The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to thank Professor Barb Cosens and Professor Stephen Miller for their months of hard work in planning and executing the inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West, which brought experts from five states together in a robust conversation about energy infrastructure choices and regional energy planning. […]
Ombudsman Cally Younger ’12 was a guest lecturer at the College of Law’s Boise campus today, where she spoke on recent changes in public records law in Idaho. Earlier this year, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter issued an executive order naming Ms. Younger the State’s first Ombudsman for Public Records. The position resides in the […]
The Economic Development Clinic’s recent report, Agritourism at the Rural-Urban Interface: A National Overview of Legal Issues with 20 Proposals for Idaho, was recently highlighted in an article by Capital Press, a weekly agricultural newspaper with a circulation of approximately 35,000 throughout the west. The report received substantial praise from leading local agricultural figures. From the […]
On July 16, 2014, the Idaho Statesman Business Insider published an op-ed by Prof. Stephen R. Miller entitled, “Community-owned stores could help rural Idaho towns.” The op-ed was based on pro-bono work conducted by students in Prof. Miller’s 2013-14 Economic Development Clinic for an Idaho state agency and several local governments. Recent graduates of the […]
The Second Meeting of the Environmental Law Collaborative was held in Jackson, Wyoming July 10-12, 2014. Prof. Stephen R. Miller was one of the Meeting’s four co-conveners, along with Robin Craig (Utah), Jessica Owley (Buffalo), and Keith Hirokawa (Albany). The Meeting focused on reading the three climate change reports of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment and […]
On June 3, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller was appointed to the Boise Planning & Zoning Commission by unanimous approval of the Boise City Council. Prof. Miller will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring October 31, 2016, which may be renewed upon its expiration.
The Economic Development Clinic at the University of Idaho College of Law’s Boise campus has just released its 184-page report, Agritourism at the Rural-Urban Interface: A National Overview with 20 Proposals for Idaho, which provides a detailed look at legal issues arising from the rapid growth of agritourism. Moreover, the report provides 20 proposals for […]
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. […]
On March 14, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller spoke at the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute’s annual conference, which this year was entitled Moving Beyond Recession: What Next?. Prof. Miller presented on a panel called Planning in the Wild West: Why Is It So Hard?. Co-presenters were Angie Rutherford (Sonoran Institute) and Anna Trentadue (Valley Advocates for Responsible Growth). Here is […]
In March, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller was named to the national board of advisors for Pace Law School’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference. The conference, held at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, is a significant educational event in the region. More than 250 lawyers, professionals, business leaders, governmental officials, and […]
On February 11, 2014, the Economic Development Clinic at the University of Idaho College of Law’s Boise campus hosted Dave Glaser, president of the Montana Community Development Corporation. Mr. Glaser spoke to the Economic Development Clinic and the Low Income Tax Clinics in a special session, and then spoke to a crowded room of local […]
On February 21, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller spoke at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy’s sold out symposium entitled, Preventing the Ghost Town: What Rural Communities Need To Do To Survive in the Modern Economy. Miller gave an hour-long presentation entitled, Legal Institutions for Rural Economic Development, which drew upon his experience running the Economic […]
On Februrary 13, 2014, Prof. Stephen R. Miller gave a guest lecture, “Property Rights for Planners,” in a graduate seminar entitled “Sustainable Development” at Boise State University Department of City and Regional Planning in Boise, Idaho.
Students in the University of Idaho College of Law’s Economic Development Clinic presented at a public hearing on agritourism sponsored by Canyon County on January 29, 2014. Students presenting were Tyler Beck, Caitlin Fuller, and Alexandra Grande. Agritourism presents a powerful alternative use of agricultural lands at the rural-urban interface that assists small- and mid-sized […]
In January, 2014, Professor Stephen R. Miller was elected to the board of directors for the U.S. Green Building Council, Idaho Chapter.
Prof. Stephen R. Miller published an op-ed in the January 15, 2014 edition of the Idaho Statesman arguing for energy benchmarking in Idaho. The op-ed can be read here.
On January 4, 2014, Professor Stephen R. Miller presented an invited paper at the Association of American Law Schools’ annual conference in New York City. The paper was entitled, “The Police Power and Public Health in the Age of Sustainability” and was part of the AALS Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care’s “Health and […]
Professor Stephen R. Miller has published “Field Notes from Starting a Law School Clinic“ in the Fall, 2013 edition of the Clinical Law Review. The Clinical Law Review is published by New York University, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Clincial Legal Education Association, and is distributed in hard copy to all legal clinicians in the country. […]
On November 12, 2013, Professor Stephen R. Miller presented an invited lecture entitled, “Resilient Cities,” to an undergraduate environmental anthropology class at Boise State University. The lecture was based on Professor Miller’s current work in progress, “Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow: A Land Use Response to Climate Change,” which will be published as a book chapter […]
Professors Brooke Hardy and Stephen R. Miller represented the University of Idaho College of Law at the annual Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum held this year November 7-8, 2013, at Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School. Professor Hard presented a work-in-progress entitled, Diving Into the Wreck: Why Family Law Isn’t Working for Today’s […]
Congratulations to the following awardees and their mentors, who received the 2013 Alumni Awards for Excellence, which recognizes graduate and law students who have achieved outstanding academic success and have demonstrated career and professional preparation. This years winners are Kendra Lotstein (Native American Law emphasis), and mentor, Annemarie Bridy; Matt Bennett, and mentor, Mark Anderson; […]
On October 15, 2013, Professor Stephen R. Miller was interviewed on Radio Boise’s hour-long Building a Greener Idaho lunch-time radio show. A podcast of the interview, entitled Climate Change, Resiliency, and Legal Frameworks for Urban Planning, is available here.
Professor Stephen R. Miller’s article, Community Land Trusts: Why Now Is the Time to Integrate This Housing Activists’ Tool Into Local Government Affordable Housing Policies, appeared in the September, 2013 edition of Zoning & Planning Law Report. The article is currently available on Westlaw here. From the article’s introduction: A recent study found that housing expenses […]
On October 9, 2013, Professor Stephen R. Miller spoke on area of city impact agreements at the American Planning Association, Idaho Chapter’s annual conference held this year in Idaho Falls. He was part of a three-person panel including Diane Kushlan, director of the Boise chapter of the Urban Land Institute and Elaine Clegg, a third-term Boise […]
Professor Stephen R. Miller was cited in an op-ed entitled, “Federal program crucial to spurring economic growth,” which ran in the September 23, 2013 edition of the Idaho Statesman. The op-ed referenced a previous column of Professor Miller’s from 2011, which had noted how Idaho’s participation in the federal New Markets Tax Credit program lagged behind other states and provided analysis […]
Professor Stephen R. Miller and the Economic Development Clinic at the University of Idaho College of Law received notice that their 2012 report, Area of City Impact Agreements in Idaho, has been awarded the American Planning Association, Idaho Chapter’s 2013 “Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice.” According to APA Idaho, “[t]his award honors a specific planning tool, practice, […]