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

Sarah Simmons

Sarah Simmons '10

For some, the road to law school is fairly straightforward. For others, the course isn’t so direct. And for those like Sarah Simmons, the path may lead you around the globe.

The Idaho native’s journey began at a private Jesuit college in Missouri. While an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Spain and lived briefly in Nicaragua. She later lived and worked in Bozeman, Mont., before wandering south again to explore Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. When Sarah returned to the United States, she took up residence in Durango, Col., Driggs, Idaho, and Boise, Idaho.

In just a few short years, Sarah had lived in six countries, four states and three Idaho cities. Next stop: The University of Idaho College of Law.

“I was looking for a new challenge,” she says. “I knew that law school would be the place to find it.”

Sarah says her travels have enabled her to appreciate the value of the rule of law in developed and developing nations. She plans to pursue a legal career that allows her to “interact with and positively impact everyday people,” possibly internationally.

Sarah is actively involved in several student organizations at the College of Law. She is editor-in-chief of the crit, a member of the Women’s Law Caucus, and past co-president of the College of Law's American Civil Liberties Union.

“At the University of Idaho, the leadership opportunities are diverse and abundant,” she says. “There’s something for everyone, and anyone can get involved. It’s one of the most significant values of our small law school environment.”

“I was looking for a new challenge. I knew that law school would be the place to find it.”