College of Law Accomplishments

Congratulations Scholarship Winner Patrick Johnson

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.

College of Law Makes Holiday Season Special for Children in Nez Perce Foster Care Program

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 […]

Prof. Burnett speaks to ROTC Commissioning and Executive MBA Audiences

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 […]

Professor Couture Presents and Publishes on Class Action Tolling of Securities Statutes of Repose

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 […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KIVI News 9 to discuss lawsuit filed against President Obama’s immigration policy

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 new 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 Anastasia Telesetsky invited to speak at University of California Irvine Symposium on Ocean Health, Global Fishing and Food Security

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 presents on Restoration and Ecosystem Services at National Summit

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 […]

Professor Telesetsky participates in Significant International Disaster Law Meetings at Kings’ College London School of 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 Bridy Quoted by Vox on BMG v. Cox

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 […]

Congratulations to the 2014 Alumni Award for Excellence Winners

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 […]

Kudos to Professors Barb Cosens and Stephen Miller on the Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West

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. […]

Indian Child Welfare Panel as part of Native American Heritage Month

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 […]

Prof. Seamon quoted in Washington Post

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 […]

Law Faculty Members and Alumni Speak about 50th Anniversary of 1964 Civil Rights Act

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 […]

First-Year Law Student Adam Wicks-Arshack Screens Film at Columbia River Basin Conference

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 […]

Congratulations to the 2014 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law

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 […]

Adaptive Governance and the Columbia River Treaty: Report co-authored by Professor Barbara Cosens

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, […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KTVB News 7

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Professor Sanders was appeared on Boise’s KTVB News 7 to discuss a federal lawsuit filed in Idaho by a wedding chapel that has refused to perform same-sex marriages based on freedom of religion. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.ktvb.com/media/cinematic/video/15984214/idaho-chapel-not-performing-same-sex-weddings/.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders has been invited to join the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project

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, key Supreme Court decisions relevant to gender issues. These rewritten Supreme Court […]

College of Law Alumna Alison Hunter Joins Perkins Coie

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 serves as Master of Ceremonies for the 10th Annual Palouse Basin Water Summit

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 […]

Prof. Rumel’s Education/Employment Law Article has been Accepted for Publication and He will Present at the Annual Education Law Association Conference

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 […]

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Northwestern U. Law Review Interviews Professor Haan on McCutcheon v. FEC and Her Recent Essay, “The CEO and the Hydraulics of Campaign Finance Deregulation”

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.   […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KIVI News 9

On Friday, October 10, 2014, Professor Sanders again 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.

Congratulations to College of Law Alumnus Eric Vandenburg

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.  

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Professor Couture Presents on the Future of Securities Litigation Post-Halliburton

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 […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KTVB News 7

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Professor Sanders was 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/.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears in Associated Press article

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Professor Sanders appeared in an Associated Press article discussing 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.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KIVI News 9

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.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Northwest Public Radio

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.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise State Public Radio

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 Cosens discusses law and resilience at two major conferences

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 […]

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Professor Haan Writes Article on Corporate Political Spending Disclosure and Citizens United

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 Haan Blogs About the Fourth Annual CPA-Zicklin Index

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 Bridy Presents at MSU on ABC v. Aereo

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 […]

Professor Burnett’s recent presentations

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 Burnett elected to Idaho Legal History Society Board

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 Burnett resumes service on law faculty

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 to Alumna–Allison Parker

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 Bridy’s Article on Internet Payment Blockades Accepted for Publication

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 […]

Water Adjudication in the Western United States

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 Chicago Tribune article on GMO Food Law issue

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 is an invited speaker at the Symposium on Legitimacy and International Courts

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 […]

Professor Telesetsky argues before the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany

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 […]

Walter Echo-Hawk Lecture on his book, In the Light of Justice

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 […]

Professor Couture Presents on Crowdfunding in Idaho

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 […]

Law Students See Cutting-Edge Constitutional Law Arguments Take Shape

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 […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Guest Opinion appears in Idaho Statesman

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, a Guest Opinion written by Professor Sanders appeared in 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/.  

Professors Sanders and Park to Moderate Constitution Day Panel

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, […]

College of Law Alumnus David Johnson Receives Esteemed Rating

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 […]

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Revised and Updated Idaho Tribal State Court Bench Book posted on the Idaho Supreme Court web site

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 […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise State Public Radio

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 lectures on Idaho public records laws at UI Law’s Boise campus

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 […]

Best Practices for Training New Attorneys

  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 Elected to LSAC Board of Trustees

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 […]

Professor Kristi Running Joins Board of Directors for Idaho Public Television

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 […]

College of Law Listed as a Best Value Law School in preLaw Magazine

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 teaches Food Law as a Visiting Professor in China

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 […]

New Summer Public Interest Grant Program–A Success

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 […]

Congratulations to Professor Michael Satz on Executive Officer Role

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, […]

Economic Development Clinic agritourism report featured in regional agricultural newspaper

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 […]

Congratulations, Newest Members of Idaho Law Review

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.

College of Law Accepted to USPTO Trademark Pilot Program

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 […]

Prof. Seamon presents CLE at Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting

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 […]

Associate Dean Dillion to Present CLE on Business Purchases

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 […]

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Faculty Meet for Inland Northwest Scholars Forum

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 […]

Prof. Stephen R. Miller publishes op-ed on community-owned stores based on work of Economic Development Clinic

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 Rumel has published a new article on the Americans with Disabilities Act

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 […]

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Professor Telesetsky Edits and Contributes to a Cambriduge University Volume on International Disaster Law

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 […]

Three Students Earn Scholarships From Northwest Indian Bar Association

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. […]

Prof. Stephen R. Miller convenes and presents at Second Meeting of the Environmental Law Collaborative in Jackson, Wyoming

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 […]

College of Law to Host Snake River Basin Adjudication Conference

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 Blogs About Hobby Lobby

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

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presents paper at The Eighth Annual Lutie Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop

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 is an Invited Panelist at the International Symposium on Sustainable Development and the Law of the Sea at Zhejiang University

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 is an Invited Expert at the 2nd Asia Pacific Ocean Law Institutions Alliance Conference

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 is an Invited Panelist at the 2014 Global Ocean Regime Conference in Seoul, Korea

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 […]

Professor Couture Quoted in Bloomberg News Article About the Supreme Court’s Halliburton Decision

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 Couture Writes Essay on the PSLRA Discovery Stay in Complex Securities Litigation

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. […]

Professors Couture and Haan Present Papers at National Business Law Scholars Conference

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 […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise State Public Radio

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. 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. These stories are available at http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/national-group-fighting-idaho-s-gay-marriage-ban-high-influence-low-profile […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presents CLE in Sun Valley

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 mandatory caps against noneconomic damage awards cause a defect in the Court’s recent due process-based punitive damage award jurisprudence.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders participates in faculty colloquia at Loyola University (New Orleans) College of Law

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 Shaakirrah R. Sanders to present at Fifth Annual Loyola (Chicago) Constitutional Law Colloquium

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 Bridy Meets With USPTO Technical Working Group in DC

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 Dillion Reappointed Chair of CLE Committee

  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 […]

Jack Miller Presents CLE on Same Sex Marriage After Windsor

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 […]

UI College of Law Makes List of National Jurist Magazine Best Value Law Schools

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 Bridy Joins USPTO Technical Working Group

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 […]

College of Law Begins Second-Year Program in Boise This August

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 […]

Professors Couture and Haan Present Papers at Law and Society Annual Meeting

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.  […]

17th Annual Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution Training–A Success

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 […]

Economic Development Clinic releases Agritourism at the Rural-Urban Interface: A National Overview with 20 Proposals for Idaho

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 Couture Presents on the “Top 10 Business Cases of the Year”

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 Couture’s Article on the Circularity of Materiality Accepted for Publication

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 […]

Alumna Sara Berry Named Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40

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 […]

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Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge Selected to Chair Faculty Senate’s Ubuntu Committee

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, […]

Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge Gives Keynote Address at UIdaho’s UNITY Banquet

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 […]

Prof. Seamon quoted on Idaho “license profiling case”

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 […]

John Runft Presents Guest Lecture on Letters of Credit

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.  […]

Kurt Merritt Presents Guest Lecture on Recent Amendments to Securities Laws

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 […]

Professor Jerrold Long helps create the first flood control district in Idaho in over 30 years

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 […]

Legal Aid Clinic Continues to Help Citizens With Lawsuit Against Syringa Landlord

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 […]

Governor Otter Appoints Alumna Cally Younger to be Public Records Ombudsman

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 […]

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Congratulations to Winners of Negotiation Competition

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 Bridy Presents on Graduated Response at Columbia Law

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 […]

Native Law Program and NALSA host table and provide treats for the tiny tots at the UI Annual Pow wow

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.  

Professor Angelique EagleWoman and Four Law Students in the Native Law Program attend the 39th Annual FBA Indian Law Conference

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 […]

College of Law Staff Recognized at Awards Reception

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 […]

Thomas Dvorak Presents Guest Lecture on Negotiable Instruments in Action

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 […]

Alan Conilogue Presents Guest Lecture on Idaho Securities Enforcement

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 […]

Native Law Conference Speakers Share Idaho Indian Law Basics at College of Law Courtroom

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 Dale Goble–University Distinguished Professor

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 […]

Esteemed Professor of Law, Don Burnett, to Speak at College of Law Spring Commencement

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 […]

3L Kade Beorchia Receives 2014 ABI Medal of Excellence Award

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 Bridy Presents at UC Berkeley on “Rightsizing Criminal Infringement Liability”

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’ […]

Associate Law Librarian Michael Greenlee helps to enact UELMA in Idaho

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 […]

University of Idaho Selects New Dean for the College of Law

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 […]

College of Law Celebrates the Class of 2014

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 […]

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Profs. Cosens and Miller engage in dialogue on urban resilience

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. […]

Prof. Stephen R. Miller speaks at Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute conference in Denver

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 […]

Prof. Stephen R. Miller named to national board of advisors for Pace Law School’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference

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 Bridy Delivers Guest Lecture at Cardozo Law School Colloquium

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 presents on the proposed Teton Creek Flood Control District

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 […]

Professor Jack Miller Publishes Article on Medicaid Planning

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 […]

Professor Telesetsky is an invited speaker at the Fourth Annual Urban Agriculture Symposium

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 Telesetsky presents at World Bank Side Event on Green Economy

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 Telesetsky presents at the First Annual Berkeley Exchange

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 Telesetsky presents at Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance on Global Fisheries Governance

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 is a speaker at the joint American Society of International Law/ European Society of International Law conference on International Environmental Law

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, […]

Professor Telesetsky is an Invited Panelist at the 46th Annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium at the University of Denver

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 […]

BYU Law Review Publishes Professor Jack Miller’s Article on Wealth Transfer Tax Planning

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 Bridy Testifies before the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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 […]

UI College of Law Leaps Ahead in U.S. News & World Report Ranking

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 […]

Professor Cosens engages in outreach to stakeholders in the Columbia River Basin interested in learning about the Columbia River Treaty review

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 Cosens contributes to a book on Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

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 […]

Alumnus Brian Buckham Guest Lectures on Securities Regulation

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 Bridy Lectures on Internet Domain Name Seizures at Yale Law School

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 […]

Paul Boyd Serves as Guest Lecturer in Securities Regulation Class

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 […]

NALSA receives Educational Donation from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe

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 […]

Christine Dodd and Dee Sonntag Take First Place in ABA Region 10 Competition!

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!

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David Glaser, president of Montana CDC visits Idaho Law, credits Prof. Stephen R. Miller and Economic Development Clinic with helping to stimulate over $50 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing in Idaho

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 […]

Prof. Stephen R. Miller one of three national speakers at Kansas Law symposium Preventing the Ghost Town: What Rural Communities Need To Do To Survive in the Modern Economy

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 […]

Economic Development Clinic presents at public hearing on agritourism sponsored by Canyon County

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 […]

Professor Bridy Presents on Internet Payment Blockades

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 […]

Professor Dale Goble Makes National News–Congratulations!

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.  

3Ls Inspire Timberline High School Students

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 […]

Prof. Seamon helps Ada County keep a case out of the U.S. Supreme Court

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–2014 LBAW Award Recipient

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!

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Prof. Dale Goble organizes a roundtable on the Endangered Species Act at 60

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 […]

3L Ashley Ray Earns Recognition for Article Published in American Indian Law Journal

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 Bridy Quoted in Article on Invalidation of Net Neutrality Rules

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 presents at AALS panel on Sustainability and Health

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 […]

Prof. Seamon writes about U.S. Supreme Court’s impact on Idaho drunk-driving law

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 […]

Prof. Seamon co-authors U.S. Supreme Court brief

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 Bridy’s Work Cited by U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force

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 […]

College of Law Recognized by preLaw Magazine for Environmental Law Program

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 Couture Publishes Essay on Emerging Issues in Securities Fraud Class Actions

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 […]

Professor Bridy Elected to Chair AALS Internet and Computer Law Section

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 […]

Professor Gleason Quoted in American Libraries Magazine

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 Presents on the Tax Consequences of DOMA’s Downfall

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 Presents a CLE on Recent Developments in Federal Tax Law

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 […]

Professor Angelique EagleWoman elected Secretary of the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Section Executive Board

  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 publishes Field Notes from Starting a Law School Clinic in Clinical Law Review

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. […]

Professor Stephen R. Miller lectures at Boise State University on urban resiliency

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 present at Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum

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 publishes fifty-state survey on firearm laws impacting public library policies

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) […]

Law Students and Faculty Selected for Alumni Awards for Excellence

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 Rumel Presents at Education Law Association Conference

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.

Fourth Annual Natural Resources and Environmental Law Symposium Explores the Endangered Species Act at 60

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 […]

NREL Alumnus Testifies on Columbia River Treaty Review Before Senate Committee

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 […]

Professor Telesetsky presents on Law and Restoration at the 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

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 Couture Presents on Shareholder Proposals

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. […]

First Year Students Dee Sonntag and Christine Dodd Win Mediation Competition

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 […]

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Leadership Change Announced in University Enrollment Management

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 […]

Professor Couture Presents on Investor Protection at Conference in Chicago

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 […]

EagleWoman Named One of Nine Notable Women Who Rule American Indian Law

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

College of Law Hosts Panel on Proposed U.S. Military Intervention in Syria

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 […]

Five law students sworn in for the Coeur d’Alene Tribal CASA program as part of the Native Law Program

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 Cosens Contributes to a Special Issue of Ecology and Society

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 […]

Students Casey Drews and Cody Moore Assist with Drafting of Anti-School-Bullying Bill

      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 […]

Idaho Business Review “Leaders in Law” to Honor College of Law Faculty and Graduates

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. […]

Professor Angelique EagleWoman Holds Native American Pipeline Recruitment Event

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 publishes article on community land trusts in Zoning & Planning Law Report

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 […]

Professor Stephen R. Miller speaks on area of city impact agreements at APA Idaho conference in Idaho Falls

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 […]

Faculty Participate in Love the Law

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 […]

Professors Richard Seamon and Dale Goble Quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

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, […]

Professors Sarah Haan and Aman McLeod Discuss Money in Politics and McCutcheon v. FEC

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 […]

Professor Barbara Cosens is co-PI in development of the Native American Water Rights Settlement E-Repository

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 […]

Dispute resolution presentations to the Idaho Mediation Association

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 […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents CLE in CdA

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 caps on noneconomic damages violate state or federal constitution civil jury trial clauses. At the invitation […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents Paper at LatCrit Faculty Development Conference in Chicago, Illinois

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 placed 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 […]

Professor Couture Presents Paper at Pacific West Business Law Scholars Colloquium

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 Couture Featured as Guest Contributor on Litigation Finance Contract Blog

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 […]

Professor Jack Miller Places Estate Tax Planning Article with BYU Law Review

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).  […]

Professor Jack Miller places Medicaid Planning 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 […]

Professor John Rumel has published and placed and will present several articles

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.  […]

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Prof. Dale Goble presents papers at a workshop on the Endangered Species Act

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 Publishes Article on the Political Spending of Privately-Held Business Entities in Federal Elections

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 […]

Tax Clinic Victory Makes ABA Tax Section List of “Important Developments”

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 […]

Professor Annemarie Bridy and Dean Lee Dillion Featured in Spokane Journal of Business Article

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 […]

Professor Anastasia Telesetsky Presents at College of Law Scholarship Colloquium

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.

Professor Maureen Laflin, Elaine Kempton and Cindy Maylott Represent the College at the Idaho Mediation Association Conference

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 cited in Idaho Statesman op-ed on New Markets Tax Credits

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 […]

D. Craig Lewis Trial Teams in Moscow and Boise Announced

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

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Professor Angelique EagleWoman Appointed to the LSAC’s Diversity Committee

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 A. Miller Releases the Third Edition of The Fundamentals of Federal Taxation

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 Seamon gives a CLE in CdA

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 […]

Waters of the West receives $3.1 Million NSF IGERT Grant

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 […]

Countdown for the Columbia River Treaty Review

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 Couture Writes Essay on the Securities Regulation of Alternative Litigation Finance

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 […]

College of Law Faculty Organize Constitution Day Panel

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 Economic Development Clinic win “Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice” from APA Idaho

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, […]

Professors Angelique EagleWoman and Shaakirrah Sanders Attending CLEO’s 45th Anniversary

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.

Linda Kiss Recognized for Tax Assistance Work in Alaska

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 […]

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Dean Michael A. Satz Starts New Facebook Public Profile

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.

Academic Success Director Nancy Luebbert Presents at UI Advising Symposium

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 […]

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