College of Law

Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
fax: 208-885-5709
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

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


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

Pat Costello

Patrick D. Costello

Office: LAW, Rm. 10
Phone: (208) 885-7077
Mailing Address: University of Idaho College of Law
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 2322
Moscow, ID 83844-2322

College of Law
University of Idaho
Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1999

  • Biography
    Patrick D. Costello is a visiting associate professor at the University of Idaho, College of Law, where he supervises the General Practice/Domestic Violence Clinic, co-supervises the Mediation Clinic, and teaches Trial Advocacy. In previous years he has taught Professional Responsibility, The Lawyering Process (Pre-trial Civil Procedure), Tax Clinic and Pro Se Clinic.
    He was a member of the Supreme Court's "Protecting Children Committee" and a coauthor of the "Idaho Protocol for Protecting Children of High Conflict Divorce." He compiled the "Idaho Benchguide and Clerk's Manual" CD-Rom published by Westgroup for the Idaho judiciary.

    Prior to joining the law school faculty, Professor Costello was a magistrate judge in Clearwater County, Idaho for seven years. During that time he also served as an adjunct faculty member for University of Idaho College of Law and for Lewis-Clark State College. He practiced law in Boise, Idaho, for twelve years, where he was legal counsel to Governors John Evans and Cecil Andrus, and founded the law firm of Park, Costello and Burkett.

    In 1999, Professor Costello received the Award of Distinction presented by the Family Law Section of the Idaho State Bar. Other awards he has received include the "Public Citizen of the Year" award from the North Branch of the Idaho Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (1999), "Outstanding Young Man of Idaho" from the Idaho Jaycees (1983), and "Best Broadcast News Series of the Year" presented by the Idaho Press Club (1978).

    He is married to Donna Kay Fladager, and has two grown sons, Quinn and Alex.
  • Outreach Projects
    • Legal Education Specialist, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Amman, Jordan, Nov.-Dec. 2008
    • Legal Education Specialist, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Prishtina, Kosovo, May-June 2010
  • Awards and Honors
    • FIDA (Faculty International Development Award), University Studies Abroad Consortium, Puntarenas, Costa Rica May-June 2009

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