Law News Releases
Posted Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:22:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law's LL.M. program received an A+ as a Best Value, the highest grade awarded by National Jurist magazine. National Jurist also awarded the program an A as a Best Law School Experience for international students.
Posted Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0700Two students in the University of Idaho College of Law have been awarded 10-week summer fellowships from the highly competitive Peggy Browning Fund. Second-year student — Chase Phillips and first-year student Katharine Wongmankitkan will take part in the fellowships this summer. Read more
Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:11:00 -0700The College of Law would like to congratulate a few of its faculty. Congratulations to Professor Wendy Couture on her promotion to professor of law, and to Associate Professors David Pimental and Sarah Haan on being granted tenure. We would like to also congratulate Professor Annemarie Bridy on her selection to receive the University Mid-Career Faculty Award. This award was established in 2012 to acknowledge faculty who have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding scholarship, teaching and engagement.
Posted Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:28:00 -0700The UI College of Law is offering LSAT Prep Courses this spring. The course is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 29, May 6,13 and 20, and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sundays, April 30, May 7, 14 and 21. Classes are held in the UI College of Law Menard Law Building, 711 S. Rayburn Drive. The cost is $650, and includes 20 hours of class instruction plus two official LSAT PrepTests, using materials from Cambridge Educational Services and the LSAC. Fee includes class instruction, textbook, 10 Official LSAT PrepTests from the LSAC: two simulated test administrations, diagnostic assessment reports and additional online resources.
Posted Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:06:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law and the Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal will host their annual symposium, The Gavel Gap: Promoting Diversity in Idaho’s Judiciary, on Friday, April 14, 2017. The symposium will be from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Mountain Time at the Idaho Law and Justice Center in Boise and streamed to Room 215 in the Menard Law building in Moscow. Read more
Posted Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:04:00 -0700What would public lands transfer mean for water in Idaho? The Water Resources Graduate Student Club, the Environmental Law Society, GPSA, and the Sustainability Center are hosting a film and discussion night looking at this issue from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the IRIC Auditorium. The event features short films, expert speakers, and discussion to explore current events, local implications, and citizen involvement related to public lands and water issues. For more info and to RSVP, go to
Posted Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:43:00 -0700Dale Goble, University Distinguished Professor and the Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law, is retiring at the end of this semester after 35 years at UI College of Law. Read more
Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:52:00 -0700The Women’s Law Caucus and the University of Idaho College of Law, will host a “Women in the Judiciary” panel from 3:30-5 p.m. April 6 at the UI College of Law courtroom in Moscow. Additional sponsorship of the event comes from the Student Bar Association, OUTLaw, Phi Alpha Delta, American Constitution Society, Black Law Student Association and Criminal Law Society. Read more
Posted Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:03:00 -0700The Idaho Law Review will host its 2017 symposium, Livestock Grazing on Public Lands: Law, Policy & Rebellion, from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mountain time Friday, March 31, at the Idaho State Capitol, Lincoln Auditorium, in Boise. This symposium is sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Posted Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:40:00 -0700The Know Your Rights Workshops for the UI community will be presented by the ACLU of Idaho Executive Director Leo Morales and the Director of the Idaho Immigration Clinic Kate Evans. These workshops will help us to understand the new policies and efforts in American Immigration and how we can support affected communities. The workshop for UI employees is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the Idaho Commons Clearwater Room. A workshop geared toward students is at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Clearwater Room. Read more
Posted Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0700The American Bar Association (ABA) approved the opening of a first-year law program in Boise for the University of Idaho College of Law. The Idaho State Board of Education approved the first-year law program in February. A first-year law program will now be available in both the Moscow and Boise locations beginning this fall semester.
Posted Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:13:00 -0700The Environmental Law Society and the Federalist Society will host Karl Brooks, an EPA administrator under the Obama administration, for a lecture Tuesday, March 21. The talk, “No Surprises: EPA’s Perilous Future in the Trump/Pruitt Era,” begins at 6 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday in the Menard Courtroom. It will be livestreamed to Boise at 7 p.m. Mountain time to the Idaho Law and Justice Center, Room 124. It is free and open to the public. The lecture will be catered by Panda Express with food being served at 5:30 p.m. Read more
Posted Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:12:00 -0700This week, U.S. News and World Report released its list of the top law schools in the nation. The UI College of Law continued its upward trajectory, moving up two spots to 109th. The college was also recognized as a top law school for diversity in the student body through the diversity index.
Posted Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:15:00 -0800The Idaho Agricultural Law Society and the College of Law would like to congratulate Shane Bell, the recipient of the Nick Theos Scholarship awarded by the Public Lands Council. The Nick Theos Scholarship is awarded to two (2) outstanding college students, who have demonstrated an interest in public lands ranching. The scholarship recipients receive paid hotel and registration and a $250 stipend to attend the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., March 27-30, 2017. Read more
Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0800Excellence in public legal education has been a University of Idaho strength for many years. A survey of Idaho law, industry and public service leaders would find no shortage of talented professionals who chose the school’s College of Law for an affordable, high-quality education that prepared them for success. This month U of I took another step toward making that outstanding career training more accessible for students from Idaho and beyond as the State Board of Education approved a first-year curriculum in Boise. Read more
Posted Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800The Idaho State Board of Education approved the opening of a first-year law program in Boise for the University of Idaho College of Law. Pending final American Bar Association approval, a first-year law program will be available in both the Moscow and Boise locations beginning this fall semester.
Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:59:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law offers LSAT Prep Courses in Boise and Moscow that include 20 hours of classroom instruction targeted to studying and practicing the areas most students need to work on using Cambridge Educational Services® materials. The course also builds in assignments and activities for students to do outside of class to support and maximize the work being done in class. Finally, a post-assessment Official LSAT PrepTest at the end of the course provides each student a snapshot of how far they have progressed, and helps them plan the rest of their preparation. The end of the course is timed to give the student plenty of time to take additional practice tests, at a reasonable and productive pace, before the summer and fall administration of the actual LSAT. Click here for details for the Boise Spring 2017 class, which starts April 1, 2017. Read more
Posted Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:30:00 -0800Maria Vega still remembers sitting as a young girl in the office of an immigration lawyer and thinking to herself that her mother, who had emigrated from Mexico, was not being treated fairly.
Posted Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:01:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Law Legal Aid Clinic and the Multicultural Law Caucus will host a panel discussion examining immigration law and issues facing immigrants under the Trump administration.
Posted Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:35:00 -0800Reginald Reeves of Ketchum, Idaho — an attorney and retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army well known for his volunteerism — will give the keynote address during the 2017 University of Idaho commemoration of Black History Month this February. Read more