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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

March 2018 - First Monday

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Despite the snow gently falling on campus, March means spring is right around the corner with the U of I College of Law hosting many exciting annual and new events, including the Denton Darrington Annual Lecture, Idaho Law Review Symposium, Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal Symposium, court visits, Admitted Students Day, and new this year – a partnership with the McClure Center to host Policy Pub: The Bench.

Over the past several weeks, I have had to privilege to meet with each member of the faculty to discuss accomplishments and goals. From influential journal articles and scholarly presentations, to serving on State and National Boards, coaching teams, and innovative teaching, our faculty continue the great traditions of the College. When meeting with alumni I am often asked about former professors and hear marvelous stories that often conclude, “there were giants in those days.” I can assure you that giants continue to walk the halls of the College and guide the future generations of Idaho lawyers.
 
This month’s First Monday previews upcoming events, announces exciting news and thanks those who have supported us. Without the support of our alumni and the broader law community, we would not be able to continue to train future lawyers.

Darrington Lecture

The fifth Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government is 5 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, March 22, in the Idaho State Capitol Building’s Lincoln Auditorium in Boise. The lecture will be given by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht. His lecture, "Liberty and Justice for Some" will be speaking on the subject of access to justice.  The lecture will be broadcast live by Idaho Public Television at http://idahoptv.org/insession. There will be a viewing of the livestream at 4 p.m. Pacific Time in the courtroom at the College of Law in Moscow.

Chief Justice Hecht is the 27th chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court. He has been elected to the court six times, first in 1988 as a justice, and most recently in 2014 as chief justice. He is the longest-serving member of the court in Texas history and the senior Texas appellate judge in active service. Throughout his service on the court, Chief Justice Hecht has overseen revisions to the rules of administration, practice and procedure in Texas courts, and was appointed by the chief justice of the United States to the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. Chief Justice Hecht is also active in the court's efforts to ensure that Texans living below the poverty level, as well as others with limited means, have access to basic civil legal services. Read his full biography.

Chief Justice Nathan Hecht
Chief Justice Nathan Hecht

Idaho State Bar Endowment Supports College of Law Tax Students

The Idaho State Bar Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section recently established an endowment that will provide an annual award for tax students at the University of Idaho College of Law. The mission of the section is to provide continuing education, training and networking opportunities and professional development for Idaho lawyers who practice in the areas of federal, state and location taxation, probate and trust law. The intent of the newly created annual award is to recognize and award students achieving high academic success, and to encourage students to volunteer with the Idaho State Bar and participate in section membership, volunteerism and leadership as they embark upon the practice of law in Idaho. If you would like to learn more about giving to the College of Law, contact Michele Bartlett at 208-364-4044 or bartlett@uidaho.edu.

Professor Wendy Couture wins Mid-Career Faculty Award

Congratulations to Professor Wendy Couture for being selected to receive the University of Idaho Mid-Career Faculty Award. This award was established in 2011-12 to acknowledge achievements made by faculty usually during the middle of their career, who have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding scholarship, teaching, and engagement.  Faculty recipients are considered one of the university’s most gifted faculty members who serve as role models, a source of inspiration to students and whose scholarship or creative activities contributes to the intellectual development and lives of people in Idaho and globally.  Eligible faculty will have completed three years of full-time service at the university in either tenured, tenure track, or non-tenure track professorial ranks, including faculty at large.

Wendy Gerwick Couture
Professor Wendy Couture

Law Student of the Year

Congratulations to Jessalyn Hopkin for being named to NationalJurist's Top 20 Law Students of the Year list. These students are ones who have contributed the most to their schools and communities. Hopkin is pursuing a Juris Doctor so she can address problems of the child welfare system. A single mother of a young son, Hopkin has been an advocate for students at the growing Boise location. She is a driving force in the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Street Law Clinic; she has advocated for equal representation of Boise, and she is part of many campus organizations. Read more.

Policy Pub: The Bench

The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research and University of Idaho College of Law have partnered to sponsor a discussion on policy and the law in Boise.

The March edition of the university’s Policy Pub series will feature a panel of judges from Idaho’s courts from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise. Speakers include Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick, Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody and 4th District Judge Nancy Baskin of Boise.


Jessalyn Hopkin
Jessalyn Hopkin - Law Student of the Year

Idaho Law Review Symposium

The University of Idaho College of Law’s 2018 Idaho Law Review Symposium issue will study the impact of Terry v. Ohio, a decision nearly 50 years old. The symposium is April 6, 2018 at the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho State Capitol.

This year's keynote speaker is Erwin Chemerinsky, who began his tenure as dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law on July 1, 2017. Previously, he was the founding dean and distinguished professor of law and a recipient of the Raymond Endowed Chair in First Amendment Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He is the author of 10 books, including “The Case Against the Supreme Court,” published by Viking in 2014, and two books published by Yale University Press in 2017, “Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable” and “Free Speech on Campus” (with Howard Gillman). He also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He writes a weekly column for the Orange County Register, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court. Register here.

Have a great March,

Mark L. Adams
Dean
College of Law


Upcoming Events

Policy Pub: The Bench
5:30-6:30 p.m. MT
March 20, 2018
Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise

Denton Darrington Lecture
5 p.m. MT
March 22, 2018
Idaho State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium, Boise

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Visit
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
March 29, 2018
Menard Law Building

Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal Symposium
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT
March 30, 2018
Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center

Idaho Supreme Court Visit
8:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT
April 5, 2018
Menard Law Building

Idaho Law Review: 2018 Symposium
Terry v. Ohio at 50: Considering the Past, Present and Future of Stop-and-Frisk
April 6, 2018
Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center

Erwin Chemerinsky
Idaho Law Review Symposium Keynote Speaker Erwin Chemerinsky

College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu