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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

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

Kate Evans

Kate Evans

Associate Professor of Law

Office

Menard 013

Phone

208-885‐6110

Mailing Address

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

J.D. (magna cum laude), New York University School of Law, 2009
B.A. (magna cum laude), Brown University, International Development Studies, 1999

Kate Evans joined the University of Idaho College of Law in 2016 to direct the Immigration Litigation and Appellate Clinic and teach Immigration Law and Policy.  Through the clinic, students represent immigrant clients before the Idaho state courts, immigration courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeal. Before moving to Idaho, Professor Evans completed a teaching fellowship at the University of Minnesota Law School’s Binger Center for New Americans. There she led the law school’s merits litigation in Mellouli v. Lynch at the U.S. Supreme Court and supervised students in their successful challenge to the prolonged detention of their refugee client.  That case was later featured in the New Yorker.  Professor Evans received her J.D. in 2009 from New York University School of Law where she received a Root-Tilden-Kern scholarship for public interest and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  After graduation, she clerked on the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She also had a private immigration practice focusing on appellate litigation. Before entering law school, Professor Evans worked for Doctors Without Borders and was stationed in Arua, Uganda and Guatemala City.  She earned her B.A. in International Development Studies, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

Selection as a faculty mentor by student receiving an Alumni Award for Excellence, 2018

Minnesota Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, in recognition of successful litigation in Mellouli v. Lynch before the U.S. Supreme Court, 2015

Order of the Coif, NYU School of Law, 2009

Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, NYU School of Law, in recognition of academic merit, leadership, and commitment to public service, 2006-2009

Detainers, Discretion, and State Law’s Historical Constraints (forthcoming Brook. L. Rev. June 2019)

Litigation Update in Negusie v. Holder: The Board of Immigration Appeals Nears Decision on the Persecutor Bar, 22 Bender’s Immigr. Bull. 1383 (Dec. 1, 2017)

Drawing Lines Among the Persecuted, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 453 (December 2016).

Matter of M-E-V-G- and the BIA's Confounding Legal Standard for "Membership in a Particular Social Group," 14-06 Immigr. Briefings 1 (June 2014) 

The I.C.E. Storm in U.S. Homes: An Urgent Call for Policy Change, 33 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 561 (2009).

Immigration Law, the Intersection of Immigration Law, Criminal Law, and State Law Enforcement Authority, Immigration Detention, and Refugee Protection

Recent Blog Posts

Third-year law students Monica Ontiveros and Lukas Hiner are representing three clients

Posted Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:43:00 -0800

Third-year law students Monica Ontiveros and Lukas Hiner are representing three clients in their complaints to the U.S. Department of Labor that they were the victims of labor trafficking and other crimes. Read more

Joel Fromm and Jonathan Meier filed a critical motion and application to the Board of Immigration Appeals

Posted Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:21:00 -0800

Joel Fromm and Jonathan Meier filed a critical motion and application to the Board of Immigration Appeals that would finally vindicate the rights of their client to Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Read more

Kiley Heffner files a brief with the Board of Immigration Appeals

Posted Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:17:00 -0800

Kiley Heffner, a student in the Immigration Litigation & Appellate Clinic, filed a brief with the Board of Immigration Appeals in a case challenging the immigration agency’s interpretation of Idaho’s drug statutes. Read more

Professor Kate Evans is cited in Debbie Nathan’s article in The Appeal

Posted Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:08:00 -0800

Evans’ comments are based on her research into the state law constraints on federal immigration detainers. Read more

Immigration Litigation & Appellate Clinic Wins Asylum for Client on Remand from the Ninth Circuit

Posted Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:24:00 -0700

Abass Mumin finally won asylum protection as a gay man from Ghana after fighting his case for three and a half years. Read more

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

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