College of Law Accomplishments

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 Kate Evans Authors Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of Leading Global Scholars in International Refugee Law

Professor Kate Evans submitted an amici curiae brief on behalf of eight leading international refugee law scholars across five countries to the Board of Immigration Appeals. The brief addressed the proper interpretation of one of the disqualifying grounds in U.S. asylum law and is derived from Professor Evans’ research available here. The case is on […]

Jack Miller Joins Gem State Tax Symposium Board

Professor Jack Miller has joined the Board of Trustees of The Gem State Tax Symposium. The symposium was founded by Boise State University Business Professor Bill Lathen and University of Idaho College of Law Professor Barbara Lock in 2013.  It is jointly sponsored by the BSU College of Business and Economics (COBE) and the UI […]

Professor Stephen R. Miller releases ground-breaking wildfire planning guide featured in Boise Weekly

Professor Stephen R. Miller and a team of colleagues from the University of Idaho Bioregional Planning Program and the Boise State University Public Policy Research Center have released a ground-breaking, 167-page report on wildfire planning for Idaho’s local communities.  The guide, Planning for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface:  A Resource Guide for Idaho Communities, was […]

Barbara Cosens will lead research on how the law treats in-stream flows and water transfer as part of a project lead by WSU

University of Idaho researchers will bring a law and policy perspective to a Washington State University project studying how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River Basin. Barbara Cosens, a professor in the College of Law with an expertise in water law, will lead research on how […]

UI Law Faculty Speak at 2016 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting

College of Law faculty were featured in two continuing legal education programs at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting on July 13-15, 2006, in Boise. Professor Maureen Laflin, Director of Clinical Programs at the College of Law, was co-principal presenter of the program titled, “Settler’s Remorse: Challenges in Rescinding a Mediated Settlement Agreement.”  She collaborated with Boise attorney (and UI Law alumnus) Merlyn Clark in discussing legal, ethical, […]

College of Law Makes List of Top Law Schools for Trial Ad and Alternative Dispute Resolution

In the spring 2016 issue of preLaw magazine, the University of Idaho College of Law made the list of Top Law Schools for Trial Advocacy and its Alternative Dispute Resolution program, receiving an A- for both. Law schools were judged on providing students practical, live client experience. Instead of reading how to practice law in […]

College of Law Leaps 16 Spots in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of Idaho College of Law climbed 16 spots on the U.S. News & World Report rankings of best law schools in the nation, up to position 111. This significant rise is one of the highest in the country and puts the college ahead of other law schools in Eastern Washington, Montana, Wyoming, North […]

2016 Winners of Martin Luther King Jr. Art & Essay Contest Announced

The 2016 winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Art & Essay Contest have been announced. The winner in each category receives $500, and each honorable mention submission receives $100. Graduate Essay Winner: Maria Florentina Mejia – “¡Viva la Revolución!” (Long Live the Revolution) Honorable Mention: Evy Sotelo – “Indulging the Diversity of Beautiful Minds” […]

Congratulations to Barb Lock and Terri Muse–Who Made the List of IBR’s 50 Women of the Year

The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to congratulate Barbara Zanzig Lock, director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and lecturer of Tax Law at the College of Law in Boise, and Terri Muse, assistant dean for external relations, also at the College of Law in Boise who made the 2016 list of Idaho Business Review’s […]

College of Law Annual Food Drive Surpasses Last Year’s Donations

The University of Idaho College of Law held its annual food drive for the Moscow Food Bank. The contributions from 2015 surpassed all the groups’ efforts from last year. The donations totaled 600 food items and $3,648 in cash. The College of Law wishes to recognize Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), the Black Law Student Association […]

Associate Professor of Law Michael Satz Named Leader in Diversity by National Jurist Magazine

The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to congratulate Michael Satz, associate professor of law, associate vice president and executive officer of the Boise location. Satz was named a Leader in Diversity in the fall 2015 issue of National Jurist magazine. Read more. We are all very proud of you, Professor Satz!

Professor Anastasia Telesetsky Awarded Ian Axford New Zealand Fellowship

The University of Idaho College of Law wishes to congratulate Professor Anastasia Telesetsky who has been awarded a 2016 Ian Axford New Zealand Fellowship in Public Policy. Two to five fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding mid-career professionals so they can conduct research and gain policy experience at the country level in New Zealand for […]

College of Law Welcomes University of Chicago Law School Professor Lee Fennell to Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center

The University of Idaho College of Law is excited to welcome University of Chicago Law School professor Lee Fennell (Chicago) to Boise this Friday for our first faculty colloquium in the new Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center in Boise.  Prof. Fennell will be discussing her draft paper, “The Distributive Deficit in Law and Economics.” More […]

Professor EagleWoman Elected Deputy Chair of the FBA’s Indian Law Section Executive Board

Congratulations to Professor Angelique EagleWoman who was recently elected as Deputy Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Section Executive Board. Professor EagleWoman has had a history of service with the FBA Indian Law Section, including as the Secretary of the Indian Law Section Board from 2013 to 2015. She also served as the […]

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 Receives High Grades From preLaw Magazine – Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 issue of preLaw magazine was just released and the University of Idaho College of Law was recognized for the following: The College of Law received an A- for Practical Training, which includes clinics and externships. The College of Law was mentioned in “Around the Nation” for its participation in the U.S. Patent […]

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 […]

Annual Denton Darrington Lecture Explores the Constitution and Technology

The University of Idaho College of Law held its annual Denton Darrington Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Idaho Supreme Court Courtroom in Boise. This year’s keynote was Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. Rosen also is a nonresident senior […]

College of Law Named Top Law School for International Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

According to the Winter 2015 issue of preLaw Magazine, the University of Idaho College of Law has been named a Top Law School for International Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. For the first designation, schools are chosen based on location, how long they have had a program in place, and, of course, experiential learning opportunities. […]

Adaptive Governance and the Columbia River Treaty: Report co-authored by Professor Barbara Cosens

The Program on Water Issues at the Munk School of Global Affairs, U. Toronto, released a report by Nigel Bankes (U. Calgary) and Barbara Cosens (U. Idaho) on Protocols for Adaptive Water Governance: The Future of the Columbia River Treaty  on October 21.  The report examines international models for achieving bounded flexibility in transboundary water governance, […]

Professor Barbara Cosens serves as Master of Ceremonies for the 10th Annual Palouse Basin Water Summit

Professor Barbara Cosens was the Master of Ceremonies for the 10th Annual Palouse Basin Water Summit on Thursday evening October 16, 2014 at the best Western University Inn, Moscow, Idaho.  The annual event is held to facilitate information sharing and a dialogue on the Palouse basin aquifers shared by the communities of Moscow, Pullman and […]

Water Adjudication in the Western United States

2014 marks the completion of two major water adjudications in the western United States: the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA) in Idaho which began in 1987; and the Big Horn Adjudication in Wyoming which began in 1977.  Stream adjudication is a process of determining the relative rights of water use on a shared source for […]

College of Law Listed as a Best Value Law School in preLaw Magazine

In its 2014 Back to School issue, preLaw Magazine named the University of Idaho College of Law on its list of Best Value law schools. They only featured 53 ABA-accredited law schools. The article includes some interesting analysis on the “best value” of attending law schools in rural states and/or small towns. Out of the top […]

College of Law Accepted to USPTO Trademark Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the selection of several law schools that will join the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program this fall. Ten law schools will join the Trademark portion of the program, including the UI College of Law. These law schools join the 28 […]

UI College of Law Makes List of National Jurist Magazine Best Value Law Schools

University of Idaho College of Law was named on the Best Value List by National Jurist magazine. Only 53 schools made the cut! National Jurist looked at a number of academic and financial variables, including the College of Law’s price of tuition, student debt accumulation, employment success, bar passage rate and cost of living. Employment is given […]

College of Law Begins Second-Year Program in Boise This August

The Idaho State Board of Education had already approved the UI College of Law Second-Year in Boise program, and the Idaho Legislature and Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter allocated funding in the last legislative session to support the program. In addition to admitting rising second-year law students at UI, the college will also accept applications from […]

Alumna Sara Berry Named Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40

Congratulations to Sara Berry ’07 on being named one of Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40! Honorees were selected from more than 150 nominations and rated in four categories: professional accomplishments, leadership skills, community involvement and long-term goals. Berry is currently an associate at Stoel Rives. On June 26, 2014, at the Boise Centre, there […]

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University of Idaho Selects New Dean for the College of Law

The University of Idaho College of Law has named Mark Adams, professor at Valparaiso University School of Law, as its next dean. Adams will assume leadership of the Moscow, Idaho, College of Law in June, replacing interim dean Michael Satz. Dean Satz has led the College of Law since May, when former dean Don Burnett was […]

BYU Law Review Publishes Professor Jack Miller’s Article on Wealth Transfer Tax Planning

The Brigham Young University Law Review has just published Professor Jack Miller’s article, Wealth Transfer Tax Planning for 2013 and Beyond. 2013 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 879-948. This article, co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Maine, addresses estate tax planning following the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA).  On January 1, 2013, Congress avoided […]

UI College of Law Leaps Ahead in U.S. News & World Report Ranking

The University of Idaho College of Law jumped 16 spots in the newest U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. The report analyzed more than 200 law programs, and the UI climbed to 118—the seventh highest gain out of all law schools. “While these rankings should not be the only basis for choosing a […]

Professor Dale Goble Makes National News–Congratulations!

Congratulations to University of Idaho College of Law Professor Dale Goble, quoted in yesterday’s article “Changes sought for endangered act” by Matthew Brown from the Associated Press. Way to go, Professor Goble! This is a great accomplishment for Goble and the College of Law.  

College of Law Recognized by preLaw Magazine for Environmental Law Program

The University of Idaho College of Law is pleased to announce that we have been recognized again for our natural resources and environmental law program in the Winter 2014 issue of preLaw magazine. For the second consecutive year, we have been listed as a top school for this specialty. The list includes law schools that offer a concentration […]

Law Students and Faculty Selected for Alumni Awards for Excellence

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; […]

NREL Alumnus Testifies on Columbia River Treaty Review Before Senate Committee

College of Law Natural Resources and Environmental Law alumnus Greg Haller, Conservation Director for Pacific Rivers Council, will testify Thursday November 7 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, chaired by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden. Washington Senator Maria Cantwell and Idaho Senator Jim Risch are also on the committee.  The hearing will […]

EagleWoman Named One of Nine Notable Women Who Rule American Indian Law

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

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 John A. Miller Releases the Third Edition of The Fundamentals of Federal Taxation

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 […]

Countdown for the Columbia River Treaty Review

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 Stephen R. Miller and Economic Development Clinic win “Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice” from APA Idaho

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, […]