Law News Releases
Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0700The impact of the 50-year-old Terry v. Ohio decision and its treatment of stop-and-frisk procedures will be the topic of the 2018 Idaho Law Review Symposium, sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law. Read more
Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:31:00 -0800The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research and the College of Law have partnered to sponsor a discussion on policy and the law in Boise. The March edition of the university’s Policy Pub series will feature a panel of judges from Idaho’s courts from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise. Speakers include Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick, Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody and 4th District Judge Nancy Baskin of Boise. Read more
Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:17:00 -0800Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht will give the lecture “Liberty and Justice for Some,” addressing the subject of access to justice, at the fifth Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government on Thursday, March 22, in Boise. Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:32:00 -0800A special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation will hold an employer info session from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in TLC Room 31. The speaker will present an overview of the FBI mission, discuss various opportunities within the FBI, provide basic information on the application and hiring process (including automatic dis-qualifiers and minimum qualifications), and additional focus on the special agent position hiring process and Quantico training academy experience. All majors and class years are invited to attend, including College of Law students. Read more
Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:16:00 -0800Jessalyn Hopkin, a third-year law student at the University of Idaho's College of Law, was named to National Jurist's Top 20 Law Students of the Year list. These students are ones who have contributed the most to their schools and communities. Hopkin is pursuing a Juris Doctor so she can address problems of the child welfare system. A single mother of a young son, Hopkin has been an advocate for students at the growing Boise location. She is a driving force in the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Street Law Clinic; she has advocated for equal representation of Boise; and she is part of many campus organizations. Read more.
Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:00 -0800John Matthews of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) will present a talk titled: "The Invisible Water Utility: Redefining Sustainability in a Changing Climate" from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the IRIC lobby. Thetalk will be followed by a panel discussion on "Resilient Water Management in a Climate Altered World." In addition to Matthews, panelists include College of Science researcher John Abatzoglou, College of Law Professor Barbara Cosens, and Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) Assistant Director Mark Solomon. Light refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by IWRRI, the NSF IGERT Water Resources Program, and the Environmental Law Society. Read more
Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:09:00 -0800The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic is now running at the University of Idaho College of Law. Come down with photo ID, your Social Security card, and your tax forms to receive help preparing your tax return. We are open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Menard Law 105. For more information, contact Brady Espeland at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Nugen at email@example.com.
Posted Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:12:00 -0800A University of Idaho College of Law alumnus and immigrant who was brought to the United States illegally as a child will discuss the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allowed him to stay in the United States, during a presentation in Moscow. Luis Cortes Romero, who is now an attorney in one of the nationwide cases defending DACA, will discuss “The Attempt to Trump DACA: The Constitutional and Administrative Limits of President Trump’s Rescission of DACA” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Pacific time Thursday, Feb. 15, in Menard Law Building Room 104, Moscow, with streaming to Room 135 of the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center in Boise. Read more
Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:07:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax filing assistance for taxpayers with income less than $54,000. The program runs from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13 through April 12, in the Menard Law Building, Room 105. Please email Brady Espeland at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:06:00 -0800A panel of University of Idaho faculty members will present a panel discussion on "The Underground Railroad in Law, History, Literature and American Society," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the College of Law courtroom, 711 S. Rayburn St.
Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:47:00 -0800Congratulations to third-year law students David Delyea and Andrew Augustine, who were awarded the Rosa Parks Student Award at the annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Breakfast in Moscow. Read more
Posted Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:30:00 -0800Mumin Abass reached the U.S.-Mexico border with nothing but the clothes on his back and a plea for asylum, according to his lawyers, a team of pro bono University of Idaho College of Law students. He's described on a fundraising page as a queer man from Ghana, a country in West Africa known for its suppression of LGBTQ rights. Read more
Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:53:00 -0800The College of Law Office of Admissions is hosting an info session on law school for WSU and U of I advisors, faculty and staff at noon Thursday, Dec 14, in Room 108 of the Menard building. Topics to be covered include the application process, 3+3 programs for undergrads, the curriculum, academic opportunities, clinics and more.
Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:12:00 -0800The University of Idaho Law Library seeks applicants for the position of Finance & Administration Manager. This position reports directly to the Law Library Director and provides high-level administrative and financial management and support to the UI College of Law Library, College of Law IT, and the Idaho State Law Library (ISLL). The position is open until filled with a priority consideration date of 12/3/17. For further details and application instructions, visit https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/19859.
Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:11:00 -0800College of Law students in Moscow and Boise raised $4,855.90 and donated 1,440 food items to local food banks. This year all donations in Moscow went to the Moscow Food Bank and all donations in Boise went to the Idaho Food Bank located in Boise. Last year, students were able to raise $4,455.01 in cash donations and 1,053 in food items. A special thanks to Phi Alpha Delta's Executive Board: Ali Raza Iqbal, Alex Hayes, Mallam Prior, Katie Vandenberg, Max Williams and Jeff Jimenez. Without their hard work and cooperation in both Boise and Moscow, none of this would have been possible.
Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:01:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law has partnered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to open a patent and trademark resource center at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center in Boise. The Idaho Patent and Trademark Resource Center will host a free public seminar Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, with an event for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals. The daylong seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Legacy Pointe Room of the Idaho Water Center. A light reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. Read more
Posted Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:51:00 -0700A former Republican congressman from South Carolina will bring his campaign to address climate change through free-enterprise policies to Idaho next week.
Posted Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:39:00 -0700If you have (or will soon have) a degree in engineering, computer sciences, or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics and related disciplines), you can take the Patent Office's Registration Exam to become a Patent Agent. Patent Agents can make up to $20,000 a year more than similarly situated engineers and scientists. The exam is available virtually on-demand via computer. Becoming a patent agent can also be a step toward the even more lucrative career of becoming a Patent Attorney. Read more
Posted Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:33:00 -0700Join the University College of Law for a panel discussion featuring Anita Hill from 10:30 a.m. to noon Pacific time Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Clearwater/Whitewater Room in the Commons. The panel will focus on sexual harassment in the workplace and the law surrounding it. The panel will be streamed to ILJLC Room 136 in Boise. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the University of Idaho Women's Center. Learn more about the Bellwood Lecture series.
Posted Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:07:00 -0700Join the University of Idaho College of Law for Constitution Day 2017 on Sept. 15, 2017 in Moscow and Boise. In 1787, when asked what the framers of the Constitution had created, Benjamin Franklin memorably replied, "A republic, if you can keep it." Read more