Law News Releases
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
Posted Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:56:00 -0700Kate Evans, associate professor in the College of Law, is hosting two Know Your Rights sessions Sept. 13 and 18. These sessions will cover the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) changes as well as information on your rights when approached by law enforcement or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join. Session are 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in TLC 031, and 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in TLC 031.
Posted Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:56:00 -0700Free consultations are available for those affected by changes to DACA or who have family affected by the changes. The consultations are private and all information, including your name, remains confidential. If interested, please contact the University of Idaho College of Law Legal Aid Clinic at 208-885-6541 and leave a message with your contact information. Members of the Immigration Clinic will respond promptly and schedule an appointment. Clinic drop-in hours are 4-6 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 6 and Nov. 27 in Room 09 of the Menard Law Building. All consultations are confidential.
Posted Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:11:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law is pleased to welcome women’s rights icon, Anita Hill as its speaker for the annual Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture Oct. 10-11 in Boise and Moscow. Read more
Posted Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law and FACES of Hope Victim Center along with the FACES of Hope Foundation have partnered to better serve the legal needs of victims of abuse in the Boise community. FACES of Hope Victim Center provides services in a safe, private, and supportive setting for victims of partner abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:49:00 -0700The College of Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the Allan G. Shepard Professorship and the Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professorship.
Professor Wendy Couture is the Alan G. Shepard Professor of Law. The Allan G. Shepard Professorship is supported by the Allan Shepard Endowment, which was funded largely by the Estate of Muriel Kirk under administration of Donna Shepard (Justice Shepard's surviving spouse). The endowment supports a professorship for "at least one academic year."
Posted Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:16:00 -0700Idaho media law has changed significantly since 2003, which is why a collection of University of Idaho professors re-wrote the book on it. Read more
Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:14:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law welcomes its first class of first-year law students to its Boise location this week. New student orientation begins Tuesday, Aug. 15, and continues through Aug. 18. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 21. Read more
Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:27:00 -0700More than 15 students from the University of Idaho College of Law are serving the public interest pro bono this summer, thanks to awards from the college’s Summer Public Interest Fund Program. The program awarded about $37,000 to students working for nonprofits and legal organizations in Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Utah, and Tennessee. Read more
Posted Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:27:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law will host the 2017 Idaho Teachers’ Institute on Law-Related Civic Education June 15-16 at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center in Boise. The Institute is a program developed in cooperation with Idaho’s federal and state courts. Teachers from across Idaho are attending, including Hayden, Terreton, Chubbuck, Malad City, Blackfoot, Fruitland, Grangeville and Idaho Falls. Read more
Posted Wed, 31 May 2017 10:52:00 -0700A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week set aside a $4 million verdict against two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who shot two people after entering the couple’s home in Southern California. Read more