College of Law Accomplishments

Idaho Law Review Publishes Miller and Roepke’s article on Medicaid Planning in Idaho

The Idaho Law Review has published Medicaid Planning in Idaho by Professor Jack Miller and Aaron Roepke.  Miller is Idaho’s Weldon Schimke Professor of Law, and Roepke is a recent Idaho Law graduate practicing in Moscow. Their article addresses Idaho’s unique approach toward Medicaid as it applies to long term health care for the elderly […]

Alumnus Nathan Cuoio Joins Merrill and Merrill Law Firm as Attorney

The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to congratulate Nathan Cuoio ’13 who was elected as a partner of the Merrill and Merrill law firm in January. While attending law school, Cuoio worked for the Boise City attorney’s office and externed for U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill. Read more.

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Alum Charles P. Reyes Jr. Admitted to Practice in NMI District Court

Congratulations to University of Idaho College of Law alum Charles P. Reyes Jr., private-sector attorney, who was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands, Tuesday, Nov. 24. Attorney Reyes places a high value on legal ethics and scored just above 130 out of a possible 150 on the […]

Magistrate Judge Dayo Onanubosi Appointed to Juvenile Justice Commission

Magistrate Judge, College of Law Alum, and Law School Advisory Council Member Dayo Onanubosi was appointed to the juvenile justice commission, which serves as a state advisory board that performs the duties required by the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. In addition, the commission works with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections on […]

College of Law Announces 2015 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law Awardees

Congratulations to the 2015 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law awardees: Educator Lee Dillion, Associate Dean for Boise Programs In House Counsel Bryan Buckham ‘05, Idaho Power William Nary ‘85, City of Meridian Partner Debora Young Irish ‘90, Irish Bernhardt LLP Paula Landholm Kluksdal ‘97, Hawley Troxell Sheila Schwager ‘94, Hawley Troxell Jennifer Schindele ‘03, […]

Alum Cody Moore Begins Career at Jones, Brower and Callery

Cody Moore has been a busy man lately, and his life is about to get even more hectic. Moore graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in May, took – and passed – the bar exam in July, started working at Jones, Brower and Callery Law Offices about a month ago, and was […]

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Alum Reed W. Larsen Named Top Civil Litigation Defense Lawyer

Reed W. Larsen has 30 years of experience in the legal industry. He was recently recognized as a top civil litigation defense lawyer.  He graduated from the University of Idaho Law School in 1985 and served as a law clerk in the Fifth Judicial District and was admitted to practice before all State and Federal […]

Congratulations to Alum Michael Witry ’08, Assistant Attorneys General

Michael Witry ’08 is now as assistant attorneys general at the Office of the Attorney General in Micronesia. He has seven years’ experience as a staff attorney. Witry’s previous job was with the Commonwealth Law Revision Commission where he began in 2013. His new responsibilities include administrative law, contract and legislative review, and litigation. Before […]

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College of Law Alum Nikeela Black Succeeds by Leaps and Bounds

College of Law alum Nikeela Black, a partner at Arkoosh Law Offices in Boise, practices family law and had the highest winning percentage of any licensed jockey in North America among those with at least 100 mounts last year. Read more about Nikeela Black.

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Idaho State Bar Meeting July 22 to July 24 2015 in Sun Valley

This year’s Idaho State Bar meeting will be held July 22 to July 24 in Sun Valley. Professor John Rumel will be recognized as an ISB Distinguished Lawyer and will present a CLE program entitled “Employment Law and Labor Law Update.” Professor Shaakirrah Sanders will present a CLE entitled “SCOTUS and Marriage Equality.” The other […]

College of Law Announces Four IBR Award Winners

The College of Law is proud to announce the following award winners of Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 for 2015. Jared Hight ’16 – Pets Best Insurance Services LLC Brian C. Wonderlich ’07 – Holland & Hart LLP Nikeela Black ’11 – Arkoosh Law Offices PLLC/Idaho Mediation Center LLC Jeremy Ladle ’04 – Potandon Produce […]

Alum Caryn Beck-Dudley Becomes Dean at Santa Clara University’s Leavy School of Business

Caryn Beck-Dudley is a scholar in employment law and the design of ethical organizations. She previously served as dean of Florida State University where she developed a strategic plan for the business college and expanded its entrepreneurship and analytics programs, and led a fundraising campaign for a new building. Read the full story. Congratulations, Caryn! […]

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Congratulations, Michelle Gustavson ’08, on IWL Rising Star Award

On March 4, 2015, Idaho Women Lawyers (IWL) honored Michelle Gustavson with its Rising Star Award, which honors a woman within the first seven years of practice who has made significant contributions to the legal community and is on the path to even greater accomplishments. After graduating first in her law school class, Ms. Gustavson […]

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College of Law Alum Jana Gomez to Replace Retiring City Attorney

Congratulations to Lewiston native and College of Law alum Jana Gomez who will replace the retiring Jamie Shropshire as the next city attorney. Gomez graduated in 2009 and worked in the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals prior to her stint as Deputy Prosecutor at the Latah County Prosecuting […]

College of Law Alums Join Moffatt Thomas–Congratulations!

David K. Penrod and Blake G. Swenson have joined Moffatt Thomas’ Pocatello office. Both are experienced trial lawyers and have more than a decade of experience practicing law in Idaho. Penrod served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Woodland, District Judge, Pocatello. He earned his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of […]

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College of Law Makes Holiday Season Special for Children in Nez Perce Foster Care Program

A big thank you to the UI College of Law community, including faculty, staff, student organizations and alumni who donated toys for children in the Nez Perce foster care program. This is the sixth annual Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) Angel Tree. We deeply appreciate everyone’s generosity in making the holiday season special for […]

Indian Child Welfare Panel as part of Native American Heritage Month

On Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, the Native American Law Student Association held a panel of experts on the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. § 1901 et seq.  The panel included Julie Kane (Eastern Band of Cherokee member, Class of 1991) in-house tribal attorney for the Nez Perce Tribe, Brandelle Whitworth (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes member) in-house general […]

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 […]

Congratulations to the 2014 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law

Congratulations to the University of Idaho College of Law Honorees who were named this year’s Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law – Firm Associated Partner James C. Dale ’80/82–Stoel Rives LLP; Kenneth C. Howell ‘85–Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP; James L. Martin ‘90–Moffatt Thomas; Susan Weeks ’87/90– James, Vernon & Weeks PA; Firm Associated […]

College of Law Alumna Alison Hunter Joins Perkins Coie

University of Idaho College of Law Alumna Alison Hunter has joined the Perkins Coie Boise office as an associate, working in the firm’s litigation practice. Hunter was a legal intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boise and most recently  clerked for The Honorable Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick of the Idaho Supreme Court. Hunter earned her […]

Congratulations to College of Law Alumnus Eric Vandenburg

Attorney and recent graduate of the College of Law, Eric Vandenburg, 2014, has joined the patent practice of Lee & Hayes in Spokane, Washington. Congratulations, Eric, from the University of Idaho College of Law.  

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Congratulations to Alumna–Allison Parker

Congratulations go to Allison Parker, who joined Hawley Troxell as associate attorney! Parker is a member of the firm’s patent, intellectual property, internet and corporate practice groups. She clerked for the Honorable Jim Jones of the Idaho Supreme Court and externed for the Honorable Candy Wagahoff Dale, Chief Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court […]

College of Law Alumnus David Johnson Receives Esteemed Rating

David Johnson received his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law. He served as Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney before going into private practice and has been an instructor at various Legal Education programs in the state of Idaho. After nearly three decades of providing legal services to the private and business communities of […]

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Ombudsman Cally Younger lectures on Idaho public records laws at UI Law’s Boise campus

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 […]

Governor Otter Appoints Alumna Cally Younger to be Public Records Ombudsman

Congratulations to Cally Younger ’12 who was appointed to be Idaho’s new public records ombudsman, with the authority to review how agencies handle records requests and how Idaho laws may be improved. Cally worked as an extern in Governor Butch Otter’s office while she was a 3L in the Boise program. After graduation, she continued […]

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