Maureen E. Laflin, the Director of Clinical Programs at the University of Idaho College of Law, has been a member of the faculty since 1991. She received her B.S. in Spanish and Social Work from the University of Dayton in 1977 and her J.D. from St. Louis University in 1982.
Professor Laflin's teaching and research focuses primarily on skills building. She directs our Trial Advocacy program and teaches the Appellate Clinic. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has complemented the work of our Appellate Clinic several times in published opinions. Professor Laflin, a certified professional mediator with the Idaho Mediation Association, also created and directs the College's Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution. She teaches several Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) courses and actively works in the Inland Northwest to promote and create ADR opportunities.
Professor Laflin was instrumental in establishing the Nez Perce Peacemaker's Program on the Nez Perce Reservation and the first Small Claims Mediation Program in Idaho. Prior to coming to the University of Idaho, she handled civil rights cases in Missouri and served as a Deputy City Solicitor in the Special Litigation and Labor Unit of the Philadelphia City Solicitor's Office.
Recent Blog Posts
Posted Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:06:00 -0700
Congratulations to Professor Maureen Laflin on being selected to receive the Idaho State Bar Family Law Award of Distinction. The presentation will take place during the Annual Meeting’s Service Awards Luncheon on Thursday, July 25, 2019. On behalf of the families you’ve helped over the years, thank you for your incredible work! Read more
Posted Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:18:00 -0800
Professors Maureen Laflin and Jessica Long served on a panel for the League of Women Voters in Moscow on Syringa: Past, Present and Future Read more
Posted Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:08:00 -0700
Professor Maureen Laflin has been selected as a 2017 Leaders in Law honoree by the Idaho Business Review. The 21 honorees will be honored at a special awards reception on November 16th at the Eighth and Main building in Boise and in a magazine distributed to the Idaho Business Review statewide readership on November 17th. Professor Laflin will receive the Leaders in Law Educator award. Read more