues impacting women; Promote networking opportunities among our members, the faculty and staff, and the legal community at large; Provide acts of service for the community; Outreach to underrepresented groups in the law; Encourage the development, recognition, and discussion of women's contributions to the legal field.

Our annual events include: Substantive presentations by WLC members, practitioners, and scholars on issues of law impacting women practicing law and how the law impacts women’s interests in the community; Sexual Violence Awareness Month presentations;  Social service and scholarship/stipend fundraisers; Meet-and-Greet networking event.