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; […]
Professor John Rumel presented his paper “Continued Union Winter or Spring Thaw?: An Analysis of Contemporaneous and Subsequent Political and Legal Responses to Anti-Teachers Union Legislation Enacted during 2011 State Legislative Sessions” at the 59th Annual Education Law Association Conference held in Westminster, Colorado on November 13-15, 2013.
From October 24th through the 26th, a diverse group of experts on the Endangered Species Act gathered in Coeur d’Alene to discuss how the administration of the Act could be improved in a time of rapid change. In preparation for the conversation, groups of participants wrote ten white papers to focus discussions. Two-and-a-half days of […]
Judge Chin today granted summary judgment for Google on the merits of its fair use defense in Author’s Guild v. Google. Read about it on Freedom to Tinker.
On October 9, 2013, Professor Anastasia Telesetsky presented on a panel on the socio-ecological dimensions of restoration ecology at an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Society for Ecological Restoration in Madison, Wisconsin. Her presentation was entitled “Law and Ecological Restoration: Creating Operative Legal Frameworks for Landscape Level Restoration” and was based on current research on […]
Professor Bridy co-authored (with David G. Post of Temple University) a law professors’ amicus brief, filed Friday in the Second Circuit, in the case of Viacom v. YouTube. The case is on appeal, now for the second time, from a grant of summary judgment for YouTube in the Southern District of New York. The amicus […]
On November 1, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture served as a presenter at Gonzaga University School of Law’s Annual Business Law Symposium, titled “Shareholder Rights: An Idea Whose Time Has Come.” This year’s symposium featured as speakers 14 business law scholars and practitioners, including Daniel J. Morrissey, Professor of Law at Gonzaga University, and Richard A. […]
Steven Neiheisel, assistant vice president for enrollment management, will be leaving the University of Idaho at the end of the month. Neiheisel has accepted a position at Northern Michigan University as their vice president for enrollment and student services. Jeffrey Dodge has agreed to take on interim leadership with the core directors in the enrollment […]
On October 25, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture spoke at the Third Annual Institute for Investor Protection Conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. This year’s conference was titled “Strategies for Investigating and Pleading Securities Fraud Claims” and featured whistleblower Mark Whitacre (subject of the best-selling book The Informant) as the Keynote Speaker. Professor Couture […]
University of Idaho law professor Angelique EagleWoman was named one of “9 Notable Women Who Rule American Indian Law” in an Indian Country article for her contributions to the field of American Indian law. Read the article:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/23/9-notable-women-who-rule-american-indian-law-151872
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 […]
On Monday, October 21st, Coeur d’Alene Tribal Court Judge Eva White administered the oath for the newly trained law students who successfully completed the Coeur d’Alene Tribal CASA training over six weeks at the University of Idaho College of Law. The training program has been offered over the previous seven years as needed by the […]
Professor Barbara Cosens is lead author on two articles in the recently completed Special Feature of Ecology and Society on Law and Social-ecological Resilience. The special issue seeks to bridge the concept that ecological systems are dynamic, yet persist in states with relatively stable processes and function unless perturbed beyond a threshold, and the development […]
The University of Idaho College of Law was recognized in the Fall 2013 issue of preLaw magazine for the strength of our alternative dispute resolution and international law curricula. The College’s strong admissions results were also featured in the Around the Nation law school news section.
A local group in Moscow is drafting an anti-school-bullying bill to submit to the Idaho Legislature for the 2014 legislative session. Several months ago, former representative Tom Trail introduced them to Brenda High, a mother whose son, Jared, committed suicide because he was bullied at school. In 2006, Tom Trail and Brenda High drafted […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Associate Professor of Law Sarah Haan gave a presentation about McCutcheon v. FEC and the deregulation of campaign finance to about forty law students, faculty, and members of the public on Thursday evening at the College of Law. The program was entitled, “McCutcheon v. FEC: The Next Citizens United?” Professor Haan was joined in […]
The Native American Water Rights Settlement E-Repository or NAWRS is a collection of settlement documents associated with the thirty Native American water rights settlements achieved in the United States to date. The e-repository partners include Barbara Cosens, Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law & Waters of the West Program; Francine Jaramillo, Senior […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On October 4, 2013, Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture participated in the Pacific West Business Law Scholars Colloquium (PWBLSC), organized by Professor Mohsen Manesh and hosted by the University of Oregon School of Law. The PWBLSC brought together business law scholars from 10 western law schools to discuss six papers, which were chosen from a call […]
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture is contributing a three-part series of posts to the Litigation Finance Contract blog. The blog, edited by Professor Maya Steinitz and Abigail Field, is a forum for scholarly discussion about the burgeoning industry of litigation finance. In short, litigation finance allows third-party funders to invest in the outcome of litigation. Professor […]
The College of Law’s Student Bar Association was profiled in the September 26th issue of The Argonaut. Ivar Gunderson, SBA president, and Dean Dodge, faculty adviser, were interviewed for the story.
Jack Miller, Weldon Schimke Distinguished Professor Of Law and Dean Emeritus, has recently placed an article titled Wealth Transfer Tax Planning for 2013 and Beyond with the Brigham Young University Law Review. This article co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Maine, addresses estate tax planning following the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA). […]
The University of Idaho College of Law is featured in a National Jurist magazine article entitled “Enrollments drop at most schools – again.” Dean Dodge is also quoted in the article.
Jack Miller, Weldon Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, has recently placed an article titled Preserving Wealth and Inheritance Through Medicaid Planning for Long Term Care with the Michigan State University Journal of Medicine and the Law. This article, co-authored with Seattle elder law experts, Sean Bleck and Barbara Isenhour, explains the rules […]
The Idaho Supreme Court recently appointed Professor John Rumel to the Court’s Evidence Rules Advisory Committee. Professor Rumel, who teaches Evidence and Civil Procedure, among other courses, will serve on the committee with judges and civil and criminal practitioners throughout the state.
Professor Rumel, who focuses his scholarship on education and employment law, published his article entitled “Back to the Future: the In Loco Parentis Doctrine and Its Impact on Whether K-12 Schools and Teachers Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Students,” 46 Indiana L. Rev. 711 (2013) in the most recent volume of the Indiana Law Review. […]
Dale Goble, Schimke Distinguished Professor, presented two papers at a workshop at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepardstown, West Virginia, at the end of August. The papers — The ESA and the Utility of Simplicity and Normativity and the Endangered Species Act — will become the introductory sections in an Issues in Ecology paper […]
Professor Sarah Haan, who teaches business law and writes about corporate political speech, has placed a forthcoming article with the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Her article, “Opaque Transparency: Outside Spending and Disclosure by Privately-Held Business Entities in the 2012 Federal Election and Beyond,” analyzes empirical evidence from the 2012 election and argues for reforms […]
When the ABA Tax Section met in San Francisco last week, included in the Committee on Court Procedure and Practice’s “Summary of Important Developments” was the case of Hessing v. Comm’r., T.C. Memo 2013-179 (Aug. 5, 2013). The Hessing case was tried and briefed by Professor Barbara Lock and Tax Clinic student Jeremy Deus in Boise […]
Up Close – Up Close – September 26, 2013 UI College of Law launches trademark services in Boise Legal clinic gives students ability to apply learning by assisting entrepreneurs Staff report With a goal of helping Idaho’s entrepreneurs and law students alike, the University of Idaho College of Law says it now is offering trademark […]
On September 18, Professor Anastasia Telesetsky presented “Novel Ecosystems: What is the Role for International Law as Nature Changes?” as part of the College of Law’s Scholarship Colloquium. The forthcoming paper is being prepared for the joint American Society of International Law and European Society of International Law’s International Environmental Law Symposium later this year.
On Tuesday, September 24, Dean Dodge and Director Wells gave the presentation “Everything You Need to Know About Law School” to an audience thinking about applying to law school. The presentation was co-sponsored by the University of Idaho’s Career Center.
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.
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 Angelique Townsend EagleWoman, associate professor of law and James E. Rogers Fellow in American Indian Law has been appointed to serve as a member of the Diversity Committee of the Law School Admission Council. Townsend EagleWoman will initially serve a one-year term, and the term may be extended for a second year.
Professor John (Jack) Miller released the third edition of his casebook, The Fundamentals of Federal Taxation, (co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Maine) in July 2013. Besides a comprehensive updating, this edition includes a new chapter on the tax treatment of the benefits and costs of education. This is the first edition of the book to be […]
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 […]
Professors Barbara Cosens and Jerrold Long are participants in the NSF funded Waters of the West Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship on Adaptation to change in water resources: science to inform decision-making across disciplines, cultures and scales. Research will take place in the headwaters of the Columbia River Basin and in the Biobío River […]
The U.S. Entity for Columbia River Treaty Review released it draft recommendation to the Department of State on the future of the Columbia River Treaty on September 20, 2013, will be taking public comment during October, and seeks to provide a final recommendation by mid-December. Professor Barbara Cosens represents the University of Idaho on the […]
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture’s Essay, “Securities Regulation of Alternative Litigation Finance,” has been accepted for forthcoming publication in the Securities Regulation Law Journal. The abstract reads: Alternative Litigation Finance – or ALF – is a rapidly growing, largely unregulated industry, which poses myriad potential benefits and problems. Although ALF has attracted significant scholarly attention, the […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
On September 9, Michael A. Satz, Interim Dean, initiated a new Facebook public profile. The profile page serves as an official want to hear from him on any and all College of Law matters. The page was launched in conjunction with the official University of Idaho College of Law page.
On September 5, Michael Satz, Interim Dean, and current 1L students were interviewed by the CBS affiliate in Lewiston. The story was shown on the evening news and then posted online. To read the article and view the video, click here.