As a student in the College of Law, you'll have numerous opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to real legal situations. This valuable practical experience will give you an excellent head start in your legal career.
- Clinics: Advise clients in our Community Law Clinic, Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Family Justice Clinic, Housing Clinic, Immigration Litigation & Appellate Clinic or Low Income Tax Clinic.
- Externships: Work for public agencies, nonprofit organizations, or state and federal judges while earning credit.
- Semester in Practice: Third-year students work in approved agencies and nonprofits in Boise, Idaho.
- Pro Bono Program: Provide at least 50 hours of required law-related service.
- Competitions: Hone your skills through legal writing competitions and courtroom competitions.
- Magistrate Judge Research Assistance: Assist judges with research and writing projects.
- Legislative Research Assistance Program: Assist Idaho’s legislators with research and writing projects during the legislative session.
- Trial Advocacy Program: This week-long, intensive program jumpstarts the 3L year with students from both locations meeting in Moscow during orientation week. Coached by experienced practitioners, judges and clinical faculty, third-year students get the opportunity to showcase the knowledge gained in their first two years in the program. The program culminates in a case tried before a jury made up of incoming 1L students.
- Idaho Heritage Project: The Idaho Heritage Project – Rural Services Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support for students serving summer internships, externships, or pro bono service in rural communities throughout the state of Idaho.