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University of Idaho College of Law

Established in 1909, the University of Idaho College of Law is among the best small state public law schools in the U.S. We emphasize quality over quantity and currently have 446 students enrolled between Moscow and Boise. Our small size and nationally recognized faculty guarantee the personal attention each student deserves. Your support directly leads to greater student enrollment, engagement and success.

Gifts made during Vandal Giving Day support our:

College of Law Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Fund allows the College of Law to recruit and retain the best, brightest and most deserving future lawyers. In fact, more than half of this year’s first-year students have received financial support from this scholarship fund. With an average debt load of $98,000 for U of I law students, the scholarship fund provides critical financial support that makes a legal education as affordable as it can be and allows our students to return to their communities to begin their legal career.

 

 Your gift to our scholarship fund will allow some of our most deserving students to pursue and continue their legal education. 

College of Law Excellence Fund

Your gift to the College of Law Excellence Fund creates opportunities for law students to be competitive in national Moot Court, Negotiation and other lawyering competitions. In 2019, U of I’s Moot Court team traveled to compete in Missoula, Montana, while our Negotiation team traveled to New Orleans to compete in the NFL Negotiation Competition Team just before Superbowl Sunday. In addition to experiential learning opportunities, excellence funds are used to outfit and upgrade the technology and sound in our larger classrooms to allow for effective distance learning.


In 2019, Excellence Fund resources were used to create a family-friendly study room and a nursing room for new parents. These designated rooms provide a place for students to study while keeping children close and safe. It also keeps noise away from other students. These rooms have allowed our students to schedule play/study dates where the children can play and the parents can study.

 

Family-friendly Study Room

 A gift to the excellence fund is the easiest way to impact students in the College of Law.

College of Law Faculty Scholarship

A scholarship fund has been established to honor the 180 combined teaching years of Professors Anderson, Beard, Cosens, Laflin, Lillard and Miller and recent retirees Dean Burnett, and Professors Brandt and Goble. The College of Law Faculty Scholarship will be given each year to a rising 3L student based on need and a demonstrated commitment to public service, the community and the College of Law. A gift to this scholarship will not only help a returning student in need, it will also honor the many retiring members of the faculty of the College of Law who have given so much to legal education in the state of Idaho.

 

2020 retiring faculty. Mark Anderson, Ben Beard, Barb Cosens, Maureen Laflin, Monique Lillard and Jack Miller.

Native American Law Program

The Native American Law Program at the University of Idaho College of Law is focused on providing law students with a foundation in the interrelationship between Tribal Law, Federal Indian Law and State Law. Led by Professor Dylan Hedden-Nicely in collaboration with regional tribal nations, the Native American Law Program allows students to participate in the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), serve as fellows in the Indian Estate Planning Program, receive training in the Tribal Court CASA program and compete in the annual NALSA moot court competition.  

Student scholarship recipient with Nez Perce Office of General Counsel.

College of Law Legal Aid Clinics

In 2020, the College of Law offered four legal clinics: the Family Justice Center and the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic in Boise, and the Immigration Law Clinic and Main Street Legal Clinic located in Moscow. Each clinic makes significant contributions to the communities they serve and to the practical education of law students. This past year, the Family Justice Clinic provided free legal assistance that impacted 262 families in and around Ada County, many of whom were escaping abusive situations. In recent years, the Main Street Legal Clinic resolved the Syringa lawsuit impacting residents in a Latah County mobile home park. Last year, the Entrepreneur Clinic advised 30 Idaho businesses through 1,100 hours of professional legal services. 

Family Justice Clinic Director and 3L law students.

Your gift supports the College of Law legal clinics as they prepare our students for client interactions and real-world, practical lawyering experience.

College of Law Student Emergency Fund

These funds can truly help make the difference for students who are faced with a crisis situation and need short-term financial assistance. The purpose of the fund is to provide one-time awards to students who are in danger of withdrawing due to unanticipated, temporary financial hardships resulting from emergency or crisis situations. Situations might include, but are not limited to accidents, medical or dental emergencies, natural disasters, travel emergencies, need for temporary housing or child care emergencies. The funds are awarded as a grant to alleviate short-term financial needs. 


Judge Alfred C. "Bud" Hagan Memorial Fund/Bankruptcy Moot Court

The Alfred C. “Bud” Hagan Memorial Fund is a dedicated scholarship fund at the University of Idaho College of Law that primarily supports the participation of second- and third-year law students in the annual Hon. Conrad Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition. 

Hagan was a beloved federal court bankruptcy judge and Fourth District Judge for Ada County. A native of Moscow, he dearly loved the University of Idaho, particularly the College of Law. With your help, the Hagan Memorial Fund will continue to provide excellence in bankruptcy advocacy education, proven out by the fact that many Duberstein competitors are now prominent bankruptcy practitioners and trustees in Idaho and throughout the Northwest region.

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Vandal Student Experience Leaderboard
The three funds with the highest number of gifts will earn $1,000 each, courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation. Applicable funds include Equity & Diversity, fellowships, emergency funds, study abroad programs, Operation Education, WWAMI, student clubs, Greek funds and many more!
Rank Prize Programs Gifts
1 $1,000 Kristin Clovis Gamma Phi Beta Memorial Scholarship 102
2 $1,000 McCall Field Campus Excellence Fund 80
3 $1,000 Support the Campus (McCall Field Campus Infrastructure) 50
4 Vandal Promise Scholarships 45
5 Vandal Marching Band Scholarships 42
6 Library Dean's Excellence Fund 39
7 Fraternity & Sorority Opportunity Fund 35
8 CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment 35
9 Vandal Food Pantry 33
10 LGBTQA 27
11 Bruce & Kathy Pitman Fund for Student Emergencies 22
12 Raven Scholars Program 21
13 Alumni Excellence Fund 20
14 Friends of the Women's Center 19
15 Richard T. & Bonnie L. Jacobsen Scholars in Engineering Endowment 18
16 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) 18
17 Vandal Marching Band Excellence Fund 17
18 Alumni Homecoming Decorations 17
19 Margaret Fosberg Alpha Gamma Delta Scholarship Endowment 16
20 Native American Student Center (NASC) 16
21 Delta Delta Delta Scholarship Endowment 15
22 Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) Arena 15
23 Sigma Chi Seven Founders Scholarship Endowment 14
24 CLASS Student Emergency Fund 12
25 SAE True Gentlemen's Scholarship 12
26 Center for Secure & Dependable Systems - CSDS 11
27 Native American Law Program 10
28 Cattle Drive Team Endowment for Agricultural Commodity Risk Management 10
29 Campus Recreation Scholarships 10
30 Operation Education at UI-Scholarships 9
31 Delta Scholarship 9
32 Kappa Kappa Gamma Scholarship 8
33 McClure Center Undergraduate Student Programs 7
34 SEND - Phi Gamma Delta 7
35 Martin Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution 7
36 Theta Chi Scholarship 7
37 Eric McMillan Diversity Scholarship 7
38 Paul Joyce Memorial BCB Fellowship 6
39 A.J.G. Priest - Beta Theta Pi Scholarship Endowment 6
40 College of Science Undergraduate Research Fund 6
41 College of Law Faculty Fund for Diversity & Inclusion 6
42 College of Law Legal Aid Clinic 5
43 Kappa Delta Scholarship 5
44 Alpha Phi Excellence Scholarship Endowment 5
45 Barker Capital Management and Trading Program 5
46 William J. McLaughlin & Nick Sanyal Conservation Without Borders Endowment 4
47 Prichard Art Gallery Gifts 4
48 Operation Education and Veterans Excellence Fund 4
49 Student Emergency Fund - College of Engineering 4
50 Delta Gamma Memorial Scholarship Endowment 4
51 College of Law Student Emergency Fund 3
52 Pi Beta Phi Scholarship Endowment 3
53 Katy Benoit Safety Fund 3
54 Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship 3
55 WWAMI Dean's Excellence Fund 2
56 Tod Neuenschwander Communications Scholar 2
57 Engineering Lab & Technology Updates 2
58 WWAMI North Idaho AHEC 2
59 Military and Veteran Student Services 2
60 Sigma Nu Scholarship Fund 2
61 Immigration Law Clinic 2
62 JAMM Lab Renovation Fund 2
63 Lynn Evans Little Scholarship Endowment 2
64 Carol H. Foster Scholarship 2
65 F.J. 'Packey' Boyle TKE Scholarship 2
66 CBE - Idaho Entrepreneurs 1
67 Strategic Initiatives Endowment for the College of Engineering 1
68 SEND - Kappa Sigma Scholarship 1
69 Student Clubs & Organizations - College of Engineering 1
70 Alpha Kappa Lambda/Gary Renfrow Memorial Schol. Endowment 1
71 Todd Pierce Delta Tau Delta Scholarship Endowment 1
72 Center for ETHICS Unrestricted Fund 1
73 Operation Education Endowment 1
74 Housing Law Clinic 1
75 LHSOM Technology & Infrastructure 1
76 Delta Sigma Phi - T.J. Pritchard Scholarship Endowment 1
77 Gamma Alpha Omega Scholarship 1
78 College of Art and Architecture Design Build 1
79 Harold T. Nelson - Lambda Chi Alpha Scholarship 1
80 Albertson Student Learning Center Fund 1
81 Sigma Lambda Gamma Scholarship 1
82 Kappa Delta Chi Scholarship 0
83 Lambda Theta Alpha Scholarship 0
84 Lambda Theta Phi Scholarship 0
85 Omega Delta Phi Scholarship 0
86 Phi Kappa Tau Scholarship 0
87 Pi Kappa Alpha Scholarship Endowment 0
88 Pi Kappa Phi Scholarship 0
89 Sigma Lambda Beta Scholarship 0
90 1st Lt. Donald Frank Ware Memorial Scholarship Endowment 0
91 WWAMI Building and Capital Fund 0
92 General James F. and Bonnie Amos Leadership Endowment 0
93 Colonel Everett P. “Red” and Ginger Trader Leadership Endowment 0
94 WWAMI Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) 0
95 Jeanette A. Hackney STEM and Operation Education Endowment 0
96 VIEW Entrepreneurship Program Gap Fund 0
97 Summer Design Days 0
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$10,000
University of Idaho Foundation Challenge
$10,000 from the University of Idaho Foundation in support of University of Idaho students, scholarships and programs will unlock for every 500 gifts during Vandal Giving Day, up to $30,000! Go Vandals!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Rising Stars Trivia Challenge
Congratulations Heaven Jordan, you're a trivia master!
Completed
2
Match
College of Law Native American Law Program Match
We did it! Huge thanks to the Northwest Indian Bar Association!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
College of Law Legal Aid Housing Clinic Challenge
Hooray! Thanks to our donors we raised more than $5,000 for our college funds and $10,000 for our Housing Law Legal Aid Clinic!
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
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Overnighter College Challenge
The top three college scholarships that receive the most gifts from 11pm to 5am will receive $750 each courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation.
Rank Prize College Gifts
1 $750 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences CALS Excellence Fund 2
2 $750 College of Science Scholarships 1
3 $750 Carol Campbell Renfrew Humanities Scholarship Endowment 1
4 College of Art & Architecture Scholarships 0
5 College of Law Scholarship Fund 0
6 Ghazi Honorary Scholarship 0
7 CLASS Study Abroad Scholarship 0
8 Scholarships - College of Engineering 0
9 CBE Scholarships 0
10 College of Law Faculty Scholarship Fund 0
11 College of Education Scholarships 0
12 CBE Alumni Access Scholarship 0
13 Curriculum and Instruction Scholarships 0
14 College of Natural Resources Scholarships 0
15 College of Law Class of 1977 Scholarship Fund 0
16 Harley Johansen Memorial Scholarship 0
17 Department of Leadership & Counseling Scholarship Fund 0
18 Movement Sciences Scholarships 0
19 CLASS Access Scholarship 0
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2
Match
Judge Alfred C. Hagan/Bankruptcy Moot Court Team Match
Hooray! Thank you Ford Elsaesser, and Go Vandals!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
UIAA Directors 1,898 Gifts Challenge
Woo-Hoo! Thank you to the UI Alumni Association for making this possible. Go Vandals!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Vandal Procrastinator Challenge
Congratulations to Mike Hughes for being crowned an official Vandal Procrastinator! Mike is designating the $500 award to the Athena Student Scholarship. Thank you, Mike!
Completed
$2,500
College of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence Challenge
We did it! Thank you Dean Jerrold Long for making this possible!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Tuesday Happy Hour Leaderboard - Colleges
Time for Happy Hour! The top three colleges that receive the most gifts from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday will earn cash bonuses courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation! You've got two hours to share with your friends, family and classmates. Ready, get set, go!
Rank Prize College Gifts
1 $1,250 Science 8
2 $500 Engineering 5
3 $250 Art and Architecture 4
4 Law 3
5 Business and Economics 3
6 Letters, Arts and Social Sciences 3
7 Education, Health and Human Sciences 2
8 Natural Resources 2
9 Agricultural and Life Sciences 2
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Vandal Pride Far & Wide
Rank State Gifts
1 ID 60
2 WA 4
3 OR 1
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