Wendy Gerwick Couture
Wendy Gerwick Couture
Associate Dean for Faculty Development & James E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0015
- JD (summa cum laude), Southern Methodist University
- BA (summa cum laude) economics and French, Duke University
Wendy Gerwick Couture is a Professor of Law at the University of Idaho, where she teaches Business Associations, Payment Systems, Property Security, Securities Regulation, and White Collar Crime.
Professor Couture is committed to academic excellence. She received her B.A. from Duke University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Professor Couture earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Southern Methodist University, graduating first in her class. She also served as Texas Survey Editor of the SMU Law Review and was elected to membership in the Order of the Coif.
Professor Couture brings diverse legal experience to the classroom. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She then practiced business and commercial law at a large firm in Dallas, Texas and served as an Assistant Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
Professor Couture enjoys contributing to legal scholarship. Her articles have been published in the Alabama Law Review, University of Cincinnati Law Review, Maryland Law Review, Louisiana Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Baylor Law Review, Loyola Law Journal, SMU Law Review, Seattle University Law Review, Albany Law Review, Pepperdine Law Review, and Securities Regulation Law Journal. Professor Couture’s scholarship is available on the Social Science Research Network: Wendy Gerwick Couture.
- Securities Regulation
- White Collar Crime
- Shapeshifting Securities, 48 SEC. REG. L.J. 320 (2020).
- Principles for State Prosecution of Securities Crime in a Dual-Regulatory, Multi-Enforcer Regime, 22 U. PA. J. BUS. L. 30 (2019).
- Cyan, Reverse-Erie, and the PSLRA Discovery Stay in State Court, 47 SEC. REG. L.J. 21 (2019).
- Prosecuting Securities Fraud Under Section 17(a)(2), 50 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 669 (2019).
- Optimal Issuer Disclosure of Opinions, 86 U. CIN. L. REV. 587 (2018).
- A Glass-Half-Empty Approach to Securities Regulation, 76 MD. L. REV. 360 (2017).
- Price Impact Possibilities, 44 SEC. REG. L.J. 255 (2016).
- RICO 2.0: State RICO Statutes in Opt-Out Securities Litigation, 44 SEC. REG. L.J. 51 (2016).
- Materiality and a Theory of Legal Circularity, 17 U. PA. J. BUS. L. 453 (2015).
- False Statements of Belief As Securities Fraud, 43 SEC. REG. L.J. 351 (2015).
- Answering Halliburton II’s Unanswered Question: Burdens of Production and Persuasion on Price Impact, 43 SEC. REG. L.J. 167 (2015).
- The Collision Between the First Amendment and Securities Fraud, 65 ALA. L. REV. 903 (2014).
- The PSLRA Discovery Stay Meets Complex Litigation: Five Questions Answered, 42 SEC. REG. L.J. 243 (2014).
- Opinions Actionable As Securities Fraud, 73 LA. L. REV. 381 (2013).
- The End of the Vexatiousness Rationale, 41 SEC. REG. L.J. 301 (2013).
- Criminal Securities Fraud and the Lower Materiality Standard, 41 SEC. REG. L.J. 77 (2013).
- The Falsity-Scienter Inference, 40 SEC. REG. L.J. 303 (2012).
- Price Fraud, 63 BAYLOR L. REV. 1 (2011).
- Mixed Statements: The Safe Harbor’s Rocky Shore, 39 SEC. REG. L.J. 257 (2011).
- The Bank Bailout: A License for Sovereign Securities Fraud, 33 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1 (2009).
- White Collar Crime’s Gray Area: The Anomaly of Criminalizing Conduct Not Civilly Actionable, 72 ALB. L. REV. 1 (2009).
- Author, Updates in Securities Regulation, 2019 (Wolters Kluwer 2019).
- Co-Author (with Marc I. Steinberg, Michael J. Kaufman, & Daniel J. Morrissey), Securities Litigation: Law, Policy, and Practice (Carolina Academic Press 2016) (first edition).
- Governing Council, Business and Corporate Law Section of the Idaho State Bar.
- Board of Directors, Idaho Women Lawyers.
- University of Idaho Mid-Career Award Recipient, 2018.
- Peter E. Heiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014, 2016, 2020.
- Recipient, “Women of the Year,” awarded by the Idaho Business Review, 2013.
- Recipient, “Idaho Accomplished Under 40,” awarded by the Idaho Business Review, 2012.
Recent Blog Posts
Posted Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:58:00 -0700
Congratulations to Jonathan Meier (3L) and Stephen Herring (2L) on earning scholarship awards sponsored by the Idaho State Bar’s Business & Corporate Law Section. A panel of practicing attorneys and professors selected the award recipients based on students’ research papers. Read more
University of Idaho Law Faculty Present and Take on Leadership Roles at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting
Posted Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:00:00 -0800
In early January 2019, College of Law faculty descended on New Orleans to attend the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting. Read more
Posted Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:09:00 -0700
Professor Wendy Gerwick Couture, along with 23 other corporate and securities law scholars from across the country, recently participated in a symposium issue of the SMU Law Review commemorating the 50th anniversary of SEC v. Texas Gulf Sulphur Co., 401 F.2d 833 (2d Cir. 1968). Read more