Trapper Stewart comes to the College of Law faculty with a rich background that includes two years prior teaching experience at the College of Law, private practice, in-house corporate counsel work, legal aid work, and a judicial clerkship.
At the College of Law, he has supervised the College’s tax, domestic violence, and civil clinics, and he has taught Contracts, Lawyering Process, Trial Advocacy, Trial Skills, Remedies, and Professional Responsibility. His current work at the College of Law focuses on his positions as Director of the mandatory Pro Bono Program and of the summer Externship Program, as well as teaching skills courses related to the Externship Program. He also continues to serve as a small-group instructor in Trial Skills.
After graduating with honors from Lewis-Clark State College, he received his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law, during which time he served as an extern for Idaho Second Judicial District Judge Ronald J. Schilling, interned with the University of Idaho Office of General Counsel and Elam & Burke in Boise, and was a research assistant for Professors Dale Goble and Dennis Colson.
After graduation, he was a Law Clerk for the Idaho Supreme Court. His subsequent practice emphasized litigation in a wide variety of forums, as well as real estate transaction work, local land use planning work, and business formation and transactions, with the firms of Elam & Burke, in Boise, Idaho, and Landeck, Westberg, Judge & Graham, in Moscow, Idaho, and in-house with the Kingston Group of companies, based in Idaho.
Professor Stewart has served as the coordinator and committee leader for the Second Judicial District Bar Association Citizens’ Law Academy, as a member of the Idaho State Bar Association Public Information Committee, as a volunteer grader for the Idaho State Bar examination, and as a volunteer small claims court mediator in Latah County. He is currently a member of the Idaho State Bar/Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Committee and is a member of the Idaho State Bar Association Litigation and Professionalism and Ethics Sections.