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

Ben Layman

Ben Layman '11

As a successful student athlete in track and field at Idaho State University, Ben cleared a personal record of 7 feet to win the 2006 high jump conference championship.

Now, in his second year in law school, Ben still reaches high. But this time, it’s toward his longtime dream of becoming a lawyer.

“I really enjoy the challenge of law,” he says. “I want to become a lawyer so I can give people the help they need to achieve their goals through the means of the law.”

Ben says he researched several law schools, but the University of Idaho College of Idaho seemed like a smart choice.

“Other law schools were double, sometimes triple the price,” he says. “The College of Law’s affordability was really attractive to me.”

Ben says he discovered his first year of law school to be like most would expect: difficult. He credits the staff of the College of Law’s Academic Support Office for giving him the extra help he needed to get through those first challenging months.

"The Academic Support Office is an excellent resource for those students who might be struggling,” he says. “They work closely with you to help you understand the material so that you can become a better law student, and ultimately a better lawyer.”

Ben is also impressed with the diversity of the student body.

“The students all come from different places, backgrounds and religions,” he says. “It’s really cool because despite our differences, we all get along and have great discussions. There’s a nice feeling of respect and friendship that exists in the college.”

"There's a nice feeling of respect and friendship that exists in the college."