Director of the Family Justice Clinic & Instructor
Faces of Hope / Front St. 338
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321
- J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 1996
- B.A., New Mexico State University, Emphasis Psychology, Minor Emphasis Chemistry, 1991
Merritt L. Dublin joined the College of Law July 2021 as the Director of the Family Justice Clinic. Before joining the College of Law, Professor Dublin enjoyed a diverse career practicing law for 25 years. After graduating the University of Arizona College of Law in 1996, she clerked for federal district judge Stephen M. McNamee. She then joined the Phoenix office of Bryan Cave LLP as a commercial litigation associate. In 2002, she joined the Arizona Office of Attorney General as Chief Counsel of Child Protective Services. After relocating to Idaho in 2005, she served in the public sector as career law clerk for the Honorable Larry M. Boyle, and most recently, as Lead Deputy Attorney General for the Idaho State Police. For many years in between, she practiced family law and mediation, education law and child protection. In 2016, she co-created and proposed legislation that was enacted toward foster care reform in Idaho.
Professor Dublin focuses on mentoring and supervising third year law students gaining practical experience advising and representing victims of domestic violence in all matters family and advocating for child victims of abuse and neglect. In her free time, Professor Dublin can be found enjoying the lake or the snow in McCall with her family and paddle boarding pandemic pup, on the golf course or courtside of her daughter’s volleyball games.