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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

Patrick Costello

Patrick D. Costello is an emeritus law professor at the University of Idaho, College of Law, where he has supervised the Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Clinic, the General Practice Clinic, and the Mediation Clinic. He is a principal, lawyer-mediator, and arbitrator for CDA ADR in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He is also a judge of the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane Tribal Courts.

Prof. Costello has taught Trial Advocacy, Negotiation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution, Professional Responsibility, The Lawyering Process (Pre-trial Civil Procedure), Domestic Violence and the Law Lab, Pro Se Clinic, Tax Clinic, and Victims’ Rights Clinic.  

Prof. Costello was a member of the Supreme Courts “Protecting Children Committee” and a co-author of the “Idaho Protocol for Protecting Children of High Conflict Divorce”. He compiled the “Idaho Benchguide and Clerk’s Manual” CD-rom published by Westgroup for the Idaho judiciary. He also was the Director of the Court Assistance Offices Project and of the Innovative Bench Access to Resources Project, both for the Idaho Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the law school faculty, Professor Costello was a magistrate judge in Clearwater County, Idaho for seven years.  During that time he also served as an adjunct faculty member for University of Idaho College of Law and for Lewis Clark State College. He practiced law in Boise, Idaho, for twelve years, where he was legal counsel to Idaho Governors Evans and Andrus, and a partner in the law firm of Park Costello and Burkett.  

In 1999, Professor Costello received the Award of Distinction presented by the Family Law Section of the Idaho State Bar. Other awards he has received include the “Public Citizen of the Year” award from the North Branch of the Idaho Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (1999), “Outstanding Young Man of Idaho” from the Idaho Jaycees (1983), and “Best Broadcast News Series of the Year” presented by the Idaho Press Club (1978). 

He is married to Donna Kay Fladager, and has two grown sons, Quinn and Alex.

Patrick D. Costello

Professor Emeritus of Law (1999-2013)

Office

2744 N White Pines Dr. Coeur d Alene, ID. 83815

Phone

208-874-2998

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Mailing Address

2744 N White Pines

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

  • B.A. University of Kansas, Political Science, Philosophy 1973
  • J.D. Boston University, Law 1976

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