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College of Law

Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
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College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

March 3, 2014 - First Monday

In this Issue:

Finalists for College of Law Dean to Visit Campus

The seal of IdahoFinal candidates for the Dean of the University of Idaho College of Law have been announced and are scheduled to visit the Moscow campus and Boise program. (As of the date of the March First Monday, candidate Michael Satz will have already visited.)  The final candidates and their campus visit dates are as follows:

  • Michael Satz, Interim Dean University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, February 24; Boise, February 25;
  • Christian A. Johnson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah School of Law, Moscow, March 4; Boise, March 5;
  • Mark L. Adams, Professor of Law at Valparaiso University Law School, Moscow, March 6; Boise, March 7.

Each candidate will participate in an open session where faculty, students, staff and stakeholders will hear a presentation by the candidate and have the opportunity to ask questions. These sessions will also be recorded and available for review on the dean search website. More information about each candidate, the dates when they will be in Moscow and Boise, information about viewing the recorded sessions, and details about providing feedback is available at Dean Search College of Law.

1L Students Christine Dodd and Dee Sonntag Win 1st Place in ABA Competition

Dee and ChristineFeb. 22–23, the University of Idaho College of Law hosted the regional competition of the American Bar Association (ABA) Representation in Mediation Competition in Boise.

Region 10 participants from Oregon, Washington, Northern California, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming gathered at the University of Idaho Boise Water Center to compete for the opportunity to advance to nationals, which will be held April 2–3, in Miami, Fla.

Noted judges this year included:

  • Merlyn Clark '64, who has more than 45 years’ experience managing complex civil litigation in state and federal courts before administrative agencies and arbitration panels.
  • Linda Copple-Trout '77, who holds degrees in marketing, management and law from the University of Idaho.
  • Anthony Martinez, who received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California School of Law, Berkeley. He is a special lecturer in the department of management at Boise State University and was selected as vice president of the Idaho Mediation Association.

University of Idaho College of Law students Christine Dodd and Dee Sonntag won 1st place in the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition and will compete in Miami in April.

Idaho Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates Visit Moscow Campus

Hon. Candy DaleOn February 3, the College of Law hosted a professionalism program produced by the American Board of Trial Advocates entitled “Civility Matters:  Why Civility and Why Not?” The program was designed by the ABOTA in an effort to promote the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the profession.

The College of Law welcomed panelists The Hon. Candy Dale ‘82, Chief U.S. Magistrate for the District of Idaho, J. Walter Sinclair ’78, Partner at Holland and Hart Boise, and Richard Hall, Of Counsel and Attorney at Duke Scanlan Hall, LLP Boise. The American Board of Trial Advocates offers this program to their chapters to use in local professional development programming with special emphasis on outreach to law schools. The College of Law is honored to have these distinguished Idaho attorneys come to campus to share this very valuable and important program with law students.

Save the Date: March 28—Native American Law Conference

Native American Law Conference Friday, March 28, the Native American Law Conference, sponsored by James E. Rogers—one of the Top 12 philanthropists in the nation according to Time magazine—will be held in the University of Idaho College of Law Courtroom.

This day-long conference on Idaho Indian Law Basics will feature presentations that cover the most important fundamentals of practicing law in Indian Country today, with a specific focus on Idaho. The presentations and discussions are designed to provide an updated overview of the fundamentals of Indian law.

Presentations and discussion topics include:

  • The Federal Indian Trust Responsibility;
  • Tribal Governments and Sovereign Immunity;
  • Criminal Jurisdiction;
  • Taxation;
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act;
  • Indian Probate Matters; and
  • Water Rights.

Idaho Law Review Symposium “Resilient Cities: Environment/Economy/Equity” Set for April 4

Idaho LAw Review symposium logoThe 2014 Idaho Law Review Symposium will focus on defining city resilience and addressing the question of how cities can best implement resiliency in a time of limited resources. Panelists will discuss cutting-edge, non-traditional legal approaches to implementing environmental and social projects that promote city resilience. Local and national experts on city planning, governance and sustainability will participate in the program.

The symposium will offer 7 CLE credits for attorneys in attendance. Early registration is recommended as limited seating is available. 

The Idaho Law Review has been the scholarly voice of the University of Idaho College of Law and a valuable resource for judges, practitioners, and scholars around the country for more than 40 years.