College of Law Accomplishments

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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