Allan G. Shepard Professors Named
October 07, 2020
Kristina Running, Katie Ball and Dylan Hedden-Nicely were recently announced as this year’s Allan G. Shepard Professors. The Allan G. Shepard Endowment was established in the memory and honor of the late Chief Justice “to enhance the mission and the reputation of the University of Idaho College of Law by providing it the means by which to attract and retain highly distinguished faculty members.” The Endowment directs the dean to “choose highly qualified persons with records of distinguished service to legal education.”
Associate Dean of Students, Moscow, and Associate Clinical Professor of Law Kristina Running was named for her tireless work to onboard hundreds of new students to the College of Law, advising individual students on academic plans, and working with the administration and faculty to address COVID-19 logistics. Dean Running is also administering the Student Emergency Fund.
Associate Dean of Students, Boise, and Associate Clinical Professor of Law Katie Ball was named for her commitment to the College of Law, advising individual students on academic plans, onboarding new students, opening an additional building in Boise and addressing COVID-19 logistics. Dean Ball filled the void prior to Dean Running’s return to Moscow and has spent much of last year serving students in both Moscow and Boise.
Associate Professor of Law and Native American Law Program Director Dylan Hedden-Nicely was named for managing, growing and serving as faculty advisor to the Native American Law Program. Director Hedden-Nicely recruits students to the University of Idaho and secures outside funding for the Indian Estate Planning Project, providing students with opportunities to gain clinical legal experience while helping tribal members draft wills and protect their family assets.
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