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

Professor Charles Wilkinson

Charles Wilkinson, the Moses Lasky Professor of Law at the University of Colorado, has written widely on law, history, and society in the American West.

Professor Wilkinson has a deep interest in Indian people, dating from his days with the Native American Rights Fund. That interest has led him to work for tribes on many issues, most recently as tribal representative (along with Jaime Pinkham of Idaho's Nez Perce Tribe) in the negotiation of Secretary Babbitt's 1997 Secretarial Order on Tribal Rights and the Endangered Species Act.

Wilkinson, who has been teaching law since 1971, has received many honors, including the National Wildlife Federations' National Conservation Achievement Award and teaching awards from his students at Colorado, Oregon, and Michigan law schools. His books include the standard law texts on public land law and Indian law. His publications also include American Indians, Time and the Law (Yale, 1987), The Eagle Bird (Pantheon 1992), Crossing the Next Meridian: Land, Water and the Future of the West (Island Press, 1992) and Fire on the Plateau: Conquest and Endurance of the American Southwest (Inland Press, 1999) among others.