The College’s Northwest Institute just ended its 18th year of May dispute resolution trainings last week. For the first time, the NWI offered a basic 40 hour course in Boise and in Moscow. In the future, we will continue to offer basic courses in both locations. This year the demand was incredibly high. The Basic […]
This year’s Idaho State Bar meeting will be held July 22 to 24 in Sun Valley. Professor John Rumel will be recognized as an ISB Distinguished Lawyer and will present a CLE program entitled “Employment Law and Labor Law Update.” Professor Shaakirrah Sanders will present a CLE entitled “SCOTUS and Marriage Equality.” The other Distinguished […]
Susan Park, associate professor of business law, is the new chairwoman of the department of management at Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics. Read more.
Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean of Students & Administration and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, has been asked to serve on the University’s Advisory Committee for the Establishment of a Financial Literacy, Debt Management, and Default Prevention Program. The Office of Student Financial Aid Services has received approval and resources to establish such a program […]
Patrick Johnson, a 2L JD student and concurrent degree student in the Water Resources Program, has been awarded a scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. RMMLF seeks competitive proposals from law students each year for this award. Patrick is active in both the Native Law and Natural Resources and Environmental Law Programs. Next […]
The Native American Law Student Association(NALSA) is thankful for the contribution of five hundred dollars from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The donation will assist in the efforts of the NALSA to continue to participate on the local and national level. The Idaho Chapter of the Native American Law Student Association […]
On May 8, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture presented on the “Top 10 Business Law Cases of the Year” at the annual meeting of the Idaho State Bar’s Business and Corporate Law Section. She discussed recent Idaho, Delaware, and federal cases on contracts, corporate bylaws, securities, opinion letters, and negotiable instruments. The slides from her presentation […]
Professor Sarah Haan, who writes about corporate disclosure, has published a blog post entitled, What’s Really at Stake in NAM v. SEC? The post argues that when it rehears NAM v. SEC, the D.C. Circuit should defer to Congress’s judgment that the Conflict Minerals Rule is securities regulation, and apply rational basis review. The post […]
John B. Waters who graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1991 has joined the law firm of Roetzel & Andress LPA as Counsel. Waters will work from the firm’s Chicago office and focus his practice in the areas of federal and state taxation, and business planning. Congratulations, John!
On May 2, Professor Sarah Haan presented a paper on compelled disclosure at the Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. The third annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference brought together top First Amendment scholars from around the U.S., and was co-hosted by the Yale Information Society Project and […]
Listen to the story on Idaho Public Radio where University of Idaho College of Law Professor Liz Brandt discusses the statute being questioned recently: the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Professor Sanders appeared on Boise’s KIVI News 9 to discuss oral arguments in the United States Supreme Court on the issue of same sex marriage. The link to the story can be found at: http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kivitv/news/U-of-I-law-professor-breaks-down-Supreme-Court-hearing-on-same-sex-marriage-301648181.html
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Professor Sanders appeared on Boise’s KBOI News 2 to discuss oral arguments held at the United States Supreme Court on the issue of same sex marriage. The link to the story can be found at: http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Idaho-native-watches-gay-marriage-case-from-front-lines-boise-washington-DC-news-301621531.html?tab=video&c=y.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Professor Sanders appeared on Boise State Public Radio to discuss oral arguments held at the United States Supreme Court on the issue of same sex marriage. The link to the story can be found at: http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/what-supreme-court-s-gay-marriage-case-means-idaho.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Professor Sanders was quoted in a story in The Spokane Review on the issue of Idaho’s federal judicial selection process. The link to the story can be found at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/apr/28/women-shut-out-of-idaho-judge-selection/.
The University of Idaho announced today that Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture is being granted tenure. Professor Couture’s colleagues had this to say: “If you are familiar with Professor Couture’s excellent teaching, highly regarded scholarship, or wide-ranging service and outreach, this grant of tenure is richly deserved,” and “Wendy has set a high bar for all […]
The College of Law is proud to announce the following award winners of Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 for 2015. Jared Hight ’16 – Pets Best Insurance Services LLC Brian C. Wonderlich ’07 - Holland & Hart LLP Nikeela Black ’11 – Arkoosh Law Offices PLLC/Idaho Mediation Center LLC Jeremy Ladle ’04 – Potandon Produce […]
On April 21, two experts from the Idaho Department of Finance – Coleen Hodson, Supervisor Investigations & Examinations, and Kurt Merritt, Securities Analyst – presented a guest lecture in Professor Couture’s Securities Regulation course. In their well-received lecture, they discussed various components of securities regulation from the state perspective, including how to seek a no-action […]
Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, was recently asked to serve a two year appointment on the University of Idaho Women’s Center Advocacy Council. The mission of the Advocacy Council is to support the work and mission of the Women’s Center, raise funds for operating and facility costs, […]
On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders participated in The Widener Law Journal’s annual symposium, which was entitled Halt & Reform?: Death Penalty & Criminal Sentencing Guidelines Reform. The symposium focused on the administrative, constitutional, and policy considerations in state and federal criminal sentencing guidelines. Opening remarks were delivered by H. Geoffry Moulton, Jr., who […]
On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Professor Sanders contributed to a news story published by The New York Times regarding Idaho’s failure to ratify a multinational treaty on child support that would make it easier to track delinquent parents around the world. The link to the story can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/us/negotiated-at-the-hague-a-child-support-treaty-falters-in-boise.html?_r=0.
Professor Annemarie Bridy will be an invited speaker on April 17th at “Fair Use in the Digital Age: The Ongoing Influence of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose‘s ‘Transformative Use’ Test” (a.k.a. “Campbell at 21″). This two-day copyright conference at the University of Washington School of Law will revisit Campbell v. Acuff-Rose (the “Pretty Woman” case) and evaluate […]
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture has contributed an essay to a forthcoming symposium edition of the SMU Law Review, which is honoring the scholarly contributions of SMU Distinguished Professor Alan R. Bromberg. Her essay, titled “Professor Alan R. Bromberg and the Scholarly Role of the Treatise,” focuses on the unique scholarly role of his treatise on […]
Professor Barbara Cosens spoke at the Water Resources Conference at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia on April 8, 2015. In the face of severe drought, the Council of Australian Governments developed the Intergovernmental Agreement on a National Water Initiative in 2004, with the governments of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, […]
As part of a larger USGS grant through the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, co-PI Professor Barbara Cosens has received funding for a graduate assistantship and travel for research on the economics of flood risk management in the Columbia River. The funding will go to JD/MS student Patrick Johnson. Patrick’s MS work in Water Resources […]
The Spring 2015 issue of preLaw magazine was just released and the University of Idaho College of Law was recognized for the following: The College of Law received an A- for Practical Training, which includes clinics and externships. The College of Law was mentioned in “Around the Nation” for its participation in the U.S. Patent […]
The University of Idaho College of Law just released the first annual Natural Resources and Environmental Law Edition of the Idaho Law Review (NREL-ILR). With this release, we join the ranks of the small but growing number of peer reviewed law journals. The NREL-ILR seeks an interdisciplinary focus and encourages articles of shorter length than […]
In both the United States and Australia, the intersection of the development of drilling technology, the conversion of a pump used in the oil field for use in water wells, and the post-World War II availability of rural electricity, led to rapid development of groundwater for irrigation beginning in the 1950’s. The ability to tap […]
Professor Barbara Cosens delivered a lecture to a group of faculty and graduate students at the Flinders University School of the Environment in Adelaide, South Australia on March 12. The Adaptive Water Governance Project brings together scientists and legal scholars and stakeholders to explore opportunities to improve water governance in the face of the uncertainty […]
Caryn Beck-Dudley is a scholar in employment law and the design of ethical organizations. She previously served as dean of Florida State University where she developed a strategic plan for the business college and expanded its entrepreneurship and analytics programs, and led a fundraising campaign for a new building. Read the full story. Congratulations, Caryn! […]
This weekend we drove for the first time across the “Goyder Line” into Australia’s famous outback. George Goyder was the Surveyor-General of South Australia from 1861-1893. In 1864, Goyder drew the line that bears his name to mark the northern extent of potential for development of agriculture in Southern Australia. Like the 100th Meridian […]
For the sixth year, the UI Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) has entered a team in the National NALSA Moot Court Competition. This year the largest number of teams participated in the Competition held at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law March 6-7, 2015. The UI team consisting of 2L […]
On March 4, 2015, Idaho Women Lawyers (IWL) honored Michelle Gustavson with its Rising Star Award, which honors a woman within the first seven years of practice who has made significant contributions to the legal community and is on the path to even greater accomplishments. After graduating first in her law school class, Ms. Gustavson […]
On March 3, Jason Bell, Supervisory Special Agent in the IRS’s Criminal Investigations Division, presented a guest lecture in a joint class combining students in Professor Barbara Lock’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and in Professor Couture’s White Collar Crime class. Special Agent Bell discussed the role of the Criminal Investigations Division within the IRS, when […]
The University of Idaho College of Law has partnered with Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics to enable students to earn a law degree and master of business administration (MBA) simultaneously. Read the full story.
This week Claire and I explored the differences in Indigenous rights to water in the U.S. and Australia. The colonial and frontier history of both the United States and Australia had devastating impacts on Indigenous populations. Similar to other areas of law, both countries began with a basis in the laws and approach to colonization […]
During the weekend of February 27–28, two University of Idaho College of Law teams competed in the ABA regional Advocacy in Mediation competition in Seattle, Washington. Christine Dodd, 2L, Robert O’Melveny, 3L, Trae Turner, 2L, and Henry Stegner, 1L, competed in two rounds on Saturday, and both teams excelled. Specifically, Christine and Robert received praise […]
Professor John Rumel was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Education Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools at its Annual Meeting in January 2015. The appointment is for a one-year term. Prof. Rumel will be involved in all aspects of the Education Law Section’s proceedings, including organizing Section-sponsored presentations at AALS […]
Professor Barbara Cosens spoke at the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales as part of the lecture series at the Australian Centre for Agriculture and the Law on February 20. UNE shares a rich agricultural history with the University of Idaho. Professor Cosens spoke on Adaptive Water Governance to an interdisciplinary audience […]
Professor Barbara Cosens delivered the closing keynote address at the Goyder Institute Water Research Showcase on February 18 in Adelaide, South Australia. The Goyder Institute was formed through a collaboration of the South Australian government and South Australia’s three universities. Its focus is to connect water research to decision making in Australia’s most arid state. […]
On February 13, 2015, Professor Sanders hosted a discussion of the film The Loving Story, which documented the love story of Mildred and Richard Loving. The Loving Story, as well as the Lovings’ story, was set during the U.S. Civil Rights Era of the mid-1900s. The Lovings courageously married against a backdrop of anti-miscegenation sentiments and a state law that denied them the right to […]
On January 30, 2015, Professor Sanders participated in the University of Idaho Women & Gender Brown Bag Series. Professor Sanders’ remarks were entitled: Marriage Equality Watch: 2014 in Review and What’s Ahead in 2015. A description of Professor Sanders’ remarks can be found here: http://www.uidaho.edu/studentaffairs/womenscenter/programsandevents/Monthly-Weekly-Events/Women-and-Gender-Brown-Bag-Series.
Two articles published by Professor Sanders were discussed in a reply brief recently filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Case No. 13-10479) by Appellant, Abel Montoya-Gaxiola, who is represented by Jon Sands, Jamiel Allen, and Lee Tucker of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona. The articles were Making the […]
On Monday, January 26, 2015, Professor Sanders testified before the Idaho State Legislature in Support of HB2, which proposed a statewide ban against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment, and places of public accommodation. A excerpt of Professor Sanders’ testimony can be found at: http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2015/jan/26/testimony-right-side-history-decades-civil-rights-movement-what-religious-freedom-about/.
On Sunday, February 22, 2015, Professor Sanders appeared in a report on faith healing in Idaho published by Aljazeera America. The link to the story can be found at: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/22/idahos-faith-healing-debate-pits-child-welfare-against-parental-rights.html
On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Professor Sanders contributed to a Boise KIVI News 9 special report on faith healing in Idaho. The link to the story can be found at: http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Special-Report-Faith-healing-in-Idaho-291613391.html.
Professor Sanders has been invited to participate in the 2015 Widener Law Journal Symposium at Widener University’s Harrisburg campus on April 20, 2015. The subject of the symposium is criminal sentencing reform. Professor Sanders will present (Re)forming Confrontation Rights at Criminal Sentencing, which has been solicited for publication in Volume 25 of the Widener Law Journal.
Through a collaboration between University of Idaho College of Law students and Rep. Ilana Rubel from Boise who sought to give free and unrestricted access to the public in procuring copies of the Idaho Code, a bill was introduced to the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee Friday. Read the full story.
Dave Glaser, President of the Montana Community Development Corporation, spoke to a community group of 30 lawyers, bankers, and community representatives about New Markets Tax Credits financing, as well as other financing tools, for low income communities. Mr. Glaser also spoke with students and provided information about legal careers associated with these aspects of community […]
On February 17, Brian Buckham, who graduated summa cum laude from the College of Law in 2005 and who currently serves as Lead Counsel at Idaho Power Company, presented a well-received guest lecture in Professor Couture’s Securities Regulation course. This was Mr. Buckham’s fifth year serving as a guest lecturer in this class. He discussed the various options […]
Congratulations to Lewiston native and College of Law alum Jana Gomez who will replace the retiring Jamie Shropshire as the next city attorney. Gomez graduated in 2009 and worked in the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals prior to her stint as Deputy Prosecutor at the Latah County Prosecuting […]
In the first of three conversations with UIdaho 3L law student Claire Freund on adaptability of Australian and U.S. water law introduced in an earlier blog, we explore the nature of the right to water. Adaptability in the face of the uncertainties created by the intersection of climate change and population growth requires an overlapping […]
On February 12, Jonathan Medema, an Ada County Deputy Prosecutor and the chief white collar crime prosecutor for Ada County, presented a guest lecture in Professor Couture’s White Collar Crime class. Mr. Medema discussed his role in deciding whether conduct falls within the scope of Idaho’s criminal statutes, the key Idaho statutes used to charge […]
On February 10, Wendy Olson, U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho, and Ray Patricco, Assistant U.S. Attorney, presented a guest lecture in Professor Couture’s White Collar Crime class. In the well-received lecture, they discussed Department of Justice priorities, key federal statutes, charging decisions, common types of federal fraud, steps for proving fraud to a […]
The University of Idaho College of Law made National Jurist’s 2015 list of Best Law Schools for Practical Training. The College of Law received a letter grade of A- in the area, putting the College in the top 37 nationwide. Read more.
University of Idaho College of Law alum Matthew T. Christensen has been promoted to partner at the law firm of Angstman Johnson. He has been an attorney at the firm since 2008. Read the full story.
The University of Idaho College of Law held its annual Denton Darrington Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Idaho Supreme Court Courtroom in Boise. This year’s keynote was Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. Rosen also is a nonresident senior […]
On January 30, 2015, Prof. Stephen R. Miller spoke at The American Journal of Law & Medicine symposium, The Iron Triangle of Food Policy, at Boston University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. While there, Prof. Miller presented his paper, A Coordinated Approach to Food Safety and Land Use Law at the Urban Fringe, which will also be […]
One of the primary goals of my time in Australia is to apply the lessons from the Adaptive Water Governance Project that looks at six North American Water Basins to a water basin in Australia. That basin will be the Lake Eyre Basin (LEB) and will include its connections to the Great Artesian Basin, and […]
On January 27, Drew McCandless, Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, presented a guest lecture in Professor Couture’s White Collar Crime class. Drawing on his 18 years of experience investigating white collar crime, Special Agent McCandless explained how the FBI investigates alleged criminal conduct, identifies whether any relevant federal criminal statutes are implicated, […]
Professor of Law Elizabeth Brandt, spoke about the future of gay marriage in the U.S. in front of the Moscow League of Women Voters on Wednesday, January 28. ”This is going to be a hard case,” she said. “It’s not a for-sure thing that they’re going to reverse the Sixth Circuit at all.” Read the full […]
University of Idaho 3L student Claire Freund is doing an internship this semester with the Environmental Defender’s Office of New South Wales (EDO NSW) in Sydney Australia. To allow her to complete the requirements for the Natural Resources and Environmental Law emphasis, we are doing a directed study via Skype on comparison between Australian and […]
David K. Penrod and Blake G. Swenson have joined Moffatt Thomas’ Pocatello office. Both are experienced trial lawyers and have more than a decade of experience practicing law in Idaho. Penrod served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Woodland, District Judge, Pocatello. He earned his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of […]
On January 24, 2015, Prof. Stephen R. Miller spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on regulating the sharing economy. Panelists included: Evan Baehr, Co-founder, Outbox and Co-founder, Able Lending Katie Biber Chen, Senior Counsel, Airbnb Andrea Ambrose Lobato, Policy Counsel, Lyft Stephen R. Miller, University of Idaho College of Law Moderator: Hon. Carlos Bea, U.S. […]
According to the Winter 2015 issue of preLaw Magazine, the University of Idaho College of Law has been named a Top Law School for International Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. For the first designation, schools are chosen based on location, how long they have had a program in place, and, of course, experiential learning opportunities. […]
For the first two weeks of January, Professor Long joined his colleagues in the University of Idaho’s Water Resources Program to teach a course in international water issues in Concepción, Chile. Also participating in the course were Dr. Jan Boll, Director of the University of Idaho’s Environmental Sciences and Water Resources programs, Dr. Brian Kennedy […]
Professor John Rumel recently served as a panelist in a discussion sponsored by Idaho State Bar’s Business and Corporate Law Section on employment issues involving key employees. Specifically, Professor Rumel spoke to issues involving the duty of loyalty owed to employers by key employees, as well as the benefits and detriments of including just cause dismissal […]
The College of Law is happy to announce that renovations are expected to begin this month on the new Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, formerly the old Ada County Courthouse, in Boise. The College plans to move its Boise-based law students to the new center in time for fall semester 2015. Read more.
My husband and I arrived in Adelaide South Australia at 8 pm on January 3, after leaving the west coast of the United States on the evening of January 1. As with any traveler arriving in the Adelaide airport after 30 hours of flights and airports, my thoughts turned to water. But as a water […]
Professor Barbara Cosens has been selected as a Visiting Professor with the ANZSOG—Goyder Institute Visiting Professors Program in association with Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, for a portion of the spring 2015 semester. Selection for the program was part of a competitive process to identify researchers interested in “addressing the public policy challenges of […]
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture has written an essay, forthcoming in the Securities Regulation Law Journal, titled “Answering Halliburton II’s Unanswered Question: Burdens of Production and Persuasion on Price Impact at Class Certification.” In the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (“Halliburton II”), 134 S. Ct. 2398 (2014), the […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy has been named an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Law School Center for the Internet and Society (CIS) for 2014-2016. CIS is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies. As an affiliate at CIS, Professor Bridy will focus on issues related to the […]
Patrick Johnson, concurrent master’s and JD student, will be awarded $2,000 from Avista. This scholarship recognizes Johnson’s accomplishments and is in support of his studies in the Waters of the West–Water Resources Program in the College of Law’s Natural Resources and Environmental Law emphasis. Read more.
A big thank you to the UI College of Law community, including faculty, staff, student organizations and alumni who donated toys for children in the Nez Perce foster care program. This is the sixth annual Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) Angel Tree. We deeply appreciate everyone’s generosity in making the holiday season special for […]
On December 12, Professor Burnett provided the keynote address at the Fall 2014 University of Idaho Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony in Moscow. His address was titled “The Ethical Compass of Effective Leaders.” On December 13, Professor Burnett provided a guest lecture in the University of Idaho Executive MBA program, conducted by the College of Business […]
On October 24, 2014, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture participated in the Annual Institute for Investor Protection Conference on “The New Landscape of Securities Fraud Class Actions.” The conference was cosponsored by Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Investor Protection and the Institute for Law and Economic Policy. Professor Couture discussed the current circuit split on the […]
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Professor Sanders visited Boise’s KIVI News 9 to discuss a lawsuit filed by Texas and 16 other states that seeks to block President Obama’s proposed immigration policy. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Analyzing-Idahos-decision-to-sue-the-feds-over-immigration-284708961.html?lc=Smart.
Professor Telesetsky presented “Where have all the fish gone? –Reflections on Global Fishing Law” at the interdisciplinary University of California Irvine symposium on “Ocean Health, Global Fishing and Food Security” as part of a “Law, Governance, and Science” panel on November 21, 2014. Held at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and […]
Professor Anastasia Telesetsky presented on a panel on Ecosystem Services at the 7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration. The summit was held in Maryland and was well-attended by federal and state agency decisionmakers. Professor Telesetsky’s presentation forms the basis of an upcoming chapter for a 2015 book on Ecosystem Restoration and Law […]
On October 30 and 31, 2014, Professor Telesetsky as one of the co-editors of the International Law of Disaster Relief published by Cambridge University Press was invited to participate in two international disaster law meetings held at King’s College London School of Law with a select group of participants from government, academia, non-governmental organizations, […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy was quoted today in a Vox article on BMG v. Cox, a case filed on November 26 involving the “repeat infringer” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). As a condition for safe harbor from secondary liability for users’ copyright infringements, the DMCA requires ISPs to adopt and reasonably implement a […]
On Thursday, November 21, 2014, Professor Sanders visited Boise’s KIVI News 9 to discuss President Obama’s proposed immigration policy. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Fox9-In-Depth–283448811.html.
Congratulations to the following law students and faculty, who received the 2014 Alumni Award for Excellence. This award is presented to law students who have achieved outstanding academic success and have demonstrated high levels of career and professional preparation, among other accomplishments. This year’s recipients are KC Harding and faculty mentor Professor Brooke Hardy; Shea Line and […]
The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to thank Professor Barb Cosens and Professor Stephen Miller for their months of hard work in planning and executing the inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West, which brought experts from five states together in a robust conversation about energy infrastructure choices and regional energy planning. […]
Professor Sanders has been invited to participate in the 2015 Colloquium Series at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. On April 9, 2015, Professor Sanders will present Uncapping Compensation in the Gore Due Process Analysis.
On Thursday, November 6, the appeals court ruling upholding bans on gay marriage in four states gave Idaho officials renewed hope that the state’s same-sex marriage case could be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Liz Brandt said the 6th Circuit’s ruling had no direct impact on Idaho. Read more.
On Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, the Native American Law Student Association held a panel of experts on the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. § 1901 et seq. The panel included Julie Kane (Eastern Band of Cherokee member, Class of 1991) in-house tribal attorney for the Nez Perce Tribe, Brandelle Whitworth (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes member) in-house general […]
University of Idaho College of Law Alumna, Judge Candy Dale ’82, has been chosen by the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section as the 2014 winner of the Justice for All Award. Read more. Congratulations, Judge Dale!
In an article dated November 4, 2014, the Washington Post quoted Professor Seamon’s written analysis of a case pending before the U.S. Court. The case concerns whether Robert Maclean, a former TSA employee, had statutory “whistleblower” protection for leaking to the press information about air marshal assignments on commercial flights. The Post article quotes an […]
On October 30, 2014, members of the law school community were featured in an Idaho State Bar Continuing Legal Education program titled “The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: Widening the Circle.” The program, conducted in Boise, was sponsored by the Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar. The College of Law is one of […]
The Columbia River Basin: 2014 Conference: Learning From Our Past to Shape Our Future, drew over 300 basin residents, water managers and political representatives from Canada and the United States to Spokane, Washington, from October 21-23, to learn and engage in a dialogue over transboundary aspects of the river, including ecosystem, fish passage, energy, flood […]
University of Idaho College of Law alumnus Ford Elsaesser has been appointed to the Columbia Banking System’s Board of Directors. Read more. Congratulations, Ford!
Congratulations to the University of Idaho College of Law Honorees who were named this year’s Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law – Firm Associated Partner James C. Dale ’80/82–Stoel Rives LLP; Kenneth C. Howell ‘85–Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP; James L. Martin ‘90–Moffatt Thomas; Susan Weeks ’87/90– James, Vernon & Weeks PA; Firm Associated […]
The Program on Water Issues at the Munk School of Global Affairs, U. Toronto, released a report by Nigel Bankes (U. Calgary) and Barbara Cosens (U. Idaho) on Protocols for Adaptive Water Governance: The Future of the Columbia River Treaty on October 21. The report examines international models for achieving bounded flexibility in transboundary water governance, […]
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Professor Sanders appeared on Boise’s KTVB News 7 to discuss a federal lawsuit filed by a wedding chapel in Idaho that has refused to perform same-sex marriages based on religious freedom. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.ktvb.com/media/cinematic/video/15984214/idaho-chapel-not-performing-same-sex-weddings/.
The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project has invited Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders to contribute to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. This edited volume is a collaborative project among feminist law professors and others to rewrite, from a feminist perspective, twenty-four key Supreme Court decisions relevant to gender. These rewritten Supreme Court […]
University of Idaho College of Law Alumna Alison Hunter has joined the Perkins Coie Boise office as an associate, working in the firm’s litigation practice. Hunter was a legal intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boise and most recently clerked for The Honorable Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick of the Idaho Supreme Court. Hunter earned her […]
Professor Barbara Cosens was the Master of Ceremonies for the 10th Annual Palouse Basin Water Summit on Thursday evening October 16, 2014 at the best Western University Inn, Moscow, Idaho. The annual event is held to facilitate information sharing and a dialogue on the Palouse basin aquifers shared by the communities of Moscow, Pullman and […]
On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Professor Sanders visited Boise’s KIVI News 9 to discuss what’s next for marriage equality. The link to the interview can be found at:http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Same-sex-marriage-Whats-next-279383382.html?lc=Smart.
Professor Rumel, who focuses his scholarship on education and employment law issues, has placed his article, “Beyond Nexus: A Framework for Evaluating K-12 Teacher Off-Duty Conduct and Speech in Adverse Employment or Licensure Proceedings,” in an upcoming volume of the Cincinnati Law Review, the flagship journal of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Prof. Rumel […]
In the Fall 2014 issue of preLaw magazine, the University of Idaho College of Law was listed among the top law schools for Tax Law and Business Law. Read more about UI being a top law school for Tax Law. Read more about UI being a top law schools for Business Law. Congratulations to everyone […]
Northwestern University Law Review has posted a podcast interview of Professor Sarah Haan. The interview addresses McCutcheon v. FEC and the Supreme Court’s continuing deregulation of campaign finance, and explores themes from her recent essay, “The CEO and the Hydraulics of Campaign Finance Deregulation,” which was published in the Northwestern University Law Review Online. […]
On Friday, October 10, 2014, Professor Sanders joined Boise’s KIVI News 9 to clarify the day’s developments regarding marriage equality in Idaho. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Whats-next-for-same-sex-marriage-in-Idaho-278878981.html.
In a recent feature on Northwest News Network, Professor Richard Seamon spoke about the rights afforded to same-sex couples who get married. Same-sex marriage is set to start this Wednesday morning in Idaho under an order from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more.
Attorney and recent graduate of the College of Law, Eric Vandenburg, 2014, has joined the patent practice of Lee & Hayes in Spokane, Washington. Congratulations, Eric, from the University of Idaho College of Law.
On October 10, 2014, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture gave a presentation on “The Future of Securities Litigation Post-Halliburton” to the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. In the presentation, Professor Couture told the story of securities fraud class actions in this country, leading up to the Supreme Court’s climactic decision this past summer in Halliburton v. Erica […]
On Thursday, September 25, 2014, Professor Sanders appeared in a Lewiston Tribune article entitled: Wilderness: Land of no photos? The link to the article is available at: http://cqrcengage.com/mnmajority/app/document/4264457;jsessionid=FyL7HKr4obXT8aEJHMvj9eRT.undefined.
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Professor Sanders appeared on Boise’s KTVB News 7 to clarify the day’s marriage equality developments in Idaho. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.ktvb.com/media/cinematic/video/15215570/supreme-court-halts-same-sex-marriage-in-idaho/.
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Professor Sanders appeared in an Associated Press article to discuss the day’s marriage equality developments in Idaho. The link to the article can be found at: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Celebration-becomes-sadness-as-gay-weddings-stall-5809020.php.
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Professor Sanders was invited to join Boise’s KIVI News 9 for a live interview to clarify the day’s marriage equality developments in Idaho. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Clarifying-Wednesdays-gay-marriage-developments-278614981.html.
On Monday, October 6, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Northwest Public Radio entitled: The Supreme Court Didn’t Take On Same-Sex Marriage. What Does That Mean For Idaho?. The story is available at http://nwpr.org/post/supreme-court-didnt-take-same-sex-marriage-what-does-mean-idaho.
On Monday, October 6, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Boise State Public Radio entitled: U.S. Supreme Court Effectively Makes Gay Marriage Legal In 30 States, Not Idaho. The story is available at http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-effectively-makes-gay-marriage-legal-30-states-not-idaho.
Professor Barbara Cosens was an invited speaker at two major conferences in September: MTNCLIM 2014 which brought together climate scientists studying the effects of climate change on mountain systems; and a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act at the University of Utah College of Law. Professor Cosens’ role was to bring the […]
Professor Sarah Haan has written an article, “Voter Primacy,” about corporate political spending disclosure, the First Amendment, and Citizens United v. FEC. The article is forthcoming in the Fordham Law Review. It is available for download from SSRN here. Here is the abstract: This Article argues that Citizens United v. FEC expanded the constitutionally-cognizable audience […]
Professor Sarah Haan has posted a blog on the CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School’s blog on corporations and the capital markets, here. In the blog post, “Which Comes First: “(Investor) Accountability” or “(Public) Disclosure)”? The Fourth Annual CPA-Zicklin Index,” Professor Haan critiques the fourth installment of the annual ranking of top publicly-held companies […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy was an invited panelist this week at the Michigan State University Law Review’s 2014 Symposium, “Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy.” She presented on the aftermath and implications of the United States Supreme Court’s decision last term in ABC v. Aereo, a case involving copyrights in television programming […]
In a recent article entitled “In search of the ‘best person for the state’” by the Coeur d’Alene press, Professor Donald Burnett offered a few words about process. Read the full article.
Professor Don Burnett has maintained an active speaking schedule since returning to the law faculty upon completion of his service as the University of Idaho’s Interim President in 2013-14. Some recent presentations: University of Idaho Alumni Association Awards Banquet, Honorary Alumnus Remarks, 17 April 2014 Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Banquet, University of Idaho Chapter, Keynote Remarks, 24 April 2014 […]
Professor Don Burnett has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Idaho Legal History Society. The Society is expected to play a supportive role in civic education outreach efforts at the forthcoming Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center in Boise, a joint endeavor of the College of Law and the Idaho Supreme Court.
Professor Don Burnett has resumed his service on the College of Law faculty after serving as Interim President of the University of Idaho in 2013-14. He served as Dean of the College of Law from 2002 to 2013.
Congratulations go to Allison Parker, who joined Hawley Troxell as associate attorney! Parker is a member of the firm’s patent, intellectual property, internet and corporate practice groups. She clerked for the Honorable Jim Jones of the Idaho Supreme Court and externed for the Honorable Candy Wagahoff Dale, Chief Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy’s article, Internet Payment Blockades, has been accepted for publication in the Florida Law Review. Internet payment blockades are the fruits of a long-term, evolving strategy on the part of corporate copyright and trademark owners to leave no intermediary behind when it comes to online intellectual property enforcement. Where judicial and legislative efforts […]
2014 marks the completion of two major water adjudications in the western United States: the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA) in Idaho which began in 1987; and the Big Horn Adjudication in Wyoming which began in 1977. Stream adjudication is a process of determining the relative rights of water use on a shared source for […]
Professor Telesetsky is quoted in a September 16, 2014 Chicago Tribune Article involving the dispute between Cargill and Syngenta over whether GMO seeds should have received approval by the Chinese government before being sold in the United States. The article can be found at http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-us-syngenta-seed-legalreax-20140916-story.html
Professor Telesetsky was an invited panelist to the symposium on Legitimacy and International Courts sponsored by Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore and the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts program. On Friday, September 19, she delivered a presentation and paper entitled “The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Overcoming […]
On September 5, 2014, Professor Telesetsky appeared before the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany as a representative of the International Union of Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Environmental Law to make a presentation on the merits of Case No. 21, an advisory opinion request by the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission […]
On Thursday, September 18th, Walter Echo-Hawk delivered a lecture on his new book, In the Light of Justice. Current law students, undergraduate students, faculty, and alumni attended the event. The lecture focused on the need to change the legal framework in federal Indian law into a new contemporary human rights framework for the betterment of […]
On September 17, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture gave a presentation titled “Crowdfunding 101″ as part of the University of Idaho’s Lunch and Lead Series on “Small Business Basics.” Professor Couture discussed five ways for Idaho’s small businesses to obtain funding from “the crowd” using the internet, consistent with federal and state securities laws. She assessed the […]
In honor of Constitution Day, September 17, attorneys from both sides of Idaho’s same-sex marriage case gathered at University of Idaho Boise. Students, lawyers and other interested parties participated from Boise, Moscow and Coeur d’Alene. Shaakirrah Sanders, U-Idaho law professor, said, “Our goal is to help provide a broader understanding both for the public and for […]
On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, a Guest Opinion written by Professor Sanders appeared in The Idaho Statesman. The piece was entitled: Idaho’s ‘crystal ball’ hazy in case against gay marriage and is available at http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/09/17/3379038/idahos-crystal-ball-hazy-in-case.html?sp=/99/106/.
In honor of Constitution Day, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the University of Idaho College of Law will sponsor a statewide panel discussion on constitutional questions involving same-sex marriage. Speakers will include Deborah Ferguson and Craig Durham, attorneys for four Idaho gay couples who successfully sued to overturn Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage, and Tom Perry, […]
David Johnson received his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law. He served as Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney before going into private practice and has been an instructor at various Legal Education programs in the state of Idaho. After nearly three decades of providing legal services to the private and business communities of […]
Professor Angelique EagleWoman as an appointed Consultant to the Idaho Tribal State Court Forum took the lead on updating and revising the Idaho Tribal State Bench Book. Several law students contributed to the final product including: Alicia Derry (2013), Shanna Knight (2012), Micah Runnels (2012) and Ashley Ray (2014). Tribal representatives were also directly […]
On Monday September 6, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Boise State Public Radio entitled: Federal Appeals Court Hears Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage Case Monday. The story is available at http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/federal-appeals-court-hears-idahos-same-sex-marriage-case-monday.
Ombudsman Cally Younger ’12 was a guest lecturer at the College of Law’s Boise campus today, where she spoke on recent changes in public records law in Idaho. Earlier this year, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter issued an executive order naming Ms. Younger the State’s first Ombudsman for Public Records. The position resides in the […]
Professor Katie Ball organized the presentation “Best Practices for Training New Attorneys,” with featured speakers Judge Candy Dale, Chief U.S. Magistrate, Kay Christensen, Division Chief, Idaho Attorney General’s Office, Professor Ball, and Associate Dean Lee Dillion. Breakfast and Refreshments were provided and sponsored by the law firm of Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Davis, PLLC […]
Professor Jack Miller was elected in June to a three year term on the Board of the Trustees of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). LSAC owns and administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and has annual revenues of over $60,000,000. Professor Miller has served in various capacities with LSAC for more than a […]
Kristi Running joined the Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc. Board of Directors in August 2014, and will serve a three-year term on the board. The Board of Directors is an advisory board organized to assist in publicizing, supporting, and securing financial support to enrich, enhance, and augment Idaho Public Television programming. Kristi will serve […]
In its 2014 Back to School issue, preLaw Magazine named the University of Idaho College of Law on its list of Best Value law schools. They only featured 53 ABA-accredited law schools. The article includes some interesting analysis on the “best value” of attending law schools in rural states and/or small towns. Out of the top […]
Professor Telesetsky was invited to teach a one-month Food Law Seminar at China’s second highest ranked law school. At China University of Political Science and Law (中国政法大学) in Beijing, China, Professor Telesetsky introduced graduate and undergraduate students to various themes of contemporary food law including food sovereignty, food security, trade law, the human right […]
Earlier this summer, the College of Law awarded approximately $20,000 to students who completed public interest work in Idaho and beyond. The new program started with seed money from the Idaho State Bar IOLTA Foundation, alumni and external donations, and fundraising efforts from the College of Law’s student organizations. Inaugural grant recipients received between $2,000 […]
College of Law Professor Michael Satz has been named Executive Officer for Southwest Idaho. He came to the University of Idaho in 2006 as an associate professor in the College of Law. Satz has taught courses in consumer law, creditors’ rights and secured transactions, contracts, property security, critical legal studies, and architecture and the law. In 2012, […]
The Economic Development Clinic’s recent report, Agritourism at the Rural-Urban Interface: A National Overview of Legal Issues with 20 Proposals for Idaho, was recently highlighted in an article by Capital Press, a weekly agricultural newspaper with a circulation of approximately 35,000 throughout the west. The report received substantial praise from leading local agricultural figures. From the […]
Please join the College of Law in congratulating the newest members of the Idaho Law Review: Ammon Judy; Anja Rodriguez; Beck Roan; Bonnie Groller; Callie Madsen; Cody Earl; Cory Stegelmeier; Jack Ormond; Jaime Matier; Jason Oliver; Katie Skaggs; Kyle Bastian; Molly Mitchell; Patrick Fackrell; Patrick Johnson; Reid Peterson; Ruvim Kuznetsov; Sandra Lockett; Steven Atkinson; Taryn Basauri Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s write-on competition. There were many qualified applicants.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the selection of several law schools that will join the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program this fall. Ten law schools will join the Trademark portion of the program, including the UI College of Law. These law schools join the 28 […]
Professor Seamon presented a CLE on July 17, 2014, at this year’s annual meeting of the Idaho State Bar in Fort Hall, Idaho. In his CLE, Professor Seamon addressed the question, “Do we have a living Constitution, a dead Constitution, or a zombie Constitution?” SPOILER ALERT: Professor Seamon concluded that we have all three types […]
The College of Law is very proud to announce that our very own OUTLaws, led this year by Ryan Squires, has signed on to Latta v. Otter, the Idaho marriage equality case decided by Judge Candy Dale, and on appeal to the U.S. Ninth Circuit. OUTLaws is a student organization at the College of Law […]
The University of Idaho College of Law congratulates alumnus Greg Ferney, newest associate attorney at Angstman Johnson. Way to go, Greg! Read more.
Associate Dean Lee Dillion will be presenting a CLE seminar titled “Your First or Next Acquisition or Sale of a Small Business” on August 20, 2014. The seminar will introduce practitioners to issues regarding ethical concerns, pre-sale preparation, deal structure, agreement negotiation, pre-closing due diligence, title search and lien clearance, and closing procedures. CLE materials […]
Faculty from the University of Idaho College of Law and Gonzaga Law School met on July 14, 2014 for the second annual Inland Northwest Scholars Forum. They presented drafts and plans for articles in progress to exchange constructive feedback and discuss their projects. In addition, they were able to network with colleagues at the other universities. The […]
On July 16, 2014, the Idaho Statesman Business Insider published an op-ed by Prof. Stephen R. Miller entitled, “Community-owned stores could help rural Idaho towns.” The op-ed was based on pro-bono work conducted by students in Prof. Miller’s 2013-14 Economic Development Clinic for an Idaho state agency and several local governments. Recent graduates of the […]
Professor John Rumel’s second article on the Americans with Disabilities (“ADA”), entitled Toward an “Unqualified’ Otherwise Qualified Standard: Job Prerequisites and Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 18 Employee Rts. & Employment Pol’y J. 35 (2014) was recently published by the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, a peer-reviewed journal at the Institute […]
Professor Telesetsky has co-edited a book on The International Law of Disaster Relief with Professor David Caron at King’s College London and Professor Michael Kelly of Creighton University that has been be published by Cambridge University Press. The edited book brings together experts, emerging scholars, and practitioners in the field of international disaster law […]
Every year, the Northwest Indian Bar Association (NWIBA) offers scholarships to Native law students in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington—and provides bar-exam stipends in June. Thanks to the Association Scholarships, three native students attended the University of Idaho College of Law in 2013-14. Tiffany Justice, Coeur d’Alene, University of Idaho. Rhylee Marchand, Colville, University of Idaho. […]
The Second Meeting of the Environmental Law Collaborative was held in Jackson, Wyoming July 10-12, 2014. Prof. Stephen R. Miller was one of the Meeting’s four co-conveners, along with Robin Craig (Utah), Jessica Owley (Buffalo), and Keith Hirokawa (Albany). The Meeting focused on reading the three climate change reports of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment and […]
The University of Idaho College of Law, along with the Idaho Supreme Court and the Kempthorne Institute are hosting a celebration of the conclusion of the Snake River Basin Adjudication in Boise, Idaho August 25−26, 2014. The historic adjudication of surface and ground water rights in Idaho will include a two-day conference on topics related […]
Associate Professor Sarah Haan has published a guest blog about Monday’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby on the Business Law Professors Blog. The link is here: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/2014/07/guest-post-closely-held-means-controlling-shareholder.html
On June 27, 2014, Professor Sanders attended The Eighth Annual Lutie Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop which was hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School. Professor Sanders presented her most recent manuscript entitled: Lochnerian Values, Mandatory Caps Against Compensatory Damage Awards, and Lessons from the Sixth Amendment Criminal Jury Trial Clause. Professor […]
Professor Telesetsky participated on June 22-23 at the International Symposium on Sustainable Development and the Law of the Sea at Zhejiang University (China’s third most prestigious university) in Hangzhou, China that drew scholars from Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North America. She shared a paper on using remote detection technology to combat illegal, unregulated, and unreported […]
Professor Telesetsky was invited to be a United States expert to speak at the 2nd Asia Pacific Ocean Law Institutions Alliance on progress by the United States to implement substantive and procedural obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Even though the US is not a party to the treaty, […]
Professor Telesetsky presented at the 2014 Global Ocean Regime Conference held at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and organized by the Korea Maritime Institute. This year’s theme was “East China Sea: How to Build Confidence and Promote Cooperation” and focused on a number of sensitive […]
On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, No. 13-317. The Court upheld the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance in securities fraud cases but permitted defendants to present evidence rebutting that presumption at the class certification stage. Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture was quoted in a […]
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture’s essay, “The PSLRA Discovery Stay Meets Complex Litigation: Five Questions Answered,” has been accepted for publication in the Securities Regulation Law Journal and is publicly available on SSRN. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”) was enacted nearly 20 years ago in order to combat perceived abuses in private securities litigation. […]
On June 23, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Boise State Public Radio entitled: Why Idaho May Have Trouble Defending Its ‘Ag-Gag’ Law. The story is available at http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-idaho-may-have-trouble-defending-its-ag-gag-law.
On June 19 and 20, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture [http://www.uidaho.edu/law/faculty/wendycouture] and Professor Sarah Haan [http://www.uidaho.edu/law/faculty/shaan] presented papers at the National Business Law Scholars Conference at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in Los Angeles, California. Professor Couture participated in the Securities Litigation panel. She discussed her article, “Materiality and a Theory of Legal Circularity,” which is […]
On May 14, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Northwest Public Radio entitled: Idaho’s First Same Sex Marriages Set For Friday, Courts Could Issue A Stay. The story is available at http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-s-first-same-sex-marriages-set-friday-courts-could-issue-stay.
On May 2, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Boise State Public Radio entitled: National Group Fighting Idaho’s Gay Marriage Ban Is High Influence, Low Profile. This story is available at: http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/national-group-fighting-idaho-s-gay-marriage-ban-high-influence-low-profile. Additionally on May 5, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Boise State Public Radio entitled: Idaho’s Gay Marriage Lawsuit Could Make History. […]
On June 13, 2014, Professor Sanders presented a CLE to the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) entitled: Busting the Caps II: Why Noneconomic Damage Caps Fatally Flaw Federal Due Process Jurisprudence. In this presentation, Professor Sanders discussed the whether state law mandatory caps against noneconomic damage awards caused a defect in BMW North America v. Gore‘s due […]
On April 10, 2014, Professor Sanders participated in a faculty colloquia Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. Professor Sanders presented her most recent manuscript entitled: When It’s Broken, Don’t ‘Fix’ It: Why Noneconomic Damage Caps Fatally Flaw Federal Due Process Jurisprudence.
Professor Sanders has been invited to participate in the Fifth Annual Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium which will be held on November 7-8, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. Professor Sanders will present her most recent scholarship entitled: Lochnerian Values, Mandatory Caps Against Compensatory Damage Awards, and Lessons from the Sixth Amendment Jury Trial Clause.
Professor Annemarie Bridy was in Washington, DC this week for a meeting of the USPTO’s Technical Working Group on improving the DMCA section 512 notice and takedown process for online copyright enforcement. Professor Bridy, who testified on Capitol Hill last spring on the efficacy of the notice and takedown process, is a participating scholar in […]
Associate Dean Lee Dillion was reappointed to another 3 year term as the Chair of the CLE Committee for the Idaho Law Foundation. The CLE Committee plans and oversees the continuing legal education programming for the Foundation, including the Idaho New Attorney program (formerly Idaho Practical Skills) for new and reciprocal admittees, the popular […]
On June 13th Professor Jack Miller spoke at the 2014 Gem State Tax Symposium in Boise. His presentation was titled Same Sex Couples after Windsor: Tax and Other Impacts on Families, Employees and Employers. In U.S. v. Windsor the United States Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This decision […]
University of Idaho College of Law was named on the Best Value List by National Jurist magazine. Only 53 schools made the cut! National Jurist looked at a number of academic and financial variables, including the College of Law’s price of tuition, student debt accumulation, employment success, bar passage rate and cost of living. Employment is given […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy has joined a section 512 technical working group convened by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The working group is charged with negotiating a multi-stakeholder consensus on ways to standardize and improve the notice and takedown process specified in section 512 of […]
The Idaho State Board of Education had already approved the UI College of Law Second-Year in Boise program, and the Idaho Legislature and Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter allocated funding in the last legislative session to support the program. In addition to admitting rising second-year law students at UI, the college will also accept applications from […]
On June 3, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller was appointed to the Boise Planning & Zoning Commission by unanimous approval of the Boise City Council. Prof. Miller will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring October 31, 2016, which may be renewed upon its expiration.
On May 29 and 30, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture and Professor Sarah Haan presented papers at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both papers were included in the programming organized by the “Corporate and Securities Law in Society” Collaborative Research Network. Professor Couture participated on the “Market Information and Mandatory Disclosures” panel. […]
The 17th Annual Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution took place May 19-23, 2014. In Moscow, Bob Collins taught the Basic Family Mediation course to 21 participants; Lela Love and Josh Stulberg taught Basic Civil Mediation to 13; and Donna Silverberg taught “Facilitating Agreements in Environmental and Public Policy Disputes” to four NREL students and five […]
The Economic Development Clinic at the University of Idaho College of Law’s Boise campus has just released its 184-page report, Agritourism at the Rural-Urban Interface: A National Overview with 20 Proposals for Idaho, which provides a detailed look at legal issues arising from the rapid growth of agritourism. Moreover, the report provides 20 proposals for […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy has published a commentary on yesterday’s decision by the European Court of Justice involving Google search results and the “right to be forgotten” online.
On May 9, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture gave a presentation on the “Top 10 Business Cases of the Year” at the Idaho State Bar Business & Corporate Law Section’s Annual CLE. She chose 10 interesting (and sometimes surprising) cases from the Idaho, Delaware, and federal courts, and gave tips about how business attorneys should incorporate […]
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture is pleased to announce that her article, “Circularity and a Theory of Legal Circularity” has been accepted for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law. The article, which is publicly available on SSRN, was also recently featured on the Legal Theory Blog as a “Recommended!” read and on […]
Congratulations to Sara Berry ’07 on being named one of Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40! Honorees were selected from more than 150 nominations and rated in four categories: professional accomplishments, leadership skills, community involvement and long-term goals. Berry is currently an associate at Stoel Rives. On June 26, 2014, at the Boise Centre, there […]
The University of Idaho’s Faculty Senate just recently announced the leadership and membership for the 2014-15 committees. Dean Dodge will serve as chair of the Ubuntu Committee next year. This committee is dedicated to promoting the values of respect, understanding, and fairness within our diverse university experience. The committee focuses on the needs of students, […]
UNITY student organization leaders selected Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students & Administration, to give the keynote address at this year’s End of the Year Banquet and Graduation Ceremony. Dean Dodge spoke about his own experiences in college and professionally working on diversity, human rights, and inclusion causes. Graduates were reminded of the potential […]
The Idaho Statesman-Review quotes Professor Richard Seamon in an April 25, 2014, article on a lawsuit against the Idaho State Police by a Colorado resident. The Colorado resident, a 70-year-old retiree, claims the Idaho police stopped him on suspicion of possessing marijuana solely because his car displayed a license plate from Colorado, where marijuana has […]
On April 17, John Runft, managing member of Runft & Steele Law Offices, PLLC, presented a guest lecture on letters of credit in Professor Couture’s Negotiable Instruments class. A natural teacher, Mr. Runft created a diagram demonstrating how letters of credit are used to effectuate commercial transactions between distant parties by ensuring certainty and finality. […]
On April 17, Kurt Merritt, a Securities Analyst with Idaho’s Department of Finance, presented a guest lecture in Professor Couture’s Securities Regulation class. Mr. Merritt discussed recent changes in federal and state law affecting Idaho’s issuers, including federal amendments to Rule 506. The students appreciated Mr. Merritt’s practical advice, as well as his sense of […]
On April 23, Director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources Gary Spackman signed an order creating the Teton Creek Flood Control District. Over the last three years, Professor Jerrold Long worked with citizen volunteers in Teton County, and the local non-profit Friends of the Teton River, to develop this proposal to facilitate the restoration […]
The College of Law Legal Aid Clinic is suing property owner Magar E. Magar for failing to provide safe drinking water at his mobile home park just outside of Moscow. On Tuesday, April 22, Latah County Second District Judge John Stegner granted a motion for class certification, which means the Legal Aid Clinic now represents […]
Congratulations to Cally Younger ’12 who was appointed to be Idaho’s new public records ombudsman, with the authority to review how agencies handle records requests and how Idaho laws may be improved. Cally worked as an extern in Governor Butch Otter’s office while she was a 3L in the Boise program. After graduation, she continued […]
Congratulations to Loni Hinton and Craig Watt, winners of the Negotiation Competition! Wes Martinez and David Morse took Second Place, and Jacob Thomas and Cory Stegelmeier took Third. These three teams had tied for First, so the total points were used as a tie-breaker. The top two teams will represent the University of Idaho College of Law in the […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy gave an invited lunchtime lecture on the “graduated response” to online piracy on April 22 at the Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts at Columbia University Law School. Professor Bridy later joined Stanley Pierre-Louis, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Content Protection at Viacom, for […]
The annual University of Idaho Pow wow was held April 19-20, 2014 in Memorial Gymnasium. Pictured are Professor EagleWoman and her son handing out the tiny tot treats. NALSA students sold t-shirts, provided information about the law school, and put together the tiny tot goody bags.
With fundraising efforts, an educational donation from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and funding from the Dean’s office, four Native Law Emphasis students attended the 39th Annual Indian Law Conference hosted by the Federal Bar Association on April 10-11, 2014. The conference was titled: “Practicing Indian Law in the Digital Age.” The students networked, attended career […]
The College of Law wishes to extend a sincere congratulations to the following staff members who received 2014 Longevity Awards at the Staff Awards Reception, Friday, April 11: Lori D. Bonner – Library Assistant 2, 5 years; Anne-Marie Fulfer – Director of Career Services, 15 years; Linda A. Kiss – Director of Admin & Fiscal Operations, 25 […]
On April 11, 2014, Thomas E. Dvorak, a partner at Givens Pursley LLP and a 1994 graduate of the College of Law, presented a guest lecture in Professor Couture’s Negotiable Instruments class. Mr. Dvorak represented Deljack, Inc. in the recent negotiable instruments case, Deljack, Inc. v. U.S. Bank National Association, No. 1-11-CV-65 (D. Idaho). After a […]
On April 10, Deputy Attorney General Alan Conilogue presented a guest lecture in Professor Couture’s Securities Regulation class on Idaho’s enforcement of state securities laws. He discussed Idaho’s unique statutory enforcement provisions, gave examples of the types of securities fraud most prevalent in Idaho, and discussed how the State builds a case, from investigation through […]
On March 28, approximately 140 faculty, staff, students, practitioners, and community members gathered in the Courtroom of the Menard Law Building in Moscow to learn about Idaho Indian Law Basics at the Native Law Conference. The day-long conference encompassed such fundamentals as federal Indian trust responsibility, tribal governments and sovereign immunity, criminal jurisdiction, taxation, the […]
Congratulations to Professor Dale Goble who has been awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor, a testament to his truly outstanding work as a faculty member and scholar of the College of Law. Professor Goble teaches natural resources law (including public land law and wildlife law), natural resources history, and torts. His scholarship focuses on […]
Former University of Idaho Interim President, former Dean of the College of Law, and Professor of Law, Don Burnett will be the Commencement speaker for the College of Law’s 2014 Spring Commencement on May 17, 2013. Don Burnett is a true son of Idaho, hailing from Pocatello, Idaho, and his career is a stellar example of […]
The College of Law wishes to extend congratulations to Kade Beorchia, who received the 2014 ABI Medal of Excellence Award for outstanding bankruptcy coursework and for receiving the high exam paper in his 2013 bankruptcy class. Kade was nominated by the Honorable Judge Terry Meyers, the Honorable Jim Pappas, and Joseph Meier. Great job, Kade! […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy was an invited panelist on April 4 at a two-day symposium on “The Next Great Copyright Act,” sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. The symposium, which was attended by an audience of over 300, brought together scholars, technologists, copyright industry representatives, and artists’ […]
Assistant Dean for External Affairs Terri Muse was elected President of the Fourth District Bar at their annual meeting on April 1st in Boise. She will serve a one-year term as president.
During the 2014 Idaho legislative session, Michael Greenlee and Dale Higer, Uniform Law Commissioner for Idaho, worked to enact UELMA – the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. UELMA (S1356) requires that when a state designates a state published electronic version of specific legal material as the “official” version, the state publisher will take steps to […]
The University of Idaho College of Law has named Mark Adams, professor at Valparaiso University School of Law, as its next dean. Adams will assume leadership of the Moscow, Idaho, College of Law in June, replacing interim dean Michael Satz. Dean Satz has led the College of Law since May, when former dean Don Burnett was […]
Saturday, March 29, the College of Law held a Celebration of the Class of 2014. After a welcome from Dean Michael A. Satz, a brief keynote was given by College alumnus (and former president of the Idaho State Bar) Douglas L. Mushlitz. Following the keynote, Professor Sunil Ramalingam presented the Pro Bono: Above and Beyond […]
On March 26, 2014, Professors Barbara Cosens and Stephen R. Miller engaged in an online dialogue about urban resilience with University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law professor Tony Arnold in an event leading up to the Idaho Law Review’s April 4, 2014 symposium, which is entitled Resilient Cities: Environment | Economy | Equity. […]
On March 14, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller spoke at the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute’s annual conference, which this year was entitled Moving Beyond Recession: What Next?. Prof. Miller presented on a panel called Planning in the Wild West: Why Is It So Hard?. Co-presenters were Angie Rutherford (Sonoran Institute) and Anna Trentadue (Valley Advocates for Responsible Growth). Here is […]
In March, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller was named to the national board of advisors for Pace Law School’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference. The conference, held at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, is a significant educational event in the region. More than 250 lawyers, professionals, business leaders, governmental officials, and […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy was an invited lecturer on Monday, March 24 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Intellectual Property and Information Law Colloquium in New York City. Professor Bridy presented to Cardozo students and IP faculty her forthcoming article on constitutional issues arising from the ex parte seizure and civil forfeiture of Internet […]
Professor Jerrold Long met with the Idaho State Bar’s Environment and Natural Resources Section on March 26 in Boise to discuss his ongoing pro bono and research project to create a flood control district for Teton Creek near Driggs, Idaho. For the past several years, Professor Long has worked with Idaho landowners, the Teton Creek […]
In the spring 2014 issue of preLaw magazine, the University of Idaho College of Law received recognition for top programs in Tax Law and Business Law, and Practical Training. The College of Law was named on the list of top law schools for tax law. The College of Law was named on the list of […]
Professor Jack Miller’s article, Preserving Wealth and Inheritance Through Medicaid Planning for Long Term Care has been published in Volume 17 of the Michigan State University Journal of Medicine and the Law. This article, co-authored with Seattle elder law experts, Sean Bleck and Barbara Isenhour, explains the rules and planning techniques relevant to obtaining government […]
In a lunchtime presentation on January 29, 2014, Professor Anastasia Telesetsky shared with the Latah County League of Women Voters an hour long presentation about the relevance of the 1982 United Nations Convention the Law of the Sea to contemporary geopolitical decisionmaking and marine conservation efforts.
Professor Anastasia Telesetsky presented on March 7, 2014 at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Fourth Annual Urban Agriculture Symposium. The event featured national speakers focused on legal aspects of implementing urban agricultural policies. Professor Telesetsky’s presentation focused on how boosting small-scale urban agriculture may create opportunities for implementing green economy principles.
Professor Anastasia Telesetsky as a member of the American Bar Association’s International Environmental Law Group gave a presentation at a side event at the November 2013 World Bank’s Global Forum on Law Justice and Development held in Washington D.C. Professor Telesetsky’s presentation focused on legal interventions to reduce food waste as a means of implementing […]
Professor Anastasia Telesetsky presented a paper on transnational environmental crime and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing at the First Annual Berkeley Exchange sponsored by the University of California Berkeley Law and the Ecology Law Quarterly in February 2014. The paper will be published in a forthcoming edition of the Ecology Law Quarterly.
Professor Anastasia Telesetsky presented at the Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance sponsored by ESADE Business School’s Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals on January 9-10, 2014. Her paper focused on network governance in the field of fisheries law. In particular, she focused on the challenge of creating robust public […]
Professor Telesetsky was an invited speaker at the joint conference of the American Society of International Law and European Society of International Law on the Future of International Environmental Law held at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland in November 2013 which brought together international environmental law scholars from across North America, Europe, South America, […]
Anastasia Telesetsky presented on a “Changing Perspectives on Development and the Post Millennium Development Goals” panel at the 46th Annual Sutton Colloquium at the University of Denver on November 9, 2013. The theme of the conference was “International Legal Perspectives on the Future of Development.” This year’s annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium in International Law […]
The Brigham Young University Law Review has just published Professor Jack Miller’s article, Wealth Transfer Tax Planning for 2013 and Beyond. 2013 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 879-948. This article, co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Maine, addresses estate tax planning following the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA). On January 1, 2013, Congress avoided […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy testified on March 13th at a hearing before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. The subject of the hearing, one in a series dedicated to a review of the U.S. copyright system, was 17 U.S.C. 512, Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of […]
The University of Idaho College of Law jumped 16 spots in the newest U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. The report analyzed more than 200 law programs, and the UI climbed to 118—the seventh highest gain out of all law schools. “While these rankings should not be the only basis for choosing a […]
With transmission of the recommendations from the to the U.S. Department of State in December 2013, and the transmission of the to the Cabinet also in December, many stakeholders in the basin seek to understand the recommendations and the next steps. On December 17, Professor Cosens joined the Oregon Public Radio program Think Out Loud […]
Professor Barbara Cosens is lead author with Craig Stow of NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental research Laboratory, on chapter 5 of a book on Social-Ecological Resilience and Law edited by Ahjond S. Garmestani and Craig R. Allen and just out from Columbia University Press. The chapter is on “Resilience and Water Governance: Addressing Fragmentation and Uncertainty […]
On March 6, 2014, Brian Buckham gave a guest lecture in Professor Couture’s Securities Regulation class. Mr. Buckham, a 2005 graduate of the College of Law, has worked as a corporate attorney at several national law firms and now serves as Senior Counsel at Idaho Power Company. He explained the fifteen questions that you should […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy delivered an invited lecture on Monday, March 3 at the Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP). The lecture, “Carpe Omnia: Civil Asset Forfeiture in the War on Drugs and the War on Piracy,” was based on her forthcoming article in the Arizona State Law Journal, which argues that ex parte seizures […]
On February 25, 2014, Paul M. Boyd, a partner at Stoel Rives LLP, presented a guest lecture in Professor Couture’s Securities Regulation class. The students have spent the past month studying various exemptions from registration, and Mr. Boyd placed that course material in context by walking the students through the anatomy of a start-up […]
The UI College of Law Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) chapter has been named a recipient of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Education Donation program for 2014 in the amount of $2,500.The Native Law Program and NALSA have been Education Donation recipients in 2012 and 2013. The funds will assist in the travel costs for […]
Congratulations to 1Ls Christine Dodd and Dee Sonntag who won 1st place in the American Bar Association’s Representation in Mediation Region 10 Competition over the weekend. The team now advances to the national competition coming up in April. The University of Idaho College of Law is so proud! Way to go!
On February 11, 2014, the Economic Development Clinic at the University of Idaho College of Law’s Boise campus hosted Dave Glaser, president of the Montana Community Development Corporation. Mr. Glaser spoke to the Economic Development Clinic and the Low Income Tax Clinics in a special session, and then spoke to a crowded room of local […]
On February 21, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller spoke at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy’s sold out symposium entitled, Preventing the Ghost Town: What Rural Communities Need To Do To Survive in the Modern Economy. Miller gave an hour-long presentation entitled, Legal Institutions for Rural Economic Development, which drew upon his experience running the Economic […]
On Februrary 13, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller gave a guest lecture, “Property Rights for Planners,” in a graduate seminar entitled “Sustainable Development” at Boise State University Department of City and Regional Planning in Boise, Idaho.
Students in the University of Idaho College of Law’s Economic Development Clinic presented at a public hearing on agritourism sponsored by Canyon County on January 29, 2014. Students presenting were Tyler Beck, Caitlin Fuller, and Alexandra Grande. Agritourism presents a powerful alternative use of agricultural lands at the rural-urban interface that assists small- and mid-sized […]
In January, 2014, Professor Stephen R. Miller was elected to the board of directors for the U.S. Green Building Council, Idaho Chapter.
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture recently published a column in the Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider discussing whether board member diversity, which is one of the hottest topics in the area of public companies, also matters in Idaho, where most of the companies are private. You can access the column here.
Professor Annemarie Bridy presented a paper last week on content control and speech regulation by online payment intermediaries at the 2014 Works in Progress for IP Scholars (WIPIP) Conference in Santa Clara, CA. The two-day conference was hosted by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law School. An abstract of the talk can […]
Congratulations to University of Idaho College of Law Professor Dale Goble, quoted in yesterday’s article “Changes sought for endangered act” by Matthew Brown from the Associated Press. Way to go, Professor Goble! This is a great accomplishment for Goble and the College of Law.
On February 3, 2014, Boise 3Ls Danielle Davidson, Michelle Dorsett, Joseph Dragon, Rodger Fisher, James Herring, Jason Lloyd, and Corey Smith and Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture gave an hour-long presentation to 43 Timberline High School students. Professor Couture presented data about the lifelong impact of going to college, guidance about how to pick a major, and […]
This past Monday the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a lawsuit that Ada County had successfully defended against in the Idaho State Courts. Professor Richard Seamon co-authored the U.S. Supreme Court brief in which Ada County persuaded the Court not to conduct further review of state courts’ ruling. Rita Hoagland brought the lawsuit alleging […]
Congratulations, 3L Amy Hernandez–recipient of the 2014 Latino/Latina Bar Association of Washington Award. Amy is Co-President of the Latino/a Law Caucus where she coordinates legal events for the Latino/a community in Moscow and the surrounding area. After graduation, Amy hopes to practice criminal law in Washington. Great job, Amy!
On December 23, 2013, the Endangered Species Act turned 40. Rather than looking back at the Act’s legacy, Goble and Mike Scott (CNR emeritus & USGS ret.) convened a roundtable with the assistance of a small steering committee — John Fay (Fish & Wildlife Service Ret.), Frank Davis (UC Santa Barbara & National Center For […]
Congratulations to 3L Ashley Ray whose article “Preservation Over Profits: The Conflicting Interests of Hickory Ground” was selected for publication in Seattle University’s American Indian Law Journal. This recognition reflects not only Ashley’s hard work and diligence but the high quality of our Native American Law program, which is led by Professor Angelique EagleWoman.
Professor Annemarie Bridy has been quoted in a news article discussing the recent decision in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidating the non-discrimination and anti-blocking provisions of the FCC’s Open Internet Rules. The article is here. Professor Bridy’s blog post on the ruling is here.
Prof. Stephen R. Miller published an op-ed in the January 15, 2014 edition of the Idaho Statesman arguing for energy benchmarking in Idaho. The op-ed can be read here.
On January 4, 2014, Professor Stephen R. Miller presented an invited paper at the Association of American Law Schools’ annual conference in New York City. The paper was entitled, “The Police Power and Public Health in the Age of Sustainability” and was part of the AALS Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care’s “Health and […]
Professor Richard Seamon has published an article in the January 2014 issue of the Advocate, the official publication of the Idaho State Bar, entitled “U.S. Supreme Court Sidetracks Idaho’s Implied Consent Law.” The article explains that recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court restrict the ability of Idaho police to forcibly draw blood from drivers […]
Professor Richard Seamon was one of the named authors of a brief filed in late December. The case is captioned Rita Hoagland v. Ada County (U.S. docket no. 13-1514). Rita Hoagland sued Ada County — originally in an Idaho state court — over the death of her son, Bradley Munroe. Mr. Munroe killed himself while […]
Professor Annemarie Bridy’s work on the Copyright Alert System, published in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal in 2012, has been cited in a green paper by the United States Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF). The green paper, titled Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy, “provides […]
The University of Idaho College of Law is pleased to announce that we have been recognized again for our natural resources and environmental law program in the Winter 2014 issue of preLaw magazine. For the second consecutive year, we have been listed as a top school for this specialty. The list includes law schools that offer a concentration […]
Professor Seamon has published an article in the January 2014 issue of the Advocate addressing the impact of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case on Idaho’s drunk-driving law. http://www.isb.idaho.gov/pdf/advocate/issues/adv14jan.pdf
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of an essay titled, “Around the World of Securities Fraud in 80 Motions to Dismiss,” in the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. The essay discusses emerging issues in courts’ rulings on motions to dismiss securities fraud class actions, drawn from Professor Couture’s analysis of a data […]
At the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting in New York City last week, Professor Annemarie Bridy was elected Chair of the Internet and Computer Law Section for 2014. She moderated the Section’s panel on The Disruptive Rise of the Mobile Internet, which explored how the shift from the open Web to the […]
The American Libraries Magazine quoted Professor Diana Gleason in the article ”Taking Aim at the Reality of Guns in Libraries,” published in the online January/February 2014 issue at http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/issue/januaryfebruary-2014. American Libraries Magazine Senior Editor, Beverly Goldberg, interviewed and quoted Professor Gleason as a result of Gleason’s article, ”Can I Bring My Gun? A Fifty-State Survey of Firearm Laws Impacting Policies Prohibiting Handguns […]
Jack Miller, the College’s Weldon Schimke Professor of Law, spoke at a recent continuing legal education seminar in Boise sponsored by the Idaho State Bar. His topic was The Tax Consequences of the Windsor Decision. In his presentation Professor Miller addressed the tax implications for employers and for same-sex couples of the Supreme Court’s recent […]
Jack Miller, the College’s Weldon Schimke Professor of Law, spoke at a recent continuing legal education seminar in Moscow sponsored by the Idaho State Bar. His topic was Developments in Federal Taxation. In his presentation Professor Miller addressed an array of topics involving both income and transfer taxation. These included an analysis of the key […]
The following individuals have been elected to the Indian Law Section Executive Board: Chair: Andrew Adams III Deputy Chair: Tracy Toulou Secretary: Angelique EagleWoman Treasurer: Ann Tweedy The purpose of the Indian Law Section shall be to further the purposes of the Association as stated in its Constitution and to develop and advance […]
Professor Stephen R. Miller has published “Field Notes from Starting a Law School Clinic“ in the Fall, 2013 edition of the Clinical Law Review. The Clinical Law Review is published by New York University, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Clincial Legal Education Association, and is distributed in hard copy to all legal clinicians in the country. […]
On November 12, 2013, Professor Stephen R. Miller presented an invited lecture entitled, “Resilient Cities,” to an undergraduate environmental anthropology class at Boise State University. The lecture was based on Professor Miller’s current work in progress, “Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow: A Land Use Response to Climate Change,” which will be published as a book chapter […]
Professors Brooke Hardy and Stephen R. Miller represented the University of Idaho College of Law at the annual Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum held this year November 7-8, 2013, at Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School. Professor Hard presented a work-in-progress entitled, Diving Into the Wreck: Why Family Law Isn’t Working for Today’s […]
Professor Diana Gleason’s article, Can I Bring My Gun? A Fifty-State Survey of Firearm Laws Impacting Policies Prohibiting Handguns in Public Libraries, appeared in Volume 32, Issue 4 of Public Library Quarterly on December 9, 2013. The article is online at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/maSKMWCfIGr7ypigeYYN/full In Capital Area District Library v. Michigan Open Carry, 826 N.W. 2nd 736 (2012) […]
Congratulations to the following awardees and their mentors, who received the 2013 Alumni Awards for Excellence, which recognizes graduate and law students who have achieved outstanding academic success and have demonstrated career and professional preparation. This years winners are Kendra Lotstein (Native American Law emphasis), and mentor, Annemarie Bridy; Matt Bennett, and mentor, Mark Anderson; […]
Professor John Rumel presented his paper “Continued Union Winter or Spring Thaw?: An Analysis of Contemporaneous and Subsequent Political and Legal Responses to Anti-Teachers Union Legislation Enacted during 2011 State Legislative Sessions” at the 59th Annual Education Law Association Conference held in Westminster, Colorado on November 13-15, 2013.
From October 24th through the 26th, a diverse group of experts on the Endangered Species Act gathered in Coeur d’Alene to discuss how the administration of the Act could be improved in a time of rapid change. In preparation for the conversation, groups of participants wrote ten white papers to focus discussions. Two-and-a-half days of […]
Judge Chin today granted summary judgment for Google on the merits of its fair use defense in Author’s Guild v. Google. Read about it on Freedom to Tinker.
College of Law Natural Resources and Environmental Law alumnus Greg Haller, Conservation Director for Pacific Rivers Council, will testify Thursday November 7 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, chaired by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden. Washington Senator Maria Cantwell and Idaho Senator Jim Risch are also on the committee. The hearing will […]
On October 9, 2013, Professor Anastasia Telesetsky presented on a panel on the socio-ecological dimensions of restoration ecology at an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Society for Ecological Restoration in Madison, Wisconsin. Her presentation was entitled “Law and Ecological Restoration: Creating Operative Legal Frameworks for Landscape Level Restoration” and was based on current research on […]
Professor Bridy co-authored (with David G. Post of Temple University) a law professors’ amicus brief, filed Friday in the Second Circuit, in the case of Viacom v. YouTube. The case is on appeal, now for the second time, from a grant of summary judgment for YouTube in the Southern District of New York. The amicus […]
On November 1, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture served as a presenter at Gonzaga University School of Law’s Annual Business Law Symposium, titled “Shareholder Rights: An Idea Whose Time Has Come.” This year’s symposium featured as speakers 14 business law scholars and practitioners, including Daniel J. Morrissey, Professor of Law at Gonzaga University, and Richard A. […]
If the Law Students for Appropriate Dispute Resolution had a rookie-of-the-year, then natural mediators Dee Sonntag and Christine Dodd would have the award in the bag. Despite their status as first-year law students, Sonntag and Dodd went 4-0 with the judges and trounced a pair of LSADR elected officers on their way to a narrow […]
Steven Neiheisel, assistant vice president for enrollment management, will be leaving the University of Idaho at the end of the month. Neiheisel has accepted a position at Northern Michigan University as their vice president for enrollment and student services. Jeffrey Dodge has agreed to take on interim leadership with the core directors in the enrollment […]
On October 25, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture spoke at the Third Annual Institute for Investor Protection Conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. This year’s conference was titled “Strategies for Investigating and Pleading Securities Fraud Claims” and featured whistleblower Mark Whitacre (subject of the best-selling book The Informant) as the Keynote Speaker. Professor Couture […]
University of Idaho law professor Angelique EagleWoman was named one of “9 Notable Women Who Rule American Indian Law” in an Indian Country article for her contributions to the field of American Indian law. Read the article:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/23/9-notable-women-who-rule-american-indian-law-151872
On September 25, 2013, the International Law Student Association in partnership with the Veteran Law Association hosted an evening panel on the legality of U.S. Military Intervention in Syria. Facilitated by 3L Brenna Bowman and 3L Angel Betancourt , the panel brought together a diversity of legal and experiential viewpoints on whether the United States […]
On Monday, October 21st, Coeur d’Alene Tribal Court Judge Eva White administered the oath for the newly trained law students who successfully completed the Coeur d’Alene Tribal CASA training over six weeks at the University of Idaho College of Law. The training program has been offered over the previous seven years as needed by the […]
Professor Barbara Cosens is lead author on two articles in the recently completed Special Feature of Ecology and Society on Law and Social-ecological Resilience. The special issue seeks to bridge the concept that ecological systems are dynamic, yet persist in states with relatively stable processes and function unless perturbed beyond a threshold, and the development […]
The University of Idaho College of Law was recognized in the Fall 2013 issue of preLaw magazine for the strength of our alternative dispute resolution and international law curricula. The College’s strong admissions results were also featured in the Around the Nation law school news section.
A local group in Moscow is drafting an anti-school-bullying bill to submit to the Idaho Legislature for the 2014 legislative session. Several months ago, former representative Tom Trail introduced them to Brenda High, a mother whose son, Jared, committed suicide because he was bullied at school. In 2006, Tom Trail and Brenda High drafted […]
Congratulations to Jordan Stott, a current 2L, for receiving the Idaho State Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Section scholarship! Jordan was named the recipient of this year’s scholarship at a section meeting earlier this week.
The College of Law is the main sponsor and host of the inaugural “Leaders in Law” event by the Idaho Business Review. The event will be held on Thursday November 14th at the College of Law campus in Boise. Twenty-one people will receive awards at the event including several of our College of Law community. […]
On October 15, 2013, Professor Stephen R. Miller was interviewed on Radio Boise’s hour-long Building a Greener Idaho lunch-time radio show. A podcast of the interview, entitled Climate Change, Resiliency, and Legal Frameworks for Urban Planning, is available here.
With a daylong agenda, Native Americans interested in the law participated in the University of Idaho College of Law Native Law Recruitment Event in the law school courtroom on Tuesday, Oct. 15th. Professor EagleWoman delivered a mock law class on Tribal land ownership basic legal principles. Admissions Director Carole Wells presented on the law school […]
Professor Stephen R. Miller’s article, Community Land Trusts: Why Now Is the Time to Integrate This Housing Activists’ Tool Into Local Government Affordable Housing Policies, appeared in the September, 2013 edition of Zoning & Planning Law Report. The article is currently available on Westlaw here. From the article’s introduction: A recent study found that housing expenses […]
On October 9, 2013, Professor Stephen R. Miller spoke on area of city impact agreements at the American Planning Association, Idaho Chapter’s annual conference held this year in Idaho Falls. He was part of a three-person panel including Diane Kushlan, director of the Boise chapter of the Urban Land Institute and Elaine Clegg, a third-term Boise […]
University of Idaho College of Law faculty members participated in the Idaho State Bar’s Love the Law program, by welcoming local high school students to various events related to the Bellwood speaker, Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Dean Jeff Dodge hosted a lunch for the students and for University of Idaho CAMP […]
The Christian Science Monitor quoted Professors Dale Goble and Rich Seamon in an October 3, 2013, article on the closure of national parks during the federal government shutdown. The article quoted Prof. Goble on the difficult issue of barring the public from public lands: “Part of the hubbub around the closings is that for many, […]
Associate Professor of Law Sarah Haan gave a presentation about McCutcheon v. FEC and the deregulation of campaign finance to about forty law students, faculty, and members of the public on Thursday evening at the College of Law. The program was entitled, “McCutcheon v. FEC: The Next Citizens United?” Professor Haan was joined in […]
The Native American Water Rights Settlement E-Repository or NAWRS is a collection of settlement documents associated with the thirty Native American water rights settlements achieved in the United States to date. The e-repository partners include Barbara Cosens, Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law & Waters of the West Program; Francine Jaramillo, Senior […]
Professor Maureen Laflin, Director of the Clinical Programs, gave two presentations at the 2013 Idaho Mediation Association (IMA) Conference in Boise, Idaho. The three hour presentation, ”Dispute Resolution in the Criminal Justice System,” on September 27, 2013 covered both traditional criminal mediation programs especially focusing on Idaho Criminal Rule 18.1 as well as restorative justice practices. She focused […]
On September 13, 2013, Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented a CLE to the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) entitled: Busting the Caps! How Idaho Stacks Up. In this presentation, Professor Sanders discussed the modern tort reform movement and whether state law caps against noneconomic damages violate state or federal civil jury trial rights. At the […]
On October 4, Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented Unbranding Confrontation as Only a Trial Right as part of the 2013 LatCrit Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The forthcoming paper has been accepted for publication in the Hastings Law Journal at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. In this work, Professor Sanders challenges the oft-cited […]
On October 4, 2013, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture participated in the Pacific West Business Law Scholars Colloquium (PWBLSC), organized by Professor Mohsen Manesh and hosted by the University of Oregon School of Law. The PWBLSC brought together business law scholars from 10 western law schools to discuss six papers, which were chosen from a call […]
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture is contributing a three-part series of posts to the Litigation Finance Contract blog. The blog, edited by Professor Maya Steinitz and Abigail Field, is a forum for scholarly discussion about the burgeoning industry of litigation finance. In short, litigation finance allows third-party funders to invest in the outcome of litigation. Professor […]
The College of Law’s Student Bar Association was profiled in the September 26th issue of The Argonaut. Ivar Gunderson, SBA president, and Dean Dodge, faculty adviser, were interviewed for the story.
Jack Miller, Weldon Schimke Distinguished Professor Of Law and Dean Emeritus, has recently placed an article titled Wealth Transfer Tax Planning for 2013 and Beyond with the Brigham Young University Law Review. This article co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Maine, addresses estate tax planning following the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA). […]
The University of Idaho College of Law is featured in a National Jurist magazine article entitled “Enrollments drop at most schools – again.” Dean Dodge is also quoted in the article.
Jack Miller, Weldon Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, has recently placed an article titled Preserving Wealth and Inheritance Through Medicaid Planning for Long Term Care with the Michigan State University Journal of Medicine and the Law. This article, co-authored with Seattle elder law experts, Sean Bleck and Barbara Isenhour, explains the rules […]
The Idaho Supreme Court recently appointed Professor John Rumel to the Court’s Evidence Rules Advisory Committee. Professor Rumel, who teaches Evidence and Civil Procedure, among other courses, will serve on the committee with judges and civil and criminal practitioners throughout the state.
Professor Rumel, who focuses his scholarship on education and employment law, published his article entitled “Back to the Future: the In Loco Parentis Doctrine and Its Impact on Whether K-12 Schools and Teachers Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Students,” 46 Indiana L. Rev. 711 (2013) in the most recent volume of the Indiana Law Review. […]
Dale Goble, Schimke Distinguished Professor, presented two papers at a workshop at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepardstown, West Virginia, at the end of August. The papers — The ESA and the Utility of Simplicity and Normativity and the Endangered Species Act — will become the introductory sections in an Issues in Ecology paper […]
Professor Sarah Haan, who teaches business law and writes about corporate political speech, has placed a forthcoming article with the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Her article, “Opaque Transparency: Outside Spending and Disclosure by Privately-Held Business Entities in the 2012 Federal Election and Beyond,” analyzes empirical evidence from the 2012 election and argues for reforms […]
When the ABA Tax Section met in San Francisco last week, included in the Committee on Court Procedure and Practice’s “Summary of Important Developments” was the case of Hessing v. Comm’r., T.C. Memo 2013-179 (Aug. 5, 2013). The Hessing case was tried and briefed by Professor Barbara Lock and Tax Clinic student Jeremy Deus in Boise […]
Up Close – Up Close – September 26, 2013 UI College of Law launches trademark services in Boise Legal clinic gives students ability to apply learning by assisting entrepreneurs Staff report With a goal of helping Idaho’s entrepreneurs and law students alike, the University of Idaho College of Law says it now is offering trademark […]
On September 18, Professor Anastasia Telesetsky presented “Novel Ecosystems: What is the Role for International Law as Nature Changes?” as part of the College of Law’s Scholarship Colloquium. The forthcoming paper is being prepared for the joint American Society of International Law and European Society of International Law’s International Environmental Law Symposium later this year.
On Tuesday, September 24, Dean Dodge and Director Wells gave the presentation “Everything You Need to Know About Law School” to an audience thinking about applying to law school. The presentation was co-sponsored by the University of Idaho’s Career Center.
Professor Maureen Laflin, Elaine Kempton and Cindy Maylott attended the Idaho Mediation Association conference in Boise. While participating in the conference, they also represented the College by setting up a booth and informing attendees of our programs.
Professor Stephen R. Miller was cited in an op-ed entitled, “Federal program crucial to spurring economic growth,” which ran in the September 23, 2013 edition of the Idaho Statesman. The op-ed referenced a previous column of Professor Miller’s from 2011, which had noted how Idaho’s participation in the federal New Markets Tax Credit program lagged behind other states and provided analysis […]
Congratulations are in order to the students selected for the D. Craig Lewis Trial Team. Moscow Team: Greg Stephenson, Joe Hurley, Brett Goodman and Nii-Amaa Ollennu, Erin Simnitt – Alternate Boise Team: Evan Mortimer and Brittnie Roehm, Shondi Lott – Alternate
Professor Angelique Townsend EagleWoman, associate professor of law and James E. Rogers Fellow in American Indian Law has been appointed to serve as a member of the Diversity Committee of the Law School Admission Council. Townsend EagleWoman will initially serve a one-year term, and the term may be extended for a second year.
Professor John (Jack) Miller released the third edition of his casebook, The Fundamentals of Federal Taxation, (co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Maine) in July 2013. Besides a comprehensive updating, this edition includes a new chapter on the tax treatment of the benefits and costs of education. This is the first edition of the book to be […]
Professor Richard Seamon presented a lunch-time continuing legal education (CLE) program on September 16, 2013, to the Kootenai County Bar Association in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The CLE was entitled “Seamon’s Top Ten U.S. Supreme Court Cases.” Professor Seamon discussed 10 major cases that were either (a) decided by the Court last Term; or (b) pending […]
Professors Barbara Cosens and Jerrold Long are participants in the NSF funded Waters of the West Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship on Adaptation to change in water resources: science to inform decision-making across disciplines, cultures and scales. Research will take place in the headwaters of the Columbia River Basin and in the Biobío River […]
The U.S. Entity for Columbia River Treaty Review released it draft recommendation to the Department of State on the future of the Columbia River Treaty on September 20, 2013, will be taking public comment during October, and seeks to provide a final recommendation by mid-December. Professor Barbara Cosens represents the University of Idaho on the […]
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture’s Essay, “Securities Regulation of Alternative Litigation Finance,” has been accepted for forthcoming publication in the Securities Regulation Law Journal. The abstract reads: Alternative Litigation Finance – or ALF – is a rapidly growing, largely unregulated industry, which poses myriad potential benefits and problems. Although ALF has attracted significant scholarly attention, the […]
On September 17, the College of Law celebrated Constitution Day with the panel “Sex, Drugs, Guns and Spies.” Professors Richard Seamon, Shaakirrah Sanders, and Michael Park were speakers and organizers. Political Science faculty member Don Crowley also participated. The panel discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on gay marriage, the federal government’s decision to […]
Professor Stephen R. Miller and the Economic Development Clinic at the University of Idaho College of Law received notice that their 2012 report, Area of City Impact Agreements in Idaho, has been awarded the American Planning Association, Idaho Chapter’s 2013 “Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice.” According to APA Idaho, “[t]his award honors a specific planning tool, practice, […]
Professor Angelique EagleWoman and Shaakirrah Sanders are representing the University of Idaho College of Law at the Council on Legal Education Opportunity’s 45th Anniversary Celebration. Our College is being recognized for being one of the 45 law schools who have played a critical role in the financial viability of CLEO since 2000.
Last spring, Linda Kiss, the Director of Administrative and Fiscal Affairs, represented the College to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Ms. Kiss went to Alaska to help residents file their taxes. In recognition of her work, she was featured in the 2013 Annual Report of the Alaska Business Development Center (hard copies in her […]
On September 9, Michael A. Satz, Interim Dean, initiated a new Facebook public profile. The profile page serves as an official want to hear from him on any and all College of Law matters. The page was launched in conjunction with the official University of Idaho College of Law page.
On September 5, Michael Satz, Interim Dean, and current 1L students were interviewed by the CBS affiliate in Lewiston. The story was shown on the evening news and then posted online. To read the article and view the video, click here.
On September 13, 2013, College of Law Academic Success Director Nancy Luebbert presented at the University of Idaho Advising Symposium. Director Luebbert was selected to present “Advising Pre-Law Students Across the Curriculum.” The presentation description is below. Advising Pre-Law Students Across the Curriculum Although law schools seek students from a broad range of disciplines, many […]