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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

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

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 Mighty, Creaky Joints, Intima 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

Professor Macfarlane interviewed about disability and accommodations

Posted Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:32:00 -0700

Professor Brian Frye featured Professor Kat Macfarlane on his Ipse Dixit legal scholarship podcast. Read more

Professor Macfarlane was interviewed by NPR Nashville regarding the use of deadly force

Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:49:00 -0800

Professor Macfarlane spoke to NPR Nashville about the death of Daniel Hambrick, who was shot by a Nashville police officer. The officer has been indicted for first-degree murder. Read more

Professor Macfarlane Publishes Equal Protection Essay in William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Posted Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:19:00 -0800

Professor Macfarlane’s article “The New Jim Crow’s Equal Protection Potential” was published in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 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

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

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