The University of Idaho College of Law
is among America's best public law schools in the small-population States, and is recognized nationally as an exceptional value. The College emphasizes quality over quantity. With an average enrollment of only 300 students, the College guarantees the personal attention each student deserves and the numerous firsthand public service and clinical opportunities that set Idaho Law alumni apart. A strong commitment to diversity ensures a vibrant community of scholars, lawyers and professionals. This distinctive, intimate, collegial environment is further enriched by the surrounding region, which is well known for its vast beauty, ample outdoor recreation and excellent quality of life. Established in 1909, the College has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1914 and has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1925.
As Idaho's only accredited law school, the College entered its second century with a commitment to providing high quality, affordable public legal education statewide. The University is currently developing a second College of Law campus in the state capital of Boise to complement the College's home location on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow. To meet the changing needs of legal education, the College has committed resources to the development of a clinical program
ranked number 13 by National Jurist
magazine, a growing externship program
and a litigation and alternative dispute resolution emphasis
. Creative use of the Boise campus to enhance these opportunities was recognized by pre-Law Magazine as among the 25 most innovative ideas in legal education. To foster a commitment to service among its graduates, the College is one of the few law schools with a mandatory pro bono requirement
. The College has a strong commitment to the recruitment of Native American students within Idaho and the education of all students in Native American Law through development of its Native Law Program
. As one of a handful of public law schools associated with a land grant university, the College has developed a strong Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program
focused on the law/science interface with four concurrent degree offerings and seven law faculty teaching in this area. The College has dedicated its Boise location in the rapidly growing Treasure Valley to enhancement of offerings in business law
, intellectual property
, and economic development
. The College is among a small number of law schools nation-wide with increased enrollment, applications, and total diversity in fall 2013.
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