College of Law Accomplishments

Alumnus Nathan Cuoio Joins Merrill and Merrill Law Firm as Attorney

The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to congratulate Nathan Cuoio ’13 who was elected as a partner of the Merrill and Merrill law firm in January. While attending law school, Cuoio worked for the Boise City attorney’s office and externed for U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill. Read more.

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Alum Charles P. Reyes Jr. Admitted to Practice in NMI District Court

Congratulations to University of Idaho College of Law alum Charles P. Reyes Jr., private-sector attorney, who was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands, Tuesday, Nov. 24. Attorney Reyes places a high value on legal ethics and scored just above 130 out of a possible 150 on the […]

Magistrate Judge Dayo Onanubosi Appointed to Juvenile Justice Commission

Magistrate Judge, College of Law Alum, and Law School Advisory Council Member Dayo Onanubosi was appointed to the juvenile justice commission, which serves as a state advisory board that performs the duties required by the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. In addition, the commission works with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections on […]

College of Law Announces 2015 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law Awardees

Congratulations to the 2015 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law awardees: Educator Lee Dillion, Associate Dean for Boise Programs In House Counsel Bryan Buckham ‘05, Idaho Power William Nary ‘85, City of Meridian Partner Debora Young Irish ‘90, Irish Bernhardt LLP Paula Landholm Kluksdal ‘97, Hawley Troxell Sheila Schwager ‘94, Hawley Troxell Jennifer Schindele ‘03, […]

Alum Cody Moore Begins Career at Jones, Brower and Callery

Cody Moore has been a busy man lately, and his life is about to get even more hectic. Moore graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in May, took – and passed – the bar exam in July, started working at Jones, Brower and Callery Law Offices about a month ago, and was […]

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Congratulations to Alum Michael Witry ’08, Assistant Attorneys General

Michael Witry ’08 is now as assistant attorneys general at the Office of the Attorney General in Micronesia. He has seven years’ experience as a staff attorney. Witry’s previous job was with the Commonwealth Law Revision Commission where he began in 2013. His new responsibilities include administrative law, contract and legislative review, and litigation. Before […]

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College of Law Alum Nikeela Black Succeeds by Leaps and Bounds

College of Law alum Nikeela Black, a partner at Arkoosh Law Offices in Boise, practices family law and had the highest winning percentage of any licensed jockey in North America among those with at least 100 mounts last year. Read more about Nikeela Black.

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Idaho State Bar Meeting July 22 to July 24 2015 in Sun Valley

This year’s Idaho State Bar meeting will be held July 22 to July 24 in Sun Valley. Professor John Rumel will be recognized as an ISB Distinguished Lawyer and will present a CLE program entitled “Employment Law and Labor Law Update.” Professor Shaakirrah Sanders will present a CLE entitled “SCOTUS and Marriage Equality.” The other […]

College of Law Announces Four IBR Award Winners

The College of Law is proud to announce the following award winners of Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 for 2015. Jared Hight ’16 – Pets Best Insurance Services LLC Brian C. Wonderlich ’07 – Holland & Hart LLP Nikeela Black ’11 – Arkoosh Law Offices PLLC/Idaho Mediation Center LLC Jeremy Ladle ’04 – Potandon Produce […]

Alum Caryn Beck-Dudley Becomes Dean at Santa Clara University’s Leavy School of Business

Caryn Beck-Dudley is a scholar in employment law and the design of ethical organizations. She previously served as dean of Florida State University where she developed a strategic plan for the business college and expanded its entrepreneurship and analytics programs, and led a fundraising campaign for a new building. Read the full story. Congratulations, Caryn! […]

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Congratulations, Michelle Gustavson ’08, on IWL Rising Star Award

On March 4, 2015, Idaho Women Lawyers (IWL) honored Michelle Gustavson with its Rising Star Award, which honors a woman within the first seven years of practice who has made significant contributions to the legal community and is on the path to even greater accomplishments. After graduating first in her law school class, Ms. Gustavson […]

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College of Law Alums Join Moffatt Thomas–Congratulations!

David K. Penrod and Blake G. Swenson have joined Moffatt Thomas’ Pocatello office. Both are experienced trial lawyers and have more than a decade of experience practicing law in Idaho. Penrod served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Woodland, District Judge, Pocatello. He earned his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]