College of Law Accomplishments

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KIVI News 9 to discuss lawsuit filed against President Obama’s immigration policy

On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Professor Sanders visited Boise’s KIVI News 9 to discuss a lawsuit filed by Texas and 16 other states that seeks to block President Obama’s proposed new immigration policy. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Analyzing-Idahos-decision-to-sue-the-feds-over-immigration-284708961.html?lc=Smart.

Law Faculty Members and Alumni Speak about 50th Anniversary of 1964 Civil Rights Act

On October 30, 2014, members of the law school community were featured in an Idaho State Bar Continuing Legal Education program titled “The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: Widening the Circle.”  The program, conducted in Boise, was sponsored by the Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar.  The College of Law is one of […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KTVB News 7

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Professor Sanders was appeared on Boise’s KTVB News 7 to discuss a federal lawsuit filed in Idaho by a wedding chapel that has refused to perform same-sex marriages based on freedom of religion. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.ktvb.com/media/cinematic/video/15984214/idaho-chapel-not-performing-same-sex-weddings/.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders has been invited to join the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project has invited Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders to contribute to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. This edited volume is a collaborative project among feminist law professors and others to rewrite, from a feminist perspective, key Supreme Court decisions relevant to gender issues. These rewritten Supreme Court […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KIVI News 9

On Friday, October 10, 2014, Professor Sanders again joined Boise’s KIVI News 9 to clarify the day’s developments regarding marriage equality in Idaho. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Whats-next-for-same-sex-marriage-in-Idaho-278878981.html.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KTVB News 7

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Professor Sanders was appeared on Boise’s KTVB News 7 to clarify the day’s marriage equality developments in Idaho. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.ktvb.com/media/cinematic/video/15215570/supreme-court-halts-same-sex-marriage-in-idaho/.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears in Associated Press article

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Professor Sanders appeared in an Associated Press article discussing the day’s marriage equality developments in Idaho. The link to the article can be found at: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Celebration-becomes-sadness-as-gay-weddings-stall-5809020.php.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise’s KIVI News 9

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Professor Sanders was invited to join Boise’s KIVI News 9 for a live interview to clarify the day’s marriage equality developments in Idaho. The link to the interview can be found at: http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Clarifying-Wednesdays-gay-marriage-developments-278614981.html.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Northwest Public Radio

On Monday, October 6, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Northwest Public Radio entitled: The Supreme Court Didn’t Take On Same-Sex Marriage. What Does That Mean For Idaho?. The story is available at http://nwpr.org/post/supreme-court-didnt-take-same-sex-marriage-what-does-mean-idaho.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise State Public Radio

On Monday, October 6, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Boise State Public Radio entitled: U.S. Supreme Court Effectively Makes Gay Marriage Legal In 30 States, Not Idaho. The story is available at http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-effectively-makes-gay-marriage-legal-30-states-not-idaho.

Law Students See Cutting-Edge Constitutional Law Arguments Take Shape

In honor of Constitution Day, September 17, attorneys from both sides of Idaho’s same-sex marriage case gathered at University of Idaho Boise. Students, lawyers and other interested parties participated from Boise, Moscow and Coeur d’Alene. Shaakirrah Sanders, U-Idaho law professor, said, “Our goal is to help provide a broader understanding both for the public and for […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Guest Opinion appears in Idaho Statesman

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, a Guest Opinion written by Professor Sanders appeared in Idaho Statesman. The piece was entitled: Idaho’s ‘crystal ball’ hazy in case against gay marriage and is available at http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/09/17/3379038/idahos-crystal-ball-hazy-in-case.html?sp=/99/106/.  

Professors Sanders and Park to Moderate Constitution Day Panel

In honor of Constitution Day, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the University of Idaho College of Law will sponsor a statewide panel discussion on constitutional questions involving same-sex marriage. Speakers will include Deborah Ferguson and Craig Durham, attorneys for four Idaho gay couples who successfully sued to overturn Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage, and Tom Perry, […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise State Public Radio

On Monday September 6, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Boise State Public Radio entitled: Federal Appeals Court Hears Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage Case Monday. The story is available at http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/federal-appeals-court-hears-idahos-same-sex-marriage-case-monday.

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 […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presents paper at The Eighth Annual Lutie Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop

On June 27, 2014, Professor Sanders attended The Eighth Annual Lutie Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop which was hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School. Professor Sanders presented her most recent manuscript entitled: Lochnerian Values, Mandatory Caps Against Compensatory Damage Awards, and Lessons from the Sixth Amendment Criminal Jury Trial Clause. Professor […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders appears on Boise State Public Radio

On May 2, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Boise State Public Radio entitled: National Group Fighting Idaho’s Gay Marriage Ban Is High Influence, Low Profile. Additionally, on May 5, 2014, Professor Sanders contributed to a story on Boise State Public Radio entitled: Idaho’s Gay Marriage Lawsuit Could Make History. These stories are available at http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/national-group-fighting-idaho-s-gay-marriage-ban-high-influence-low-profile […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presents CLE in Sun Valley

On June 13, 2014, Professor Sanders presented a CLE to the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) entitled: Busting the Caps II: Why Noneconomic Damage Caps Fatally Flaw Federal Due Process Jurisprudence.  In this presentation, Professor Sanders discussed the whether mandatory caps against noneconomic damage awards cause a defect in the Court’s recent due process-based punitive damage award jurisprudence.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders participates in faculty colloquia at Loyola University (New Orleans) College of Law

On April 10, 2014, Professor Sanders participated in a faculty colloquia Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. Professor Sanders presented her most recent manuscript entitled: When It’s Broken, Don’t ‘Fix’ It: Why Noneconomic Damage Caps Fatally Flaw Federal Due Process Jurisprudence.

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders to present at Fifth Annual Loyola (Chicago) Constitutional Law Colloquium

Professor Sanders has been invited to participate in the Fifth Annual Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium which will be held on November 7-8, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. Professor Sanders will present her most recent scholarship entitled: Lochnerian Values, Mandatory Caps Against Compensatory Damage Awards, and Lessons from the Sixth Amendment Jury Trial Clause.

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 […]

Faculty Participate in Love the Law

University of Idaho College of Law faculty members participated in the Idaho State Bar’s Love the Law program, by welcoming local high school students to various events related to the Bellwood speaker, Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  Dean Jeff Dodge hosted a lunch for the students and for University of Idaho CAMP […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents CLE in CdA

On September 13, 2013, Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented a CLE to the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) entitled: Busting the Caps! How Idaho stacks up.  In this presentation, Professor Sanders discussed the modern tort reform movement and whether caps on noneconomic damages violate state or federal constitution civil jury trial clauses. At the invitation […]

Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders Presents Paper at LatCrit Faculty Development Conference in Chicago, Illinois

On October 4, Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders presented Unbranding Confrontation as Only a Trial Right as part of the 2013 LatCrit Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The forthcoming paper has been placed for publication in the Hastings Law Journal at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. In this work, Professor Sanders challenges the oft-cited […]

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 […]

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.