Law News Releases
Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0700David Pimentel never expected his decision to enroll in law school would lead him to a life trekking the globe with his wife and six children. Pimentel, 53, arrived in Moscow only last year after he accepted a position with the University of Idaho College of Law as an associate professor.
Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:30:00 -0700This summer, two dozen students from the University of Idaho College of Law are serving the public interest pro bono, thanks to awards from the College’s Summer Public Interest Grant Program. Read more
Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:30:00 -0700Ruth Patterson Funabiki, longtime head of Technical Services for the University of Idaho Law Library, has announced her retirement, effective July 29, 2016. Funabiki has spent more than 30 years working within the Idaho and national library communities. Read more
UI Law Professor Available to Discuss Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Clinic Restrictions
Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0700Shaakirrah Sanders, a law professor at the University of Idaho, is available to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overrule a Texas law placing restrictions on abortion clinics and resulting in more than half the state’s clinics closing their doors since the law was passed in 2013. Read more
Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:30:00 -0700More than two dozen high school teachers from around Idaho will receive special training on civic education and the judiciary during a two-day institute this week in Boise. Read more
Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:30:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law was recently ranked No. 18 for employment outcomes for its graduates. The data — based on the Class of 2015 — makes UI’s College of Law one of the top law schools west of the Mississippi River, behind only the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford.
Posted Fri, 06 May 2016 08:30:00 -0700Congratulations are in order to the State of Idaho Department of Administration, Division of Public Works, LKV Architects and the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center on winning Preservation Idaho's "Contribution to Historic Preservation" award for the restoration of the Old Ada County Courthouse in Boise. The Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center is the home of the College of Law in Boise and is located on the Capitol Mall between the Idaho Legislature and Supreme Court. Read more about the work in the Idaho Statesman. Read more
Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host its fourth annual U-Ideas Symposium on Thursday, April 21, featuring inspirational presentations from UI faculty members.
Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:50:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to congratulate the following faculty on their recent success Read more
Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:30:00 -0700On Friday, April 1, the University of Idaho College of Law will present the 2016 Idaho Law Review Annual Symposium, “Equality in Employment,” at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center on 514 West Jefferson Street in Boise. Read more
Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law climbed 16 spots on the U.S. News & World Report rankings of best law schools in the nation, up to position 111. This significant rise is one of the highest in the country and puts the college ahead of other law schools in Eastern Washington, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. The University of Idaho College of Law is the only ranked law school in the state. Read more
Posted Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:00:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law is anticipating launching a new Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program fall semester. Read more
Posted Tue, 16 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0800Professor of Law Don Burnett will retire from the University of Idaho this spring after 14 years of service. During this time he also has served as dean of the College of Law and interim president of the university. There will be two celebrations to honor Burnett, one in Moscow on March 21 in the Bruce M. Pitman Center and one in Boise on April 21 at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center. More details will be announced as the events draw closer. Read more
Posted Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:30:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law will welcome law and public policy experts to the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center in Boise on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, for a panel discussion on state and federal criminal justice reform.
Posted Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:46:00 -0800The Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government will be held at 5 p.m. MST, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC) in Boise. A welcome reception and tours of the ILJLC will begin at 4 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more
Posted Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:20:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law is one of four law schools around the nation participating in a new program aimed at increasing diversity among law professionals. Read more
Posted Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:41:00 -0800On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, Meridian Cinemas filed a lawsuit accusing members of the Idaho State Police of violating their constitutionally protected right to freedom of speech. The police had threatened to revoke the theater’s liquor license because they showed the R-rated movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which, according to the police, violated section 23-614(2) of the Idaho Code. Read more
Posted Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:48:00 -0800Today, the United States Supreme Court said it would decide whether or not President Barack Obama has the authority to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States without fear of deportation. The case will be heard in April with a final ruling in June. Read more
Posted Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:09:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to congratulate Professor Angelique EagleWoman who has just accepted a position as dean of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We know from the dedication and hard work she exemplified at the College of Law that she will be an enormous asset to Lakehead law school. And although we are saddened to see Professor EagleWoman leave, we wish her the best on this new venture. Read more
Posted Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:13:00 -0800Social justice activist and co-creator of the Black Lives Matter hashtag and movement Alicia Garza will be the keynote speaker at the University of Idaho, and she will speak at Moscow Middle School, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day. Read more