September 2018 - First Monday
Dear Alumni and Friends,
The fall semester is in full swing at the College of Law, with classes starting on Aug. 20. As the weather cools and it starts to feel like fall, students in both locations are seeking shelter from the lingering smoke and hunkering down in their books. These first weeks of classes are always my favorite part of the year, even more so this year as I had the opportunity to welcome all of our new first-year students in person. The excitement and energy they bring make us look forward to a fantastic new year.
As is our tradition, orientation week for our first-year students begins with Convocation and a day of introduction to professionalism. Students spend the day with members of the bench and bar discussing some of the challenges they will face as attorneys. I like to think of Idaho, and especially the legal community, as a small town with very long streets. The professionalism program is a great example of this. The students enjoy the special opportunity to meet leaders in the Idaho legal community. We were honored to host the following professionalism mentors this year:
- Brad Andrews, Idaho State Bar
- Hon. G. Richard Bevan, Idaho Supreme Court
- Hon. Jeff Brudie, Second District Court
- Hon. Barbara Buchanan, First District Court
- John Cafferty, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP
- Jim Dickinson, Ada County Prosecutor's Office
- Tecla Druffel, TED BK, PLLC
- Hon. Michelle Evans, Nez Perce County Magistrate Court
- Jana Gomez, Lewiston City Attorney
- Tim Gresback, Tim Gresback, LLC
- Helaman Hancock, Marimn Health
- Hon. Joel Horton, Idaho Supreme Court
- Hon. John Judge, Latah County Magistrate Court
- Regina McCrea, Owens, McCrea & Linscott, PLLC
- Kinzo Mihara, Mihara Law PLLC
- Mia Vowels, Moscow City Attorney
- Hon. Lawrence Wasden, Attorney General
- Fafa Alidjani, Alidjani Law, PLLC
- Hon. Robyn Brody, Idaho Supreme Court
- Hon. Roger Burdick, Idaho Supreme Court
- V. Renee Karel, Susan Lynn Mimura & Associates, PLLC
- Kammie Cuneo, Andersen Schwartzman Woodard Brailsford, PLLC
- Catherine Freeman, Ada County Prosecutors Office
- Patrick Geile, Foley Freeman, PLLC
- Hon. Molly Huskey, Idaho Court of Appeals
- Jennifer Jensen, Holland and Hart, LLC
- Brian Kane, Office of the Attorney General
- Chelsea Kidney, Office of the Attorney General
- Caralee Lambert, Idaho State Bar
- Hon. Jerold Lee, Canyon County Magistrate Court
- Erik Lehtinen, Idaho State Appellate Public Defender's Office
- Hon. Gene Petty, Third Judicial District Court
- J. Walter Sinclair, Holland and Hart, LLC
- Gary Slette, Robertson & Slette, PLLC
- Hon. John Stegner, Idaho Supreme Court
- Hon. Jayme Sullivan, Canyon County Magistrate Court
- Gregory LeDonne, Office of the Attorney General
The rest of the orientation week includes a Lawyering Fundamentals curriculum designed to prepare students for their law school experience. Students attend model classes where they first discover the heightened demands of legal education. Using Intentional Torts as the topic, our faculty introduce students to legal problem solving, the Socratic Method, legal analysis, and communicating like a lawyer. The students even get to experience their first final exam at the end of the program, designed to prepare them for when it really counts at the end of the semester. Lawyering Fundamentals is also the beginning of our Bar Exam Success Toolkit (BEST). BEST is a set of initiatives and resources designed to comprehensively support student success throughout the entire law school experience, from orientation up until the bar exam. A commercial bar exam preparation course, included in their tuition, is the concluding BEST resource.
Each year, it is my pleasure to award the Allan G. Shepard Professorship to one of our distinguished faculty. The Shepard Professorship is supported by the Shepard Endowment, established by the former Chief Justice’s wife, Donna Shepard, to honor Chief Justice Shepard and to enhance the reputation and mission of the College of Law by providing the means to attract and retain highly distinguished faculty.
I am pleased to congratulate the recipient of the Allan G. Shepard Professorship for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years: Professor Annemarie Bridy. Professor Bridy is nationally recognized and respected scholar of intellectual property and information law. In addition to her service to the College of Law, she is also an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society and an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project. Congratulations Professor Bridy!
The College of Law provides students many opportunities to participate in in-house clinics, where they work on real cases under the supervision of our permanent clinical faculty. Each month I will highlight the good work of one of our clinics, beginning this month with our Immigration Clinic. Students in the University of Idaho’s Immigration Clinic have successfully defended immigrants from deportation in immigration court, won their release from detention, and prevailed in their appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Each year students represent immigrant clients in a wide variety of cases and conduct education and outreach sessions in immigrant communities across the state. They seek protection for clients fleeing persecution, children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by their parents, and victims of violent crimes. The clinic also provides legal consultations to immigrant students and scholars across the University of Idaho and Washington State University’s campuses. To find out how to support the work of the Immigration Clinic, or any of our legal aid clinics, please contact Michele Bartlett at email@example.com.
Judge Kavanaugh Nomination Series
The College of Law is excited to present a new video series on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court. In videos posted so far, Professor Wendy Couture discusses “Judge Kavanaugh and Securities Regulation,” and Professor Tim Murphy and 3L KateLyn Price discuss “Judge Kavanaugh and Patents,” Professor John Rumel discusses “Judge Kavanaugh and Employment Law,” Professor Anastasia Telesetsky discusses ‘Judge Kavanaugh and International Law,’and Professor Richard Seamon discusses “Judge Kavanaugh and the Second Amendment.”This series is available here.
Have a wonderful fall,
Dean Jerrold Long
College of Law
1978 Class Reunion
College of Law Class of 1978 will meet in Boise.
Please contact Michele Bartlett for more information:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: The Future of Government and Governance of Disaster in the West
Oct. 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium
Basic Admission: $75
Government / non-profit sector attorneys seeking 5.25 CLE credits: $100
Private sector attorneys seeking 5.25 CLE credits: $125
(CLE pending approval with Idaho State Bar)
(Admission includes lunch and refreshments)
October 23 – Boise
Reception & Remarks
JUMP, Pioneer Room
October 24 – Moscow
Lecture & Reception
Pitman Center, International Ballroom