College of Law Accomplishments

Professor Bridy Presents on Copyright and the Fearless Girl/Charging Bull Controversy

Professor Annemarie Bridy recently presented her work-in-progress on the Fearless Girl/Charging Bull public art controversy at the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, and UC Irvine.  The controversy arose last Spring when State Street Global Advisors installed a commissioned sculpture of a life-sized “tween” girl in Bowling Green Park in Manhattan, opposite Arturo DiModica’s […]

Professor David Pimentel named Managing Editor of the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family

Professor Pimentel has been named Managing Editor — a position he now shares with Robin Fretwell Wilson, internationally renowned professor of family law at the University of Illinois College of Law — of the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family. The Editor in Chief is Professor Scott Fitzgibbon at Boston College Law School. The […]

Professor David Pimentel publishes on Forfeitures and the Eighth Amendment

Professor Pimentel’s new article is out in the Summer 2017 issue of the Harvard Law and Policy Review. In it, he sets forth a proposed Eighth Amendment analysis, for when government seizures of property, under forfeiture laws, run afoul of the “Excessive Fines” clause in the Constitution. Eighth Amendment jurisprudence usually focuses on the “Cruel […]

Professor David Pimentel presents at Family Law Conference in Poland

In July 2017, Professor Pimentel spoke at the Annual Symposium of the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family (IASJF), in Białystok, Poland. He addressed the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell, finding a constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples. In his presentation, he disputed the conclusion of conservatives who […]

Professor Bridy Quoted on Hate Speech on the Internet

Professor Annemarie Bridy was quoted in an article in The Verge (Why the alt-right can’t build an alt-internet) about post-Charlottesville decisions by domain name registrars (GoDaddy, Google, Namecheap)  and content delivery networks (Cloudflare) to deny the Daily Stormer services essential to operating online.

Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge Presents at ABA Associate Deans Conference

On Wednesday, July 12th, Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students & Administration and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, presented at the 2017 American Bar Association’s Associate Deans Conference.  The theme of the conference was “A Day in the Life of an Associate Dean: Leadership, Management, Finances, Administration and Beyond.”  Dean Dodge was asked to […]

Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge Delivers Invited Lecture on Human Rights

On Thursday, June 8, Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, delivered an invited lecture on the relationship between international human rights and music.  The lecture was before over 70 faculty members and students at the National University of Costa Rica.  It was part of the University’s celebration of […]

Associate Dean Dodge to Assume Two Leadership Roles

Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students & Administration and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, has assumed two new leadership roles for 2017-18.  The Associate Dean Group is composed of at least one Associate Dean from each College as well as the Library and Dean of Students Office.  It meets every other week to discuss, […]

Associate Dean Dodge Selected Secretary of AALS Section on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

At the 2017 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students & Administration and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, was selected to serve as secretary of the Section on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity.  Ordinarily, the secretary role serves as the pathway to be chair-elect and chair of the […]

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

On May 12, 2017, for the sixth year in a row, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture presented on the “Top 10 Business Law Cases of the Year” at the annual meeting of the Idaho State Bar’s Business & Corporate Law Section. This year, Professor Couture selected cases about cutting-edge issues of corporate governance, insurance coverage, property security, securities […]

Prof. B. Cover publishes in U.C. Davis Law Review

The U.C. Davis Law Review has just published an article by Visiting Associate Professor Benjamin Plener Cover called The First Amendment Right to a Remedy. The article argues that the First Amendment right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances” includes the limited right of a legally injured person to obtain a minimally […]

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Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents at Wayne Law Review Symposium on Drug Policy and Sentencing

On Friday, March 24, 2017, Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented at the Wayne Law Review Symposium The Changing Face of the War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration, Overcriminalization, and Evolving Drug Policy. The symposium addressed mass incarceration, overcriminalization, evolving drug policies, and sentencing decisions. The Honorable Denise Page Hood, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents at Faculty Workshop Series at University of Toledo College of Law

On Thursday, March 23, 2016, Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented her recent work-in-progress, The Gay Divorcee, at University of Toledo College of Law. The Gay Divorcee ponders the Court’s failure to discuss divorce in Obergefell v. Hodges. In The Gay Divorcee, Professor Sanders argues that divorce fatally undermined the state’s procreative justification for same-sex marriage and recognition bans. Professor Sanders concluded […]

Scholarship by Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Cited by the Wisconsin Supreme Court

On April 6, 2017, the Wisconsin Supreme Court in State v. Zamzow cited scholarship by Professor Sanders entitled Unbranding Confrontation as Only a Trial Right, 65 Hastings L.J. 1257 (2014).  State v. Zamzow involves whether the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause applies at pretrial motion to suppress hearings. The Wisconsin Supreme Court cited Unbranding Confrontation as additional historical […]

Prof. Stephen R. Miller speaks at Harvard Kennedy School on the sharing economy

On March 30, 2017, Professor Stephen R. Miller was the guest speaker at the Spring Convening of the Civic Analytics Network (CAN), a program of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center.  CAN is comprised of the chief data officers of the largest American cities and operates programs in partnership with the Ash Center.  Prof. Miller […]

Professor Kristina Running Selected as USAC Visiting Professor in Brazil, Summer 2018

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Kristina Running has been selected to serve as a Visiting Professor in Florianopolis, Brazil through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). In Summer 2018, Professor Running will teach a course on human rights in Latin America, focusing on the history and current state of human rights protection in Brazil. The class […]

Prof. Couture Presents Annual Update on Idaho Business Law Cases

On March 22, 2017, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture presented the Business Law Update at the Fourth District Bar Association’s annual Spring Case Review. She discussed recent Idaho Supreme Court cases on non-profit corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty, valuation of minority shares, and recovery of a deficiency.  Her slides are posted here.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents at Annual Fraud Conference in Spokane, Washington

On October 26, 2016, Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented, The Fourth Amendment Implications of Compelled Decryption, at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Fraud Conference in Spokane, Washington. In this presentation, Professor Sanders discussed a federal magistrate order that Apple, Inc. assist the FBI in a search of an iPhone. Professor Sanders explored whether […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents on Religious Shield Laws in Idaho

October 25, 2016, Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented on religious shield laws in Idaho at a forum sponsored by the Human Rights Commission for the City of Moscow, Idaho. The Commission aims to eliminate discrimination, improve human relations, and effectuate the spirit and intent of applicable human rights legislation in Moscow, Idaho. The Commission enlists the […]

Professor Sanders Presents at the Idaho State Bar Association’s 225th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights

On September 15, 2016, Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented at the Idaho State Bar Association’s Symposium on the 225th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights in Moscow, Idaho. Professor Sanders presented on a panel entitled Racial Justice Under the Bill of Rights: Violence in Minority America. Associate Professor Katherine MacFarlane joined Professor […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Moderates Panel at 2017 AALS Annual Meeting Pretenured People of Color Workshop

On Friday, January 6, 2016, Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders moderated a panel entitled, Navigating the Path to Tenure and Promotion (Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started), at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting Pretenured People of Color Workshop. Professor Sanders also served as a member of the workshop planning committee. The Pretenured People […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents at Eighth Annual Loyola University Chicago Constitutional Law Colloquium

On Friday, November 4, 2016, Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented The Gay Divorcee at the Eighth Annual Loyola University Constitutional Law Colloquium. In The Gay Divorcee, Professor Sanders discusses U.S. Supreme Court’s failure to to recognize the importance of divorce in general, and no-fault divorce in particular, to the issue of marriage equality in Obergefell v. […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents at University of Idaho Malcom Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium

On December 6, 2016, Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented Age-Old Truths at the University of Idaho Malcom Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium. In Age-Old Truths, Professor Sanders discussed Williams v. New York, a 1949 U.S. Supreme Court case that held un-cross-examined evidence could be considered when fixing felony sentences. The Williams Court theorized that sentencing judges have […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Serves as Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Constitutional Law

At the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting, Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders became Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Constitutional Law for 2018. Thus, in 2019, Professor Sanders will serve as chair of the Section. The Section on Constitutional Law presents a program of interest to Constitutional Law teachers at the Annual Meeting of the AALS.  

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Publishes Deconstructing Juryless Fact-Finding in Civil Cases

Recent scholarship by Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders, Deconstructing Juryless Fact-Finding in Civil Cases, has been published in the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal. In Deconstructing Juryless Fact-Finding in Civil Case, Professor Sanders investigates compensatory damage caps as an impermissible and ill-advised legislative mandate of juryless fact-finding. Professor Sanders explores juryless fact-finding in civil […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Appears on Excited Utterance

Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders discusses The Value of Confrontation as a Felony Sentencing Right on the February 13, 2017 broadcast of Excited Utterance: The Evidence and Proof Podcast. In The Value of Confrontation as a Felony Sentencing Right, Professor Sanders advocates for confrontation rights at felony sentencing and provides a framework for deciding when sentencing evidence should […]

Professor David Pimentel testifies before legislative committee on forfeiture reform

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Professor Pimentel testified before the Idaho House Committee on Judiciary, Rules and Administration in favor of House Bill 202, which would reform civil asset forfeiture procedure in the state of Idaho. Specifically, the law imposes a number of limitations on law enforcement, to ensure that property owners are not too […]

Prof. Monique C. Lillard publishes Summary of Idaho Employment Termination Law

Professor Monique C. Lillard has completed her Summary of Idaho Employment Termination Law.   The book is available in electronic format from the Idaho State Bar, and can be ordered online at: https://isb.idaho.gov/pdf/legal_education/pub_orderform.pdf.  All proceeds go to the Labor and Employment Section of the Bar. Her intended audience is Idaho lawyers who need to brush up on […]

Professor Bridy Joins Statement Condemning DHS Plans to Demand Social Media Passwords at Borders

Along with dozens of human rights organizations and scores of experts in the field of law and technology, Professor Annemarie Bridy signed on to a statement released on Tuesday by the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) condemning a plan floated by the Department of Homeland Security to demand that visitors to the United States […]

Professor Bridy Comments on the End of the Copyright Alert System & Next Steps for the Copyright Industries

Professor Annemarie Bridy was quoted at length in a February 21 IPWatch article  on the decision by major corporate copyright holders (the MPAA and the RIAA) and their partner ISPs (Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, Cablevision, and TimeWarner) to discontinue the Copyright Alert System, a cooperative program for warning and sanctioning peer-to-peer file sharers.  In the article, […]

Professor Bridy Interviewed by Bloomberg on the Demise of the Copyright Alert System

Professor Annemarie Bridy was interviewed last week by Bloomberg Law for an article on the demise of the Copyright Alert System (CAS). The CAS was a “graduated response” copyright enforcement program in which broadband Internet access providers notified and sanctioned subscribers identified by copyright holders as infringing users of peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.  The program, a […]

Professor David Pimentel quoted on forfeiture reform

Professor Pimentel, who has written several articles advocating reform of civil forfeiture laws, was quoted in a Huffington Post article yesterday (“More Than A Dozen States Are Trying To Stop Cops From Taking Innocent People’s Stuff“) discussing state-level reform reform initiatives. A number of states, as well as the federal government, have made attempts at forfeiture reform, […]

Professor Bridy Participates in Copyright Small Claims Roundtable at UC Berkeley

Professor Annemarie Bridy participated last week in a convening of leading copyright scholars at the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Law & Technology to discuss a United States Copyright Office proposal to create a copyright small claims tribunal to be located in and administered by the Copyright Office. The roundtable focused on a Copyright […]

Prof. Macfarlane’s Health Law Essay Featured In Health Policy Blog, Listed as Top Ten SSRN Download

Prof. Macfarlane’s health law essay, Camouflaging State Biosimilar Laws as Pro-Patient Legislation, was recently featured on the Health Policy Skeptic blog, edited by Duke University Health Policy Law Professor Conover. The essay examines whether state legislation regulating new medication used to treat autoimmune diseases may limit patient access to the same. The essay was also […]

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Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Washington State University’s Lavender Graduation

On Friday, April 14th, Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students & Administration and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, will serve as the keynote speaker for Washington State University’s Lavender Graduation.  This annual event is organized by the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center as a way to recognize students LGBTQIA+ students graduating this […]

Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge to Serve on Pride Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee

For the second year, Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students and Administration and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, is serving on the Pride Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee. The committee of five will review the top 20 scholarship applications from Idaho affiliated applicants and select 5 to interview in Boise on April 1. Pride Foundation […]

ACS Idaho in Boise hosts Boston College law prof Kent Greenfield

On January 31, 2017, the University of Idaho College of Law’s chapter of the American Constitution Society hosted Kent Greenfield, Professor and Dean’s Research Scholar at Boston College Law, in Boise.  Professor Greenfield gave a talk entitled, “The Irony of Corporate ‘Citizenship’ in Trump’s America: How Citizens United Got Us Into this Mess and How […]

Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge to Receive V-Day Warrior Award from UI Women’s Center

Each year, the UI Women’s Center honors a gender justice activist who embodies the spirit of equality and empowerment in fighting to end violence against women. One UI student, one UI staff or faculty member, and one local community member is selected each year to receive the award. Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students […]

Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge to Serve on Moscow PFLAG Panel

Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students & Administration and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, will serve on a Moscow Chapter PFLAG panel on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Unitarian Church basement.  The panel is entitled “Loving Families: Supportive Siblings” and will also feature his sister, Andrea Dodge.  For many LGBTQIA+ people, […]

Citizens Planning Academy, co-sponsored by the College of Law’s Economic Development Clinic, UI Bioregional Planning, and Idaho Smart Growth, begins February 1 with free sessions

The Economic Development Clinic, located at the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise and directed by Prof. Stephen R. Miller, is co-sponsoring the new Citizens Planning Academy with the University of Idaho’s Bioregional Planning Program and Idaho Smart Growth. The first event is this Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  The series is free and seeks […]

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Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge to Serve on Work-Life Balance Panel for University Leadership Academy

For the second year, Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Students & Administration and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, has been asked to serve on a work-life balance panel for the University Leadership Academy.  Work-life balance can be a challenge for leaders as they engage in all aspects of their lives.  The panel is meant […]

Professor David Pimentel Publishes on Parents’ Rights

Prof. Pimentel’s new article,  Protecting the Free-Range Kid: Recalibrating Parents’ Rights and the Best Interest of the Child, has been published as the lead article in Volume 38 of the Cardozo Law Review. The article challenges the notion that the issues should be framed in terms of parents’ rights v. children’s rights, suggesting instead that […]

Prof. Macfarlane Presents at Criminal Procedure Symposium

Professor Macfarlane presented her research regarding the impact of Utah v. Strieff on civil rights litigation at Southern University Law Center’s Jan. 20 symposium. She joined keynote speaker Erwin Chemerinsky as well as local state and federal prosecutors.  Professor Macfarlane’s presentation was based on her recent Yale Law Journal Forum essay.         […]

Prof. Kate Evans publishes article on the role of duress in applying bars to asylum

Professor Kate Evans’s recent article, Drawing Lines Among the Persecuted, was recently published in the Minnesota Law review, available here. The piece was also highlighted in Larry Solum’s Legal Theory Blog in November.  On November 9, her article was the “Immigration Article of the Day” on ImmigrationProf Blog. This research served as the basis for […]

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Clinic students Amy Johnston and Blake Harris provide holistic representation to noncitizen defendant in criminal court

Mainstreet Clinic student Amy Johnston and Immigration Clinic Blake Harris paired up to provide a noncitizen client with advice and representation about the immigration consequences of pending criminal charges.  The duo worked with the prosecutor to negotiate a resolution that protected the client’s current immigration status and options in the future.

Clinic Students Katy Higgs and Maria Vega win family court order protecting immigrant child

Katy Higgs and Maria Vega traveled to Valley County court to jointly represent a teenage client of the immigration clinic and her adult guardian through the Mainstreet Clinic.  The legal interns left the courtroom with an order that would provide much-needed protection and security for the child. At the end of the hearing, the magistrate […]

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