In this issue:
College of Law Welcomes New Full-Time Faculty
With pride and enthusiasm, the College this summer is greeting two new full-time, tenure-track faculty members who will augment the College’s strength in the areas of intellectual property and natural resources.
Annemarie Bridy will teach intellectual property law as well as contracts and related commercial law subjects. She received her J.D. degree magna cum laude from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she was an editor of the law review and had the highest grade point average in her class despite working full-time while in law school. She received her baccalaureate degree in English summa cum laude from Boston University and later earned a Ph.D. degree with honors in English from the University of California/Irvine. After graduating from law school, she clerked with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She comes to the law faculty from a position of litigation associate with the major law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads in Philadelphia, where her practice focused on intellectual property and commercial litigation.
Jerrold Long will teach natural resources law, property, and subjects relating to the new interdisciplinary “Water of the West” program at the University of Idaho. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Law, where he was president of his first-year class and associate editor of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy. He received his baccalaureate degree magna cum laude in biology at Utah State University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He is a native Idahoan, having grown up in Rexburg. He served as an intern for the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, and worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, General Litigation Section, Environmental & Natural Resources Division, before becoming an environmental litigation associate with the western regional firm of Holland & Hart at its Cheyenne office. He comes to the law faculty from a position of instructor, Distinguished Graduate Fellow, and Ph.D. candidate at the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, an interdisciplinary program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He will complete his Ph.D. requirements while in Moscow.
The College also is pleased to welcome new full-time and part-time faculty to the clinical education program.
Trapper Stewart has joined the clinical faculty in a full-time position for 2007-08. He will direct the Tax Clinic, provide summer faculty coverage in several clinical courses, and teach practice skills courses as assigned. His work will include collaboration with other clinical faculty in the Trial Advocacy and Lawyering Process courses, as well as collaboration with Professor Alan Williams in the Trial Skills course. He graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law, earning a place on the dean’s list in all six semesters. He clerked for the Idaho Supreme Court, practiced with the firm of Elam & Burke in Boise, and then moved to Moscow, where he maintained a general civil practice at the firm of Landeck, Westberg, Judge & Graham, before joining the law faculty.
Carole Wells has joined the clinical faculty in a part-time position for 2007-08. She will direct the Victims’ Rights Clinic, engaging in statewide outreach on the rights of crime victims. A graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, she has practiced law in Moscow and has served by contract as the Drug Court Case Manager for the Second Judicial District, Latah County. She is a recipient of the Idaho State Bar’s pro bono service award and a board member of “Sojourner’s Alliance,” a Moscow-based homeless shelter organization. She will continue a limited private practice while engaged in her part-time clinical teaching and outreach.
Indian Estate Planning Internships Enter Their Most Ambitious Summer
For the fourth consecutive year, the College of Law is administering a grant-funded internship program that enables law students from the University of Idaho and other northwest law schools to work in Indian Country under professional supervision, preparing wills and estate plans for tribal members. This year’s summer program involves the greatest geographical reach in the program’s four-year history -- extending to twelve service locations in four western states: Idaho (Coeur d’Alene, Nez Perce, and Shoshone-Bannock reservations), Montana (Blackfeet and Crow reservations), Oregon (Burns/Paiute, Umatilla, and Warm Springs reservations), and Washington (Colville, Kalispel, Muckleshoot, and Swinomish reservations).
The program, funded by the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, headquartered in Minnesota, helps insure that Native Americans receive needed legal services to preserve their lands. The program was started by University of Idaho law professor Dennis Colson, now retired, and former University of Idaho law professor Douglas Nash, who is continuing his work in the program from Seattle University, where he is the director of the Institute for Indian Estate Planning & Probate. Further information about the program is available from Dean Burnett (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is collaborating in the administration of the program.