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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: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Professor Macfarlane's Use of Force Scholarship Cited in Qualified Immunity Opinion

August 10, 2020

Professor Macfarlane's article Accelerated Civil Rights Settlements in the Shadow of Section 1983 was cited by Judge Carlton Reeves of the Southern District of Mississippi, whose opinion in Jamison v. McClendon criticizes qualified immunity. Judge Reeves' opinion urges the Supreme Court to revisit the doctrine, and centers the victims of police violence. As CNN reports, "[i]n each line of the opening to Reeves' opinion, the judge outlines fatal and nonfatal encounters often between Black Americans and police officers, naming victims in the footnotes." Professor Macfarlane is a leading expert on excessive force litigation. This summer, she was interviewed by USA Today about the murder of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, and discussed police training and racial justice on Boise Public Radio's Idaho Matters. Her essay Foreseeable Police Shootings was published in the Columbia Law Review Forum in January.

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: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu