College of Law Accomplishments

Prof. Burnett Speaks on Legal Ethics and Judicial Impartiality

In support of the College of Law’s outreach mission, Professor Emeritus Don Burnett recently has made the following invited presentations: “A Lawyer’s Life Cycle of Professional Responsibility,” Idaho federal courts bench-bar conference, Fort Hall, Idaho, 23 September 2016, and Boise, Idaho, 28 October 2016 ” ‘A Republic, If You Can Keep It’ — Preserving the […]

Schoolteachers Praise Program at Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center

On June 9-10, 2016, more than two dozen secondary school teachers from around Idaho received special training on civic education and the judiciary at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center in Boise. Sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law, Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho federal courts.  The program was titled “2016 Idaho Teachers’ Institute: […]

Professor Donald Burnett Guest Lectures on the Life and Career of the Late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Professor Donald Burnett offered a cross-distance guest lecture on the life and career of the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The lecture was attended by second and third year law students who are enrolled in the Boise section of Constitutional Law II. […]

Professor Burnett Makes Guest Presentation in Executive MBA Course

On December 5, 2015, Professor Don Burnett delivered a guest lecture and interactive colloquium on “Business Ethics and the Professional Responsibilities of Lawyers” in the University of Idaho Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program at Coeur d’Alene.  The EMBA program, administered by the UI College of Business & Economics, attracts mid-career business executives and professionals from Idaho and […]

Professor Burnett Delivers Keynote at Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Professor Don Burnett, past dean of the College of Law and past interim president of the University of Idaho, delivered the keynote address on 11 November 2015 at the Veterans Appreciation Dinner on the UI campus.  This annual event, established by the Veteran Law Association at the College of Law, is co-sponsored by the Office of the President as […]

Idaho Appellate Handbook Sponsored by the UI College of Law Available Now

The Idaho Appellate Handbook, sponsored by the College of Law and the Idaho State Bar Appellate Practice Section, is now available for purchase. The Handbook includes two chapters contributed by Professor Maureen Laflin and one authored by Professor Donald Burnett. Please contact the ISB Appellate Section for information about purchasing the Handbook or joining that […]

College of Law Hosts Appellate Practice Program; Speakers Include Professors Seamon and Burnett

Professor/Associate Dean Richard Seamon was the lead-off speaker at an appellate practice CLE program sponsored by the Idaho State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section and the University of Idaho College of Law.  Professor Seamon spoke on the “Top Ten United States Supreme Court Cases from the Most Recent and Upcoming Terms.”   Professor Don Burnett spoke […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]