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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

Wendy Gerwick Couture

Wendy Gerwick Couture

Professor of Law

Office

ILJLC 322

Phone

208-364-4547

Mailing Address

College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0015

  • JD (summa cum laude), Southern Methodist University
  • BA (summa cum laude) economics and French, Duke University

Wendy Gerwick Couture is a Professor of Law at the University of Idaho, where she teaches Business Associations, Payment Systems, Property Security, Securities Regulation, and White Collar Crime.

Professor Couture is committed to academic excellence. She received her B.A. from Duke University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Professor Couture earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Southern Methodist University, graduating first in her class. She also served as Texas Survey Editor of the SMU Law Review and was elected to membership in the Order of the Coif.

Professor Couture brings diverse legal experience to the classroom. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She then practiced business and commercial law at a large firm in Dallas, Texas and served as an Assistant Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Professor Couture enjoys contributing to legal scholarship. Her articles have been published in the Alabama Law ReviewUniversity of Cincinnati Law Review, Maryland Law Review, Louisiana Law ReviewUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Business LawBaylor Law ReviewLoyola Law Journal, SMU Law Review, Seattle University Law ReviewAlbany Law Review, Pepperdine Law Review, and Securities Regulation Law Journal. Professor Couture’s scholarship is available on the Social Science Research Network: Wendy Gerwick Couture.

  • Securities Regulation
  • White Collar Crime

  • Prosecuting Securities Fraud Under Section 17(a)(2), __ LOY. U. CHI. L.J. __ (forthcoming 2019).
  • Optimal Issuer Disclosure of Opinions, 86 U. CIN. L. REV. 587 (2018).
  • Texas Gulf Sulphur: A Case Study on Responding to Market Rumors, 71 SMU L. REV. 675 (2018).
  • A Glass-Half-Empty Approach to Securities Regulation, 76 MD. L. REV. 360 (2017).
  • Materiality and a Theory of Legal Circularity, 17 U. PA. J. BUS. L. 453 (2015).
  • The Collision Between the First Amendment and Securities Fraud, 65 ALA. L. REV. 903 (2014).
  • Opinions Actionable As Securities Fraud, 73 LA. L. REV. 381 (2013).
  • White Collar Crime’s Gray Area:  The Anomaly of Criminalizing Conduct Not Civilly Actionable, 72 ALB. L. REV. 1 (2009).

 

  • Board of Directors, Federal Defender Services of Idaho.
  • Governing Council, Business and Corporate Law Section of the Idaho State Bar.
  • Board of Directors, Idaho Women Lawyers (currently serving as Vice-President).

  • University of Idaho Mid-Career Award Recipient, 2018.
  • Peter E. Heiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014, 2016.
  • Recipient, “Women of the Year,” awarded by the Idaho Business Review, 2013.
  • Recipient, “Idaho Accomplished Under 40,” awarded by the Idaho Business Review, 2012.

Recent Blog Posts

Professor Couture Publishes Essay on Responding to Market Rumors

Posted Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:09:00 -0700

Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture, along with 23 other corporate and securities law scholars from across the country, recently participated in a symposium issue of the SMU Law Review commemorating the 50th anniversary of SEC v. Texas Gulf Sulphur Co., 401 F.2d 833 (2d Cir. 1968). Read more

Professor Couture Discusses Judge Kavanaugh and Securities Regulation

Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:45:00 -0700

In a new video, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture discusses Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s prior rulings and writings about issues related to securities regulation and predicts the impact that his confirmation to the Supreme Court would have in the areas of Securities and Exchange Commission rulemaking and securities litigation. Read more

Professor Couture Presents on the "Top 10 Business Law Cases of the Year"

Posted Sun, 13 May 2018 08:27:00 -0700

Overview of Professor Couture's May 11, 2018 presentation at the ISB Business & Corporate Law Section's Annual Meeting. 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