College of Law Accomplishments

Prof. Seamon does CLE in CdA on NAL

Prof. Rich Seamon presented a continuing legal education program today (February 5) entitled “Native American Law Cases in the United States Supreme Court, October Term 2015” in Coeur d’Alene, ID. This CLE was sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation.

Prof. Seamon’s pro bono work aids in U.S. Supreme Court Win

As previously reported on this blog, Professor Rich Seamon co-authored, on a pro bono basis, a petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in James v. City of Boise (co-authored with John Bush of the Boise firm of Comstock and Bush). Today that petition produced a victory for petitioner Melene James. […]

Prof. Seamon co-authors pro bono cert petition to U.S. Supreme Court

Participating pro bono, Professor Rich Seamon recently co-authored a petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court with Boise attorney John Bush. The petition, filed on Friday, October 16, is James v. City of Boise. Here is a summary taken from the introduction to the petition.   Petitioner was mauled by […]

Prof. Seamon Presents to ITLA

Professor Seamon discussed the “State of the Federal Judiciary” at the fall meeting of the Idaho Trial Lawyers’ Association on Friday, October 9, in McCall, Idaho.

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 […]

Natural Resources and Environmental Law Edition of the Idaho Law Review: Adaptive Governance and Adaptive Management

The University of Idaho College of Law just released the first annual Natural Resources and Environmental Law Edition of the Idaho Law Review (NREL-ILR). With this release, we join the ranks of the small but growing number of peer reviewed law journals. The NREL-ILR seeks an interdisciplinary focus and encourages articles of shorter length than […]

Congratulations to the 2014 Alumni Award for Excellence Winners

Congratulations to the following law students and faculty, who received the 2014 Alumni Award for Excellence. This award is presented to law students who have achieved outstanding academic success and have demonstrated high levels of career and professional preparation, among other accomplishments. This year’s recipients are KC Harding and faculty mentor Professor Brooke Hardy; Shea Line and […]

Prof. Seamon quoted in Washington Post

In an article dated November 4, 2014, the Washington Post quoted Professor Seamon’s written analysis of a case pending before the U.S. Court. The case concerns whether Robert Maclean, a former TSA employee, had statutory “whistleblower” protection for leaking to the press information about air marshal assignments on commercial flights. The Post article quotes an […]

Prof. Seamon presents CLE at Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting

Professor Seamon presented a CLE on July 17, 2014, at this year’s annual meeting of the Idaho State Bar in Fort Hall, Idaho. In his CLE, Professor Seamon addressed the question, “Do we have a living Constitution, a dead Constitution, or a zombie Constitution?” SPOILER ALERT: Professor Seamon concluded that we have all three types […]

Faculty Meet for Inland Northwest Scholars Forum

Faculty from the University of Idaho College of Law and Gonzaga Law School met on July 14, 2014 for the second annual Inland Northwest Scholars Forum. They presented drafts and plans for articles in progress to exchange constructive feedback and discuss their projects. In addition, they were able to network with colleagues at the other universities. The […]

Prof. Seamon quoted on Idaho “license profiling case”

The Idaho Statesman-Review quotes Professor Richard Seamon in an April 25, 2014, article on a lawsuit against the Idaho State Police by a Colorado resident. The Colorado resident, a 70-year-old retiree, claims the Idaho police stopped him on suspicion of possessing marijuana solely because his car displayed a license plate from Colorado, where marijuana has […]

Prof. Seamon helps Ada County keep a case out of the U.S. Supreme Court

This past Monday the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a lawsuit that Ada County had successfully defended against in the Idaho State Courts. Professor Richard Seamon co-authored the U.S. Supreme Court brief in which Ada County persuaded the Court not to conduct further review of state courts’ ruling. Rita Hoagland brought the lawsuit alleging […]

Prof. Seamon writes about U.S. Supreme Court’s impact on Idaho drunk-driving law

Professor Richard Seamon has published an article in the January 2014 issue of the Advocate, the official publication of the Idaho State Bar, entitled “U.S. Supreme Court Sidetracks Idaho’s Implied Consent Law.” The article explains that recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court restrict the ability of Idaho police to forcibly draw blood from drivers […]

Prof. Seamon co-authors U.S. Supreme Court brief

Professor Richard Seamon was one of the named authors of a brief filed in late December. The case is captioned Rita Hoagland v. Ada County (U.S. docket no. 13-1514). Rita Hoagland sued Ada County — originally in an Idaho state court — over the death of her son, Bradley Munroe. Mr. Munroe killed himself while […]

College of Law Hosts Panel on Proposed U.S. Military Intervention in Syria

On September 25, 2013, the International Law Student Association in partnership with the Veteran Law Association hosted an evening panel on the legality of U.S. Military Intervention in Syria. Facilitated by 3L Brenna Bowman and 3L Angel Betancourt , the panel brought together a diversity of legal and experiential viewpoints on whether the United States […]

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. […]

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 […]

Professors Richard Seamon and Dale Goble Quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Professors Dale Goble and Rich Seamon in an October 3, 2013, article on the closure of national parks during the federal government shutdown. The article quoted Prof. Goble on the difficult issue of barring the public from public lands: “Part of the hubbub around the closings is that for many, […]

Professor Seamon gives a CLE in CdA

Professor Richard Seamon presented a lunch-time continuing legal education (CLE) program on September 16, 2013, to the Kootenai County Bar Association in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The CLE was entitled “Seamon’s Top Ten U.S. Supreme Court Cases.” Professor Seamon discussed 10 major cases that were either (a) decided by the Court last Term; or (b) pending […]

College of Law Faculty Organize Constitution Day Panel

On September 17, the College of Law celebrated Constitution Day with the panel “Sex, Drugs, Guns and Spies.”  Professors Richard Seamon, Shaakirrah Sanders, and Michael Park were speakers and organizers.  Political Science faculty member Don Crowley also participated.  The panel discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on gay marriage, the federal government’s decision to […]