Law News Releases
Posted Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:56:00 -0700Idaho is one of the few states that has religious exemptions codified in child neglect and protection statutes, that result in some areas of Idaho having a childhood death rate ten times higher than the rest of the state, according to a report by The Governor's Task Force On Children at Risk.
Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:46:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law was named the No. 8 best value law school in the country by preLaw Magazine this month. The college rose from being listed as an “A- Best Value School” on the annual list to breaking in the Top 10 this year. Over 200 law schools were considered for this recognition. UI was boosted by a decrease in debt load among its graduates and an increase in post-graduation employment outcomes. Read more
Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:02:00 -0700University of Idaho College of Law has been named the No. 8 best value law school in the country by PreLaw Magazine. Rankings are based on the percentage of graduates who pass the bar, employment rate, tuition, cost of living and average indebtedness upon graduation. We have made one of the more substantial jumps on the list, going from A- last year to cracking the top 10 this year: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/prelaw_2016fall/index.php#/34. Read more
Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0700University of Idaho researchers will bring a law and policy perspective to a Washington State University project studying how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River Basin.
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Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:00:00 -0700In response to actions of the University of Idaho to remove seven feral cats from campus this summer, President Chuck Staben has charged a task force with reviewing current practices and making a recommendation for policy or practice ensuring compliance with local and statewide authority. The task force consists of experts in animal science, agriculture, law and university facilities. This recommendation, due October 1, will be promptly reviewed and the approved action will be broadly communicated to faculty and staff. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law and the Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar will observe Constitution Day this week, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. Read more
Posted Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law and Idaho State Bar Diversity Section are proud to present the 2016 Constitution Day program on Sept. 15 and 16. This two-day symposium in Moscow and Boise is titled “A Celebration of the 225th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights 1791-2016.” The Moscow program is on Thursday, Sept.15, and the Boise program is on Friday, Sept. 16. Read more
Posted Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700On Wednesday, a divided U.S. Supreme Court refused to reinstate a set of voter restrictions enacted by the Republican-controlled Legislature in the battleground state of North Carolina. Read more
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