MOSCOW, IDAHO 83844-2321

Telephone: (208) 885-4977



ABA Approved Since 1925

What makes a law school distinctive? At the University of Idaho it is a model of legal education that combines a collegial learning experience in one of America’s smallest, selective law schools with an opportunity for professional development in a metropolitan setting. From the friendly residential campus in Moscow to the stimulating urban environment in Boise, the College of Law provides all four ingredients of a comprehensive, leading-edge professional education: 1) Substantive legal expertise 2) Interdisciplinary and global perspectives 3) Practical lawyering skills 4) Sound ethical values


Legal education at Idaho is remarkably cost-effective. The College of Law provides exceptional value in relation to cost, and has embedded leading-edge technology in the law school facility. Idaho also offers the advantage of reciprocal admissions to the Bars of 24 other States, making it a gateway to professional opportunities throughout the U.S.


Founded in 1909, the College of Law has established a reputation for excellence. It is one of the oldest members of the AALS (1914) in addition to being ABA-accredited since 1925. The College enrolls only about 100-110 new students each year, assuring that each student receives individual attention. The student body typically represents more than 100 colleges and universities and more than 25 states, and several foreign countries. The College promotes diversity and is committed to increasing opportunities for women and underrepresented populations.


Faculty members are known for their dedication to the profession of teaching and for their informal accessibility outside the classroom. Members of the faculty have chaired or anchored national educational and professional committees, served in the judiciary, and assisted executive and legislative agencies in many law reform projects.


The curriculum increasingly reflects the College’s strategic emphases upon natural resources and environmental law, business law and entrepreneurism, American Indian Law, and advocacy and dispute resolution. The natural resources area is enriched by an innovative water law and policy program known as 9 Water of the West, 9 emphasizing law and science. The College is home to the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution. It also sponsors a major annual natural resources law conference as well as an American Indian law conference, and is home to the ground breaking Critical Legal Studies Journal, The Crit.


The College is recognized for its high ratio of clinical education opportunities per student. It offers third-year students the opportunity to study law and lawyering skills through the representation of clients in a wide variety of cases under the supervision of clinical faculty. Students also may gain transactional experience in a small business legal clinic. In addition, students may participate in a 9 Semester in Practice 9 program in Boise as well as a host of internships in Idaho and elsewhere.


The College also is recognized for its commitment to public interest law. All law students participate in a universal pro bono service program. The program enables every student to engage in an activity that improves access to justice or the administration of justice, under the guidance of a lawyer or judge.


The College of Law building features a courtroom that is periodically used by the United States Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit), Idaho Supreme Court and Idaho Court of Appeals and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The building contains classrooms with new technology, full service library, discussion areas, an interactive video classroom, and seminar rooms. The entire building provides wireless connectivity, TV videotaping equipment, and other modern technological advances now having an impact on the practice of law.


The library of the College of Law contains more than 241,200 volumes (a favorable collection to-student ratio) and more than 4,930 active serial subscriptions. Its subscriptions to LEXIS, Westlaw, Hein-on-line, and other electronic databases enable students to learn the most up-to-date methods for legal research. Membership in the Western Library Network (WLN) allows library staff to access holdings of approximately 300 libraries in the Pacific Northwest. The University of Idaho is a centerpiece of 9 The Palouse, 9 a picturesque area of rolling, wheat covered hills and forested mountains. Moscow, the university’s hometown, is a thriving retail and hospitality center as well as a regional center for the arts and gateway to a wonderland of recreational opportunities. Washington State University, with an enrollment of approximately 20,000, is located eight miles west. Between these two major universities, students enjoy an exceptionally wide range of social, cultural, and educational opportunities. Numerous ski areas are within driving distance of the school, while the Idaho countryside, rivers, and lakes beckon to everyone who yearns to lead a healthy outdoor life.


Dean: Donald L. Burnett (208) 885-4977

Associate Dean: Elizabeth Barker Brandt (208) 885-4977

Associate Dean: Richard H. Seamon (208) 885-4977

Business Manager: Linda Kiss (208) 885-6208

Financial Aid - Admissions Officer: Stephen Perez (208) 885-6423

Law Library Director: John Hasko (208) 885-6521

Director of Development: Michele Bartlett (208) 364-4044

Career Services Director: Anne-Marie Fulfer (208) 885-2742

Academic Support Director: Nancy Luebbert (208) 885-6211




DONALD L. BURNETT, (Law Professor), born Pocatello, Idaho, October 1, 1946; admitted to bar, 1972, Idaho. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1968); University of Chicago (J.D., 1971); University of Virginia (LL.M., 1990). COURSES:Professional Responsibility, Indian Natural Resources Law.


HELEN ALBERTSON-PLOUCHA, (Law Professor), born Iowa City, Iowa, May 12, 1958; admitted to bar, 1997, Pennsylvania and New Jersey (inactive). Education: Mankato State University (B.S., 1981); University of Pennsylvania; Temple University (J.D., 1997).


MARK DAVID ANDERSON, (Law Professor), born Minot, North Dakota, August 29, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Minnesota. Education: Macalester College (B.A., 1973); University of Chicago (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Antitrust, Business Associations, Criminal Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition.


D. BENJAMIN BEARD, (Law Professor), born Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 1954; admitted to bar, 1982, Ohio. Education: University of Cincinnati (B.A., 1977); Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Commercial Law, Commercial Paper, International Business Transactions, Property, Sales, Surety. Email:beardb @


ELIZABETH BARKER BRANDT, (Law Professor), born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 26, 1957; admitted to bar, 1982, Ohio. Education: College of Wooster (B.A., 1979); Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing, Trusts, Wills, Community Property, Estates, Family Law.


ANNEMARIE BRIDY, (Law Professor), born Darby, Pennsylvania, 1968; admitted to bar, 2004, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Education: Boston University (B.A., 1990); University of California, Irvine (M.A., 1992; Ph.D., 1998); Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., 2004). COURSES:Contracts, Intellectual Property.


BARBARA COSENS, (Law Professor), born Marysville, California, October 18, 1955; Education: University of California, Davis (B.S., 1977); University of Washington, Seattle (M.S., 1982); University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D., 1990); Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (LL.M., 2002). COURSES: Property, Water Law, Environmental Law.


PATRICK COSTELLO, (Law Professor), born Hillsboro, Kansas, 1949; admitted to bar, 1977, Massachusetts; 1979, Idaho. Education: Kansas University (B.A., 1973); Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Clinical, Domestic Violence Clinic, Tax Clinic, Pro Se Clinic, Trial Advocacy, Lawyering Process, American National Government, Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure.


LEE B. DILLION, (Law Professor), born Decatur, Illinois, January 18, 1955; admitted to bar, 1979, Illinois; 1981, Idaho. Education: University of Illinois (B.A., 1976); University of Chicago (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Business Law, Externships. Email:dillion @


ANGELIQUE A. EAGLEWOMAN, (Law Professor), born Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation; admitted to bar, 1998, South Dakota and North Dakota; 1999, District of Columbia; 2005, Oklahoma. Education: Stanford University (B.A., Political Science, 1993); University of North Dakota School of Law (J.D., 1998); University of Tulsa College of Law (LL.M., American Indian and Indigenous Law, 2004). COURSES:Native American Law, Native Natural Resources, Civil Procedure I & II. Email:eaglewoman @


DALE D. GOBLE, (Law Professor), born Boise, Idaho, November 28, 1947; admitted to bar, 1978, Oregon. Education: Columbia University (A.B., 1975); University of Oregon (J.D., 1978). COURSES:Administrative Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Torts.


JOHN J. HASKO, (Law Professor), born New York City, New York, January 3, 1945; admitted to bar, 1980, Texas. Education: Siena College (B.A., 1965); Fordham University (M.A., 1967, 1970); St. Mary’s University (J.D., 1980); University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (M.S., 1981). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing.


MAUREEN E. LAFLIN, (Law Professor), born St. Louis, Missouri, March 21, 1955; admitted to bar, 1982, Missouri; 1984, Pennsylvania; 1992, Idaho and U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Dayton (B.S., 1977); St. Louis University (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Clinical, Skills Training.


MONIQUE C. LILLARD, (Law Professor), born Los Angeles, California, September 22, 1957; admitted to bar, 1983, California. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1979); University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Labor and Employment Law, Remedies, Torts.


JERROLD LONG, (Law Professor), born Hilo, Hawaii, 1973; admitted to bar, 2000, Colorado; 2002, Idaho. Education: Utah State University (B.S., 1997); University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 2000); University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D., anticipated 2008). COURSES:Property, Environmental Law.


JAMES S. MACDONALD, (Law Professor), born Lynwood, California, June 27, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Texas. Education: Pomona College (B.A., 1966); University of California, Berkeley (J.D., 1969). COURSES:Legal Accounting, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Securities Regulation, Sports Law.


DEBORAH MCINTOSH, (Law Professor), born Indianapolis, Indiana, January 13, 1958; admitted to bar, 1991, Idaho; 1993, Washington. Education: University of Idaho (B.S., 1980; J.D., 1991); Golden Gate University (M.S., 1986). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing, The Tax Clinic - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Email:debmcin @


JOHN A. MILLER, (Law Professor), born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 2, 1950; admitted to bar, 1976, Kentucky. Education: University of Kentucky (B.A., 1972; J.D., 976); University of Florida (LL.M., 1987). COURSES:Legal Accounting, Business lanning, Estate Planning, Evidence, Legal Research, Taxation, Federal.


LAURIE O’ NEAL, (Law Professor), born Peoria, Illinois, May 13, 1956; admitted to bar, 1992, Colorado. Education: St. Ambrose University (B.A., 1985); University of Iowa (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Legal Writing, Evidence. Email: loneal @


ABIGAIL AIKENS PATTHOFF, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2007, West Virginia. Education: West Virginia University (B.A., 2003); West Virginia University, College of Law (J.D., 2006). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing.


MICHAELA. SATZ, (Law Professor), born Amarillo, Texas, March 7, 1968; admitted to bar, 2000, Texas; 2001, Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court; 2001, Southern District of Texas U.S. District Court. Education: Southern Methodist University (B.S., B.A., 1990); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2000). COURSES:Contracts, Secured Transactions and Creditor’s Rights, Consumer Law.


MONICA SCHURTMAN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1991, New York. Education: State University of New York (B.A., 1982); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1990). COURSES:Contracts, Secured Transactions and Creditor’s Rights, Consumer Law.


RICHARD H. SEAMON, (Law Professor), born Baltimore, Maryland, August 18, 1959; Education: Johns Hopkins University (B.A., 1980; M.A., 1981); Duke Law School (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, Lawyering Process.


ARTHUR D. SMITH, JR., (Law Professor), born Logan, Utah, November 6, 1942; admitted to bar, 1968, District of Columbia. Education: Utah State University (B.S., 1965); George Washington University (J.D., 1968). COURSES: Environmental Law, Natural Resource Law.


ANASTASIA TELESETSKY, (Law Professor), born Maryland, June 24, 1972; admitted to bar, 2000, California; 2001, Washington; 2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1993); University of California, Santa Barbara (M.A., Anthropology, 1997); University of California, Berkeley Law School (J.D., 2000); University of British Columbia (LL.M., 2009). COURSES: Public International Law, International Environmental Law, Conflict of Laws, Cultural Heritage Law. Email:atelesetsky @


CAROLE WELLS, (Law Professor), born St. Pierre, Manitoba, Canada, 1961; admitted to bar, 2003, Idaho. Education: Idaho State University (B.A., 2000); University of Idaho College of Law (J.D., 2003). COURSES:Clinical, Victims’ Rights Clinic.


ALAN FITZGERALD WILLIAMS, (Law Professor), born Union, West Virginia, February 14, 1964; admitted to bar, 1998, Virginia; 2004, Colorado. Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.A., 1986); University of South Carolina (1982-1983); University of Maryland School of Law (1993-1995); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1998). COURSES:Criminal Law, Procedure, Trial Advocacy, Evidence.