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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-364-4620

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
501 W Front St,
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
501 W Front St,
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Community Law Clinic

Students in our Community Law Clinic represent clients who could not otherwise afford an attorney in a wide variety of legal matters. These include:

  • Representing individuals in family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, termination of parental rights, adoptions, and guardianships
  • Assisting individuals with obtaining domestic violence protection orders
  • Advocating for tenants in landlord-tenant disputes
  • Defending clients in consumer debt collection actions
  • Advising individuals on changing their names
  • Preparing simple wills and Powers of Attorney
     

This practice resembles cases in which the majority of Idaho lawyers participate. Most cases are small enough that they can be completed in the time that a student is involved in the clinic program. A few are more complex, and have resulted in student participation in trials lasting a week or more.

Contact: legalaidclinic@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6541

Seeking assistance from the Community Law Clinic

The Community Law Clinic serves individuals with legal matters in Latah County and Nez Perce County with incomes at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Yes, the clinic will assist students with their legal matters if they fall within the income guidelines.

The clinic can help survivors of domestic violence or stalking obtain civil protection orders. The clinic can assist individuals with various family law matters, such as obtaining a divorce or a custody order. The clinic can advocate for individuals that are facing housing issues or having disputes with their landlords. The clinic can also help individuals legally change their names.

The clinic does not represent students dealing with University Code of Conduct matters. The clinic also does not assist with bankruptcy, employment matters, disability rights, civil lawsuits for the recovery of money, and immigration related issues (Immigration Clinic).

Contact the clinic at 208-885-6541 or legalaidclinic@uidaho.edu.

Individuals seeking services must first apply for services and participate in an intake interview. Third year law students working in the clinic will conduct the intake interview and gather information about you and your legal matter. The supervising attorney will then review the information and determine whether the clinic can assist you.

The clinic does not charge for legal services. However, there may be costs associated with a legal matter, such as service fees, costs to publish a legal notice in the newspaper, or fees to attend a court-ordered class, that you would be responsible for.

The clinic is an educational program designed to give law students hands on experience serving clients and practicing law. Therefore, you will be working with a third-year law student (referred to as a legal intern) who has a limited license to practice law from the Idaho Supreme Court. The third-year law student will be supervised by Professor Jessica Long.

Jessica Long

Associate Dean of Experiential Learning & Clinical Professor of Law

Menard 10

208-885-7077

jessicalong@uidaho.edu

Location: Moscow
Courses Taught: Community Law Clinic, Family Law, Lawyering Process, Trial Advocacy
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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-364-4620

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
501 W Front St,
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
501 W Front St,
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu