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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

Katherine Macfarlane

Katherine Macfarlane

Associate Professor of Law

Office

ILJLC 324

Phone

208-364-4543

Mailing Address

College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

  • B.A., Northwestern University, 2002
  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2006

Professor Katherine Macfarlane teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure and Civil Rights Litigation.  She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Northwestern University, and her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Before joining the University of Idaho, she taught Civil Rights Litigation, Disability Rights and Legal Writing at LSU’s Hebert Law Center. Professor Macfarlane also worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department's Special Federal Litigation Division, and as an associate at Quinn Emanuel. She clerked for the District of Arizona and for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Macfarlane is a member of the District of Idaho’s Local Rules Committee.  She is admitted to practice in New York and California.  

Professor Macfarlane writes about how civil procedure impacts civil rights outcomes. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, the Yale Law Journal Forum, the Missouri Law Review and the Utah Law Review.

Professor Macfarlane also writes frequently about healthcare and disability issues. She blogged about disability and reasonable accommodations as a 2018 Writer in Residence for Ms. JD. She testified in support of a patient safety bill related to biosimilar medication at the Louisiana Legislature, and participated in a Congressional Arthritis Caucus briefing regarding biosimilars in Washington, D.C. as the panel’s sole patient representative.  Her healthcare and disability writing has been featured in the Ms. Magazine BlogThe MightyCreaky JointsIntima and BUST, as well as several literary journals. She volunteers for the Arthritis Foundation.

  • Civil Procedure
  • Federal Courts
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Disability Rights
  • Prisoner Rights

Recent Blog Posts

University of Idaho Law Faculty Present and Take on Leadership Roles at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

Posted Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:00:00 -0800

In early January 2019, College of Law faculty descended on New Orleans to attend the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting. Read more

Professor Macfarlane's Article Included in Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook

Posted Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:22:00 -0800

Professor Macfarlane's article Accelerated Civil Rights Settlements in the Shadow of Section 1983 was included in the National Lawyers Guild's 2018 civil rights handbook, which collects cutting-edge civil rights scholarship. Read more

Prof. Macfarlane's Essay Included in Anthology on Illness, Disability and Medicine

Posted Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:28:00 -0800

Professor Macfarlane's essay on the intersection of disability and parenthood appears in the forthcoming University of Nebraska Press anthology Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability and Medicine. 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