About the College of Law
Established in 1909, the University of Idaho College of Law is among the best small state public law schools in the U.S. We emphasize quality over quantity, have an average enrollment of 300 students and guarantee the personal attention each student deserves. Recognized as a Best Value law school by "preLaw Magazine," University of Idaho’s in-state tuition is well below average, with in-state residency a straightforward process that is easy to achieve.
Experiential learning opportunities complement the classroom experience and we provide practical opportunities for students to refine their lawyering skills while helping those most in need. We have a robust Semester in Practice program and several in-house legal clinics in which third year law students take cases, conduct research, and draft documents under the supervision of practicing attorneys, judges or policymakers. Students and employers report that University of Idaho College of Law graduates leave law school well equipped to practice law.
Students have the option to complete all three years in either Moscow or Boise. This option broadens and deepens the Juris Doctor curriculum with emphasis areas that correlate with Moscow’s academic campus and Boise’s entrepreneurial and governmental opportunities. Each of these communities presents a distinct array of venues for learning, professional development and recreation.
The College of Law’s faculty members, both new and long-standing, come from diverse social and legal backgrounds. They include former judges, prosecutors, public defenders, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) attorneys and private practice attorneys from a variety of interest areas. Our faculty members ensure that the region, nation and the world take notice of the University of Idaho College of Law by producing an impressive body of high-quality scholarly work while also making time for law students.
Commitment to Public Service
"National Jurist" magazine recognized the University of Idaho College of Law as one of the nation’s top 30 law schools for producing graduates entering public interest law. Our widely respected Pro Bono Program is in the highest American Bar Association (ABA) category for law school pro bono programs. We are one of only three law schools in the nation with such a rigorous program.
Excellence Through Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are essential components of the University of Idaho College of Law. Our strong commitment to diversity ensures vibrant discussions throughout the community of scholars, lawyers and professionals. This distinctive, collegial environment is further enriched by the surrounding region of small towns and farms, tribal lands, state parks and national forests, well known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities and excellent quality of life.
Legacy of Leaders
Our strong reputation draws high-achieving students from around the world who go on to become state and national leaders in law, business and public service. The College of Law’s 4,000 living alumni include CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Supreme Court justices, legislators, governors, attorneys general, state and federal judges and successful attorneys.
Welcome from the Dean
The University of Idaho College of Law has a statewide mission to provide affordable legal education on the Moscow and Boise campuses.
One College, Two Locations
The College of Law is fulfilling its statewide mission to deliver affordable public legal education in two locations, Moscow and Boise.