College of Law Accomplishments

Professor Sanders Presents at the Idaho State Bar Association’s 225th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights

On September 15, 2016, Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented at the Idaho State Bar Association’s Symposium on the 225th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights in Moscow, Idaho. Professor Sanders presented on a panel entitled Racial Justice Under the Bill of Rights: Violence in Minority America. Associate Professor Katherine MacFarlane joined Professor […]

Prof. Macfarlane Presents at Criminal Procedure Symposium

Professor Macfarlane presented her research regarding the impact of Utah v. Strieff on civil rights litigation at Southern University Law Center’s Jan. 20 symposium. She joined keynote speaker Erwin Chemerinsky as well as local state and federal prosecutors.  Professor Macfarlane’s presentation was based on her recent Yale Law Journal Forum essay.         […]

Prof. Macfarlane Presents at Loyola Chicago’s Beazley Health Law Symposium

Professor Katherine Macfarlane participated in the “Innovation and Patient Access” panel at the Tenth Annual Symposium on Health Law & Policy, presented by the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy and Annals of Health Law at Loyola Law School Chicago. The symposium focused on innovations and incentives in life sciences. Other speakers included Rebecca […]

Prof. Macfarlane Presents Paper at Health Law Symposium

On October 14, Professor Macfarlane presented “The Flaws of ‘Patient Friendly’ State Biosimilar Legislation” at Nova Southeastern University Shepard College of Law’s Regulating Innovation in Healthcare symposium.  Professor Macfarlane’s research addresses the way states have chosen to regulate biosimilar medication through notification requirements and pharmacy recordkeeping provisions.  The legislation is often supported by pharmaceutical companies whose biologic […]

Prof. Macfarlane Publishes Law360 Op-Ed Addressing Trump Stop-and-Frisk Remarks

Professor Macfarlane has published an essay in Law360 analyzing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent statement that he would expand stop-and-frisk practices nationwide.  Professor Macfarlane argues that though there is reason to resist the expansion of stop-and-frisk practices, which disproportionately target minorities, Terry v. Ohio, which held that stops based on reasonable suspicion are constitutional, still stands.  The […]

Prof. Macfarlane Publishes Civil Rights Essay in Yale Law Journal Forum

Professor Macfarlane’s essay “Predicting Utah v. Strieff’s Civil Rights Impact” was published in Volume 26 of the Yale Law Journal Forum, the Yale Law Journal’s online component. The essay contends that the Supreme Court’s recent Utah v. Strieff decision, which declined to apply the exclusionary rule to evidence seized as a result of an arrest that followed an unconstitutional […]

College of Law Students to Participate in National Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to the following students chosen to participate in this year’s National Moot Court teams:  Andrew Haws, Wendell Lemond and Jennifer Winters (Boise Team) and Justin Bowles, Annie Henderson, Kaycee Royer (Moscow Team). Both teams will participate in the National Moot Court regional competition in Portland, held November 17-19.  Professor Sanders coaches the Boise Team and Professor […]

Prof. Macfarlane Gives Affordable Care Act Lecture at Renfrew Colloquium

On September 6, Professor Katherine Macfarlane presented “Teaching and Living the Affordable Care Act” as part of the Fall 2016 Malcolm M. Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium.  Her lecture addressed how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has revolutionized healthcare in the United States, guaranteeing that individuals with pre-existing medical conditions cannot be denied health insurance as a result […]

ACS Blog Publishes Prof. Macfarlane’s Utah v. Strieff Essay

Professor Katherine Macfarlane’s essay “Utah v. Strieff May Shrink Civil Rights Damages and Limit Section 1983’s Deterrence Potential” was published on the American Constitution Society’s blog, and is available here.  The essay examines how a recent Supreme Court decision declining to apply the exclusionary rule to evidence seized during an arrest that followed an unconstitutional […]

College of Law Faculty Present at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans

On June 2-5, 2016, several College of Law faculty members presented at the Law and Society Annual Meeting, which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Associate Professor Wendy Couture served as chair and presenter on a panel entitled “Rulemaking, National and International.” Professor Couture discussed her article A Glass-Half-Empty Approach to Securities Regulation, which is […]

Associate Professors Shaakirrah R. Sanders and Katherine Macfarlane Present at the 2016 Idaho Trial Lawyers Association’s (ITLA) Annual Meeting, Conference and Seminar in Sun Valley, Idaho

On Friday, June 17, 2016, College of Law associate professors Shaakirrah R. Sanders and Katherine Macfarlane presented CLE presentations at the 2016 Idaho Trial Lawyers Association’s (ITLA) annual meeting, conference and seminar in Sun Valley, Idaho. Professor Sanders moderated a panel entitled “Diversity at the Table.” This panel featured Julie Braman Kane, a partner at Colson Hicks Eidson in Miami Florida;  Karen Koehler, a […]

Idaho Law students attend American Constitution Society National Convention keynoted by Vice President Biden and Senator Warren

Arielle Collins and Justine Groome, students at the University of Idaho College of Law, recently attended this year’s American Constitution Society National Convention, which was held in Washington, D.C. on June 9-11. 2016.   Both students received full scholarships to the event courtesy of ACS and the Idaho Law Student Bar Association.  The students described […]

Professor Macfarlane Presents Section 1983 CLE

On May 20, Professor Katherine Macfarlane presented “Section 1983: A Vehicle for Anti-Discrimination Litigation” in Twin Falls, Idaho, in connection with the Idaho Law Foundation’s CLE Idaho series. Her lecture addressed recent cases that have impacted Section 1983 police and prison litigation.    

Professor Macfarlane Presents at Biosimilars Market Access Summit

On February 23, Professor Macfarlane participated in the Biosimilars Market Access Summit in Arlington, Virginia.  Biosimilars are a class of medication most often used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases.  The first biosimilar received FDA approval in March 2015, and entered the U.S. market six months later.  Biosimilars present unique regulatory, pricing and access challenges.  Litigation involving […]

Professor Macfarlane Presents at Local Rules Symposium

On February 22, 2016, Professor Macfarlane discussed the role of local federal rules of civil procedure at Widener University Commonwealth Law School’s symposium “The Future of Local Rules of Civil Procedure in Pennsylvania.” Professor Macfarlane’s panel, which addressed the pros and cons of local rules, also featured the Honorable Karoline Mehalchick, Magistrate Judge for the […]

Professor Katherine Macfarlane Quoted in The Nation

On November 10, 2015, Professor Katherine Macfarlane was quoted in a story in The Nation describing the implications of a recent Fifth Circuit ruling regarding Deferred Action for Parents of Americans. The story can be found at: