College of Law Accomplishments

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]