College of Law Accomplishments

NPR’s Second Story on Mobile Home Parks

NPR investigative reporter, Daniel Zwerdling posted a piece on Facebook about mobile homes, which included a discussion of residents banding together to purchase their park and run it as a cooperative.  While the residents of Syringa Mobile Home Park considered this option, they ultimately did not pursue it as the park was not for sale […]

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Legal Aid Clinic and Syringa Mobile Park case

The plight of the residents in the Syringa Mobile Home Park, located a couple of miles outside of the Moscow, Idaho city limits, is the center piece of Daniel Zwerdling’s December 26, 2016 piece,  “Mobile Home Park Owners Can Spoil an Affordable American Dream.” In February 2014, the University of Idaho College of Law Legal […]

Professor Maureen Laflin presented at the Idaho Mediation Association 2016 Conference in Boise

On Sept. 17, 2016, Professor Maureen Laflin and Merlyn Clark  presented a four hour CLE at the Idaho Mediation Association’s 2016 Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho.  They discussed “The Ethical Obligations of Neutrality and Confidentiality in Mediation”  as well as “Settler’s Remorse: Challenges  in Rescinding Mediated Settlement Agreements.”    Approximately 75 mediators from around the region attended […]

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 […]

Director of Clinical Programs Maureen Laflin Presents at Idaho Mediation Association Meeting

Professor Maureen Laflin and Merlyn Clark presented a two-hour program on Mediation Ethics at the Idaho Mediation Association’s annual meeting Sept. 19, 2015, in Boise. The program involved analyzing half a dozen ethical scenarios using Idaho court rules, Idaho statutes, various ADR organizations’ standards and practices, and the Rules of Professional Conduct. Approximately 65 mediators […]

Professor Maureen E. Laflin direct’s the College’s Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution (NWI)

The College’s Northwest Institute just ended its 18th year of May dispute resolution trainings last week. For the first time, the NWI offered a basic 40 hour course in Boise and in Moscow. In the future, we will continue to offer basic courses in both locations. This year the demand was incredibly high. The Basic […]

17th Annual Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution Training–A Success

The 17th Annual Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution took place May 19-23, 2014.  In Moscow, Bob Collins taught the Basic Family Mediation course to 21 participants; Lela Love and Josh Stulberg taught Basic Civil Mediation to 13; and Donna Silverberg taught “Facilitating Agreements in Environmental and Public Policy Disputes” to four NREL students and five […]

Legal Aid Clinic Continues to Help Citizens With Lawsuit Against Syringa Landlord

The College of Law Legal Aid Clinic is suing property owner Magar E. Magar for failing to provide safe drinking water at his mobile home park just outside of Moscow. On Tuesday, April 22, Latah County Second District Judge John Stegner granted a motion for class certification, which means the Legal Aid Clinic now represents […]

Dispute resolution presentations to the Idaho Mediation Association

Professor Maureen Laflin, Director of the Clinical Programs, gave two presentations at the 2013 Idaho Mediation Association (IMA) Conference in Boise, Idaho.  The three hour presentation, “Dispute Resolution in the Criminal Justice System,” on September 27, 2013 covered both traditional criminal mediation programs especially focusing on Idaho Criminal Rule 18.1  as well as restorative justice practices. She focused […]

Professor Maureen Laflin, Elaine Kempton and Cindy Maylott Represent the College at the Idaho Mediation Association Conference

Professor Maureen Laflin, Elaine Kempton and Cindy Maylott attended the Idaho Mediation Association conference in Boise.  While participating in the conference, they also represented the College by setting up a booth and informing attendees of our programs.