College of Law Accomplishments

Coeur d’Alene Tribe Provides $2,500 to NALSA and Law Student Christine Miller Named Region 7 National NALSA Representative

On April 12, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe announced that as part of its annual education donation the University of Idaho Native American Law Student Association would receive $2,500.  With this donation, the Native American Law Program has received to date $20,000 over the previous five years from the annual education donations of the Coeur d’Alene […]

Professor Angelique EagleWoman to Receive 2016 Excellence in Diversity Award

The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to congratulate Professor Angelique EagleWoman who’s been selected as the 2016 Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award recipient. This award exemplifies Professor EagleWoman’s contributions in affirming an inclusive and diverse community at the college, university and beyond. Please join us at the University Awards for […]

Professor EagleWoman Quoted on 1862 Mass Execution of Dakota in Indian Country Today

On December 26, 1862, the largest mass execution in the history of the United States took place when thirty-eight Dakota men were publicly hung on a specially built scaffold in Mankato, Minnesota.  The primary national source for Indigenous news in the United States, Indian Country Today, published a story on the event by Konnie May […]

Wash. State Senator John McCoy encouraged law students as part of Native American Heritage Month

  On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, Washington state Senator John McCoy “The Real McCoy” provided remarks and spoke with law students on the Moscow campus in the student lounge.  He offered encouragement to the law students to make a difference and support rural and tribal communities.  On a part-time basis, he serves as an adjunct […]

Annual Tribal Judge Panel and Luncheon–a Success!

The Native American Law Program, Native American Law Student Association and UI Native American Student Center partnered for the Annual Tribal Judge Panel held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in the Menard Law Courtroom. The event was a success with many law students, undergraduate students and community members in attendance. The panel consisted of the: […]

Professor Angelique EagleWoman delivers training for the 8th Annual Tribal Leadership Conference

Professor Angelique EagleWoman presented at the 8th Annual Tribal Leadership Conference at the Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico on September 23, 2015. The presentation was titled, “Impact of Legal Education on Indian Country” and focused on the positive role Native American lawyers have had on legislative, policy and judicial matters significant to Indian Country. […]

Professor EagleWoman Elected Deputy Chair of the FBA’s Indian Law Section Executive Board

Congratulations to Professor Angelique EagleWoman who was recently elected as Deputy Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Section Executive Board. Professor EagleWoman has had a history of service with the FBA Indian Law Section, including as the Secretary of the Indian Law Section Board from 2013 to 2015. She also served as the […]

College of Law Welcomes Three Tribal Judges to Hold Panel in September

Friday, Sept. 25, the University of Idaho College of Law will welcome a distinguished Tribal Judge Panel to discuss issues of justice and jurisdiction. The three panelists bring a wealth of experience from the bench and bar. The panelists will present from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Pacific Time/10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Mountain Time […]

UI Native Law Program and NALSA Receive Generous Donations From Coeur d’Alene Tribe

On July 10, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe donated $2,000 to the University of Idaho College of Law Native Law Program, which is directed by Professor Angelique EagleWoman. To date, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has donated a total of $19,500 to both the Native Law Program and the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA). The most […]

Article by Professor Angelique EagleWoman Appears in American Indian Law Journal

Congratulations to Professor Angelique EagleWoman whose article “The Ongoing Traumatic Experience of Genocide for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States: the Call to Recognize Full Human Rights as Set Forth in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” appears online in American Indian Law Journal. Read more.

NALSA Receives $500 Donation from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe!

The Native American Law Student Association(NALSA)  is thankful for the contribution of five hundred dollars from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.  The donation will assist in the efforts of the NALSA to continue to participate on the local and national level.   The Idaho Chapter of the Native American Law Student Association […]

UI NALSA Moot Court Team Had a Great Experience in the 2015 National NALSA Competition!

For the sixth year, the UI Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) has entered a team in the National NALSA Moot Court Competition. This year the largest number of teams participated in the Competition held at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law March 6-7, 2015. The UI team consisting of 2L […]

College of Law Makes Holiday Season Special for Children in Nez Perce Foster Care Program

A big thank you to the UI College of Law community, including faculty, staff, student organizations and alumni who donated toys for children in the Nez Perce foster care program. This is the sixth annual Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) Angel Tree. We deeply appreciate everyone’s generosity in making the holiday season special for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Students Earn Scholarships From Northwest Indian Bar Association

Every year, the Northwest Indian Bar Association (NWIBA) offers scholarships to Native law students in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington—and provides bar-exam stipends in June. Thanks to the Association Scholarships, three native students attended the University of Idaho College of Law in 2013-14. Tiffany Justice, Coeur d’Alene, University of Idaho. Rhylee Marchand, Colville, University of Idaho. […]

Professor Angelique EagleWoman and Four Law Students in the Native Law Program attend the 39th Annual FBA Indian Law Conference

With fundraising efforts, an educational donation from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and funding from the Dean’s office, four Native Law Emphasis students attended the 39th Annual Indian Law Conference hosted by the Federal Bar Association on April 10-11, 2014.  The conference was titled: “Practicing Indian Law in the Digital Age.”  The students networked, attended career […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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:

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 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 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.

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.