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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

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

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Administration Office Fax: 208-885-5708
Office of the Dean Fax: 208-885-0979

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83720

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Law News Releases

Speaker Series Looks at How to Advocate Effectively Before Local Government

Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700

A law professor at the University of Idaho in Boise will provide ideas and templates for residents to have their voices heard by local government officials during a talk Oct. 4 in Boise. Stephen R. Miller will give a presentation titled “Advocate Effectively Before Your Local Government and Planning Commissions,” during the next Vandal Voices talk with the goal to help others effectively promote their interests to local government and planning commissions in the Treasure Valley. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Term Review and Preview Panel Sept. 17

Posted Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Join faculty at the University of Idaho College of Law on Monday, September 17 as they review important decisions from the last U.S. Supreme Court term. Read more

She Moved to Boise and Didn’t Know a Soul. Now, She’s Racked Up 29K Instagram Followers

Posted Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:19:00 -0700

Boise was different. She could sense that as soon as she got on the plane for a job interview here. All of her seatmates were cordial, nice, welcoming. People asked her questions. They genuinely wanted to know about curly haired, boisterous, tall, 34-year-old Diana DeJesus from West Palm Beach, Florida, and what brought her to Idaho. “Everyone was always willing to ask questions and just … talk,” DeJesus said. “That is not common where I’m from in Florida, not common at all.” Now, two years to the day after her interview for the University of Idaho’s assistant director of admissions for its law school, DeJesus is the one asking questions of Idaho residents. Read more

Creating an Immigration Crisis: Stories from the Frontlines of Family Separation

Posted Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Kate Evans, associate professor and director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Idaho College of Law, will moderate a discussion on “Creating an Immigration Crisis: Stories from the Frontlines of Family Separation.” Read more

U of I Law Professors Available to Discuss Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Posted Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

As hearings begin for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, University of Idaho College of Law professors are available to comment on the judge’s prior decisions and writings ... Read more

U of I Law Professors Available To Discuss Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:00:00 -0700

As hearings begin for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, University of Idaho College of Law professors are available to comment on the judge’s prior decisions and writings about issues and topics likely to be decided by the Supreme Court. The following experts are available to discuss Kavanaugh’s appointment. Video of them discussing the nomination is also available here. Read more

U of I Speaker Series Looks at Police’s Use of Lethal Force

Posted Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:23:00 -0700

Police-involved shootings across the country in recent years and the questions they’ve raised about when officers can use deadly force is the subject of the next Vandal Voices talk Aug. 16 in Boise. Professor Katherine Macfarlane, with the University of Idaho Boise College of Law, will lead the talk, “When Police Shoot to Kill: The Law and the Use of Deadly Force,” from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Ha’Penny Bridge Pub, 855 W. Broad St. No. 250. Read more

Reception for Helane Davis is Friday, June 15

Posted Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:00:00 -0700

Please join us in saying farewell to Helane Davis, professor of law a director of the College of Law Library, as she moves on to the circuit librarian position for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Read more

Nancy Luebbert Receives Academic Support Educators Award

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 12:54:00 -0700

Nancy Luebbert, director of Academic Success for the College of Law in Moscow, received the 2018 Excellence Award from the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE). AASE is the national association for academic support/success professionals. It provides educators like Luebbert an opportunity to collaborate and work collectively to develop research-based teaching methods and design programs that enhance student learning for law school, the bar exam, and legal practice. Read more

U of I Honors Three Faculty with Rank of University Distinguished Professor

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is recognizing three of its most distinguished faculty members for contributions to their fields with the designation of University Distinguished Professor. College of Law Professor Barbara Cosens, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Professor Ronald Hardy and College of Science Professor Ruprecht Machleidt will receive the honorary designation during the University Awards for Excellence banquet on Wednesday, April 25. Read more

U of I College of Law students to Argue in Front of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday

Posted Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:05:00 -0700

Three U of I College of Law Immigration Clinic students - Jonathan Shirts, Kaylee Woodard and Kacey Jones - will travel on Monday, April 9, to San Francisco where Shirts and Jones are scheduled to argue on behalf of an asylum seeker in front of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mumin Abass came to the U.S. in 2015 seeking asylum from his home country of Ghana, where he faced persecution for his sexuality. Arguments start at 9 a.m. and the case is the second of the day. The court calendar can be found here: https://bit.ly/2uTukVY and the live stream can be found here: https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/view_video.php?pk_vid=0000013390. Read more

Idaho Supreme Court Visits College of Law April 5

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:23:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law will host the Idaho Supreme Court from 8:50 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 5, 2018, in the Menard Law Building Courtroom in Moscow. The court will hear three cases, and the session is open to the public. The docket is available here: https://isc.idaho.gov/appeals-court/isc-calendar. Read more

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Visits College of Law March 29

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:34:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law will host the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 29, 2018, in the Menard Law Building Courtroom in Moscow. The court will hear three cases, and the session is open to the public. The docket is available online. The panel will be Judge Richard Tallman, presiding (Seattle), Judge Randy Smith (Pocatello), and Judge Morgan Christen (Anchorage).

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Idaho Law Review Symposium to Discuss Impact of Terry v. Ohio decision

Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0700

The impact of the 50-year-old Terry v. Ohio decision and its treatment of stop-and-frisk procedures will be the topic of the 2018 Idaho Law Review Symposium, sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law. Read more

U of I McClure Center and College of Law Pair for Policy Pub

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:31:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research and the College of Law have partnered to sponsor a discussion on policy and the law in Boise. The March edition of the university’s Policy Pub series will feature a panel of judges from Idaho’s courts from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise. Speakers include Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick, Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody and 4th District Judge Nancy Baskin of Boise. Read more

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Speaks at Law Lecture March 22

Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:17:00 -0800

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht will give the lecture “Liberty and Justice for Some,” addressing the subject of access to justice, at the fifth Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government on Thursday, March 22, in Boise. Read more

FBI Employer Info Session March 8

Posted Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:32:00 -0800

A special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation will hold an employer info session from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in TLC Room 31. The speaker will present an overview of the FBI mission, discuss various opportunities within the FBI, provide basic information on the application and hiring process (including automatic dis-qualifiers and minimum qualifications), and additional focus on the special agent position hiring process and Quantico training academy experience. All majors and class years are invited to attend, including College of Law students. Read more

U of I Law Student named to National Jurist's Top 20 Law Students of the Year

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:16:00 -0800

Jessalyn Hopkin, a third-year law student at the University of Idaho's College of Law, was named to National Jurist's Top 20 Law Students of the Year list. These students are ones who have contributed the most to their schools and communities. Hopkin is pursuing a Juris Doctor so she can address problems of the child welfare system. A single mother of a young son, Hopkin has been an advocate for students at the growing Boise location. She is a driving force in the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Street Law Clinic; she has advocated for equal representation of Boise; and she is part of many campus organizations. Read more.



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Seminar and Panel Discussion: The Invisible Water Utility Feb. 22

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:00 -0800

John Matthews of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) will present a talk titled: "The Invisible Water Utility: Redefining Sustainability in a Changing Climate" from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the IRIC lobby. Thetalk will be followed by a panel discussion on "Resilient Water Management in a Climate Altered World." In addition to Matthews, panelists include College of Science researcher John Abatzoglou, College of Law Professor Barbara Cosens, and Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) Assistant Director Mark Solomon. Light refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by IWRRI, the NSF IGERT Water Resources Program, and the Environmental Law Society. Read more

VITA Tax Clinic - Free Tax Preparation Assistance Now Available

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:09:00 -0800

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic is now running at the University of Idaho College of Law. Come down with photo ID, your Social Security card, and your tax forms to receive help preparing your tax return. We are open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Menard Law 105. For more information, contact Brady Espeland at espe4859@vandals.uidaho.edu or Mike Nugen at mnugen@uidaho.edu.

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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

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

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Administration Office Fax: 208-885-5708
Office of the Dean Fax: 208-885-0979

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83720

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu