Law News Releases
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com or Mike Nugen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:12:00 -0800
A University of Idaho College of Law alumnus and immigrant who was brought to the United States illegally as a child will discuss the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allowed him to stay in the United States, during a presentation in Moscow. Luis Cortes Romero, who is now an attorney in one of the nationwide cases defending DACA, will discuss “The Attempt to Trump DACA: The Constitutional and Administrative Limits of President Trump’s Rescission of DACA” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Pacific time Thursday, Feb. 15, in Menard Law Building Room 104, Moscow, with streaming to Room 135 of the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center in Boise. Read more
Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:07:00 -0800
The University of Idaho College of Law's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax filing assistance for taxpayers with income less than $54,000. The program runs from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13 through April 12, in the Menard Law Building, Room 105. Please email Brady Espeland at email@example.com with questions.
Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:06:00 -0800
A panel of University of Idaho faculty members will present a panel discussion on "The Underground Railroad in Law, History, Literature and American Society," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the College of Law courtroom, 711 S. Rayburn St.
Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:47:00 -0800
Congratulations to third-year law students David Delyea and Andrew Augustine, who were awarded the Rosa Parks Student Award at the annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Breakfast in Moscow. Read more
Posted Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:30:00 -0800
Mumin Abass reached the U.S.-Mexico border with nothing but the clothes on his back and a plea for asylum, according to his lawyers, a team of pro bono University of Idaho College of Law students. He's described on a fundraising page as a queer man from Ghana, a country in West Africa known for its suppression of LGBTQ rights. Read more
Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:53:00 -0800
The College of Law Office of Admissions is hosting an info session on law school for WSU and U of I advisors, faculty and staff at noon Thursday, Dec 14, in Room 108 of the Menard building. Topics to be covered include the application process, 3+3 programs for undergrads, the curriculum, academic opportunities, clinics and more.