Law News Releases
Posted Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800The Idaho State Board of Education approved the opening of a first-year law program in Boise for the University of Idaho College of Law. Pending final American Bar Association approval, a first-year law program will be available in both the Moscow and Boise locations beginning this fall semester.
Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:59:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law offers LSAT Prep Courses in Boise and Moscow that include 20 hours of classroom instruction targeted to studying and practicing the areas most students need to work on using Cambridge Educational Services® materials. The course also builds in assignments and activities for students to do outside of class to support and maximize the work being done in class. Finally, a post-assessment Official LSAT PrepTest at the end of the course provides each student a snapshot of how far they have progressed, and helps them plan the rest of their preparation. The end of the course is timed to give the student plenty of time to take additional practice tests, at a reasonable and productive pace, before the summer and fall administration of the actual LSAT. Click here for details for the Boise Spring 2017 class, which starts April 1, 2017. Read more
Posted Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:30:00 -0800Maria Vega still remembers sitting as a young girl in the office of an immigration lawyer and thinking to herself that her mother, who had emigrated from Mexico, was not being treated fairly.
Posted Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:01:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law Legal Aid Clinic and the Multicultural Law Caucus will host a panel discussion examining immigration law and issues facing immigrants under the Trump administration.
Posted Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:35:00 -0800Reginald Reeves of Ketchum, Idaho — an attorney and retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army well known for his volunteerism — will give the keynote address during the 2017 University of Idaho commemoration of Black History Month this February. Read more
Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:12:00 -0800Idaho Rep. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell, has introduced a bill to require local authorities to comply with federal immigration detainers when they arrest someone. The bill also discourages “sanctuary cities” by cutting off sales tax fundings to them. The proposal comes just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive action to crack down on immigrant-protecting sanctuary cities by cutting federal dollars. Read more
Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0800U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court tonight at 8 p.m. EST. The court has been working with eight justices since Antonin Scalia’s death last year. Former Presid Read more
Posted Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0800New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels will address criminal justice reform initiatives in Idaho at the fourth Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government Feb. 9 in Boise. Read more
Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:15:00 -0800U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders in his first 100 days that change immigration policy including restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, blocking visas from being issued to individuals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, and calling for larger border patrol forces and increased deportations of undocumented immigrants. Read more
Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:43:00 -0800Maria Vega, a third-year student at UI's College of Law, was presented with the Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award this past weekend. Her outreach efforts to the immigrant community and being a leader in finding ways the law school can better serve minority students have positively impacted the Moscow community. Read more in the Lewiston Tribune.
Posted Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0800The Standing Rock Sioux put a halt to construction of a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline late last year - but they didn't do it alone. Read more
Posted Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:13:00 -0800The University of Idaho has been named National Jurist Magazine's public service honor roll by being named one of the law schools with the greatest community impact. Between clinic hours, pro bono work and externships our 330 students contribute on average 148 hours to public service with the majority of those hours being within our community in the 2015-16 academic year. This is one of the highest number of hours for our community size in the nation. Read more. Read more
Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:29:00 -0800According to a recent ranking of ABA job placement rates down by The Faculty Lounge blog, UI College of Law ranks in the top 30 and as one of the top schools in the Northwest for outcomes. The numbers in the ranking represent the percentage of graduates in the class of 2015 who found full-time long term positions (JD required or where a JD was an advantage) within nine months after graduation. Read more here.
Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0800The University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations will honor 55 students during its annual Awards for Excellence dinner at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:33:00 -0800College of Law Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge is teaching International and Latin American Human Rights in Heredia, Costa Rica in summer 2017. The three-credit, Political Science 400 level course will look at the Inter-American System of Human Rights, Costa Rican laws, and Latin American struggles with human rights issues. Applications are being accepted now. Contact the International Programs Office to learn more about the opportunity and visit the USAC website for more information.
Posted Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:10:00 -0800The University of Idaho is now accepting submissions for the third annual MLK Art and Essay Contest. To commemorate the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., University of Idaho undergraduates, graduates and professional students enrolled for the spring 2017 semester are invited to write a short essay or create an artistic piece in the medium of their choice. Read more
Posted Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:56:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law held its annual food drive for the Moscow Food Bank. Law students raised $4,455.01 in cash donations and donated 1,053 items to the Moscow Food Bank. College of Law wishes to recognize Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), Multicultural Law Caucus , the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Professor Ben Beard, Professor Seamon, Professor MacFarlane and everyone else who made the food drive such a success.
Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:54:00 -0800Linda Copple Trout began her journey to the Idaho Supreme Court in Tokyo, Japan. Her father, who, by the way, was the personal doctor to World War II’s General Ridgway at the time, was stationed at Tokyo Army Hospital, when a baby girl arrived. “’Do you know anyone interested in adopting a baby girl?’ He convinced my mother,’” says Trout. Read more
Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:42:00 -0800Campus Conversation is hosting a discussions of the immigration impacts of the presidential election from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Panorama Room of the Idaho Commons.
Posted Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0800The College of Law would like to congratulate the winners of our Moot Court Competition. Read more