For a century, the University of Idaho College of Law – recognized nationally as an excellent value – has prepared students as lawyers, business leaders and public servants. With a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the state’s only law school, you will be positioned to join the college's thousands of accomplished alumni with the comprehensive expertise, practical experience, faculty guidance and professional connections you need to launch your successful legal career.
The program is designed to allow you to focus on a specific area of law that interests you and to take courses that prepare you for specialized practice. You may choose to pursue an emphasis in one of the following areas:
- Environmental and Natural Resources Law
- Business Law and Entrepreneurship
- Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
You also have the option to participate in one of our dual degree programs and earn an additional graduate degree to further establish your specialization:
Students develop the broad legal education and analytical thinking and writing skills essential to the successful practice of law. Graduates are qualified to take the bar exam anywhere in the United States. Through the study of appellate court decisions, advanced readings, simulations and real-life practice, you will learn how to analyze and interpret the law to effectively and ethically represent your clients. Specific courses also help you refine your skills in legal research, brief writing and oral argument.
From the college's seven clinics to our innovative pro bono program, you will have unlimited opportunities to apply classroom theory to help people with real legal issues. Additionally, our excellent externship program gives you on-the-job experience and academic mentoring in a professional setting.
The College of Law’s small size, approximately 300 students, allows you to quickly form a network of peers and professional contacts. The intimate setting also ensures personal attention and career guidance from our esteemed faculty members.