October 2022 First Monday
Dear Alumni and Friends,
We’ve welcomed five new members of our permanent faculty this fall, and I’m so proud to introduce them to you.
Ashley Cetnar has been named an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law after visiting with us last year. Prior to joining us in Boise, Professor Cetnar taught at Stetson University College of Law. Professor Cetnar teaches in our academic success program and bar preparation programs. In her short time at the law school, she’s already become an important member of our community.
Professor Linda Jellum joins us in Moscow from Mercer University Law School where she served as the Ellison Capers Palmer, Sr. Endowed Chair in Tax Law. A prolific scholar, Professor Jellum has had her articles featured in some of the most prominent law journals in the country, including the Texas Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, and the UCLA Law Review. In addition to Tax Law, Professor Jellum is also teaching Civil Procedure and Administrative Law courses.
Professor Nick Smith serves as the director of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law. He most recently served as an associate general counsel of a Boise-based technology company. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law school, Professor Smith served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before entering private practice. His research interests include corporate social responsibility, impact investing, and the use of environmental, social, and governance factors in business decision-making.
Megan Starich has joined us as Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in Boise teaching Legal Writing and Analysis. Professor Starich is a graduate of the University of Washington Law School. After graduating, she clerked for the U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada before entering private practice where her focus was on employment law.
And last, but certainly not least, Professor Dawn Young has also joined us in Boise. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, she spent twelve years at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor Young teaches Academic Skills Lab I and II to our first-year students.
We are so lucky to have this group of dedicated teachers and scholars join our faculty. Please join me in welcoming them to the Vandal community!
Dean and Professor of Law
Professor Geoffrey Heeren was featured by Ideaspace, discussing current topics in immigration law.
Congratulations to Stacey Donohue, Daniel Fredrickson, and Mitchell Kolberg who won the Idaho State Bar Business & Corporate Law Section’s 2022 paper competition!
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has extended its support of College of Law students through a new gift. The Tribe’s generous contribution to the Tribal Homeland Scholarship Fund will make law school more affordable for our Native students. We are so grateful to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe for its continued commitment to the College’s Native American Law Program and its students.
Learn more about our Tribal Homeland Scholarship here.
Idaho Business Review recently named its annual Leaders in Law honorees and the University of Idaho College of Law was well represented. Professors Brenda Bauges ’09 and Aliza Cover were both recognized for their work as educators, while nine of our alumni were also honored. Congratulations Vandals!
December 1: Alumni Holiday Party
October 20-22: U of I Leadership Weekend
October 21: Fall Law Advisory Council Meeting