Law News Releases
Posted Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:51:00 -0700A former Republican congressman from South Carolina will bring his campaign to address climate change through free-enterprise policies to Idaho next week.
Posted Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:39:00 -0700If you have (or will soon have) a degree in engineering, computer sciences, or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics and related disciplines), you can take the Patent Office's Registration Exam to become a Patent Agent. Patent Agents can make up to $20,000 a year more than similarly situated engineers and scientists. The exam is available virtually on-demand via computer. Becoming a patent agent can also be a step toward the even more lucrative career of becoming a Patent Attorney. Read more
Posted Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:33:00 -0700Join the University College of Law for a panel discussion featuring Anita Hill from 10:30 a.m. to noon Pacific time Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Clearwater/Whitewater Room in the Commons. The panel will focus on sexual harassment in the workplace and the law surrounding it. The panel will be streamed to ILJLC Room 136 in Boise. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the University of Idaho Women's Center. Learn more about the Bellwood Lecture series.
Posted Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:07:00 -0700Join the University of Idaho College of Law for Constitution Day 2017 on Sept. 15, 2017 in Moscow and Boise. In 1787, when asked what the framers of the Constitution had created, Benjamin Franklin memorably replied, "A republic, if you can keep it." Read more
Posted Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:56:00 -0700Kate Evans, associate professor in the College of Law, is hosting two Know Your Rights sessions Sept. 13 and 18. These sessions will cover the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) changes as well as information on your rights when approached by law enforcement or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join. Session are 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in TLC 031, and 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in TLC 031.
Posted Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:56:00 -0700Free consultations are available for those affected by changes to DACA or who have family affected by the changes. The consultations are private and all information, including your name, remains confidential. If interested, please contact the University of Idaho College of Law Legal Aid Clinic at 208-885-6541 and leave a message with your contact information. Members of the Immigration Clinic will respond promptly and schedule an appointment. Clinic drop-in hours are 4-6 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 6 and Nov. 27 in Room 09 of the Menard Law Building. All consultations are confidential.
Posted Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:11:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law is pleased to welcome women’s rights icon, Anita Hill as its speaker for the annual Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture Oct. 10-11 in Boise and Moscow. Read more
Posted Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law and FACES of Hope Victim Center along with the FACES of Hope Foundation have partnered to better serve the legal needs of victims of abuse in the Boise community. FACES of Hope Victim Center provides services in a safe, private, and supportive setting for victims of partner abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:49:00 -0700The College of Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the Allan G. Shepard Professorship and the Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professorship.
Professor Wendy Couture is the Alan G. Shepard Professor of Law. The Allan G. Shepard Professorship is supported by the Allan Shepard Endowment, which was funded largely by the Estate of Muriel Kirk under administration of Donna Shepard (Justice Shepard's surviving spouse). The endowment supports a professorship for "at least one academic year."
Posted Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:16:00 -0700Idaho media law has changed significantly since 2003, which is why a collection of University of Idaho professors re-wrote the book on it. Read more
Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:14:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law welcomes its first class of first-year law students to its Boise location this week. New student orientation begins Tuesday, Aug. 15, and continues through Aug. 18. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 21. Read more
Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:27:00 -0700More than 15 students from the University of Idaho College of Law are serving the public interest pro bono this summer, thanks to awards from the college’s Summer Public Interest Fund Program. The program awarded about $37,000 to students working for nonprofits and legal organizations in Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Utah, and Tennessee. Read more
Posted Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:27:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law will host the 2017 Idaho Teachers’ Institute on Law-Related Civic Education June 15-16 at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center in Boise. The Institute is a program developed in cooperation with Idaho’s federal and state courts. Teachers from across Idaho are attending, including Hayden, Terreton, Chubbuck, Malad City, Blackfoot, Fruitland, Grangeville and Idaho Falls. Read more
Posted Wed, 31 May 2017 10:52:00 -0700A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week set aside a $4 million verdict against two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who shot two people after entering the couple’s home in Southern California. Read more
Posted Fri, 05 May 2017 15:47:00 -0700Congratulations to all University of Idaho faculty and staff who have been selected to participate on University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) programs. Read more
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