Brooke Hardy is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Idaho, where she teaches Legal Research and Writing.
Professor Hardy received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics from the University of Florida. She earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she graduated in the top 3% of her class. At Florida Law, she served as Senior Research Editor of the Florida Law Review and was a member of the Florida Moot Court Team. She also received numerous honors, including membership in Order of the Coif and the Outstanding Brief award from a national moot court competition.
Professor Hardy comes to Idaho Law with extensive practice experience. After law school, she clerked twice at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, first for Chief Judge Ed Carnes in Montgomery, Alabama, and later for Judge Adalberto Jordan, in Miami, Florida. She practiced in the Atlanta offices of two national law firms: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, where she was an IP litigator, and Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where she was an appellate specialist. She also spent a year litigating First Amendment Establishment Clause cases in Washington, DC, as the Madison Fellow in Constitutional Litigation at the national non-profit organization Americans United for Separation or Church and State. Finally, she has served as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Miami School of Law, where she taught Federal Courts and a seminar on the Death Penalty.
Professor Hardy’s scholarship includes articles and book chapters in a wide range of topics, from criminal procedure to family law. Her research interests include a variety of criminal law topics, including post-conviction review and the Eighth Amendment.