Mar. 17, 2017

American Bar Association Approves First-Year Law Program in Boise

by Cara Hawkins

The American Bar Association (ABA) approved the opening of a first-year law program in Boise for the University of Idaho College of Law. The Idaho State Board of Education approved the first-year law program in February. A first-year law program will now be available in both the Moscow and Boise locations beginning this fall semester.

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Jul. 18, 2016

Law Clinics Offer Pro-Bono Benefits for Students, Community

by Maria Ortega, University of Idaho Boise

The UI Small Business Legal Clinic, based in Boise but serving clients statewide, was created in 2003. The clinic has paired over 50 law students with more than 150 Idaho-based start-up companies, including online businesses, food manufacturers, engineering consultants, recreational companies, software developers, firefighters, truckers, a ceramic artist, a hairdresser and day care operators. Each client has its own unique set of needs and challenges, and the clinic customizes its offerings for each.

“Most of the Small Business Legal Clinic clients just want to get their formation paperwork in order and then get on to their business, but some will come back after a few years if they need help with hiring new employees, or are passing their business to their kids,” Dillion said. 

Dillion runs his clinic law-firm style, sitting around a table with the students discussing their caseloads each week. He helps the students with legal advice as well as how to interact with clients and develop their interpersonal skills. All students are in the third year of law school through UI’s College of Law and serve 180 hours per semester at the clinic.

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Feb. 3, 2016

Idaho Professor Among Top 25 Most Innovative Computer Science Professors

Computer science professionals have the distinct privilege of working in one of the fastest growing, most rapidly evolving industries in the world. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs within the fields of computer and information technology will increase by 488,500 from 2014 to 2024, from about 3.9 million to 4.4 million overall. And while computer science graduates must have a strong grasp of computers and their functions and potential applications in order to succeed professionally, graduate professional responsibilities will vary. 

The following 25 educators are extremely accomplished and well-regarded in their field, and offer students the chance to study under some of the best minds in the industry.

GREGORY DONOHOE University of Idaho

Gregory Donohoe is a professor of computer science at the University of Idaho. He has over 30 years of experience in research and development in the field of computer science, and has acted as a deputy research program manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory, as well as a senior scientist at Kestrel Corporation.

Nov. 19, 2015

University of Idaho Associate VP Recognized as a Leader in Diversity

Michael Satz, the Associate Vice President of University of Idaho was recently recognized in the National Jurist for promoting and encouraging diversity on campus. The article found on page 27 describes the high level of involvement that Satz has had with diversity on the campus including being the chair of the College of Laws Diversity and Human Rights committee and the co-founder of the Diversity Mentors Group. 

Feb. 17, 2016

University of Idaho Graduate Simulates 8-month Mars Mission for NASA

A graduate from the University of Idaho is doing some pretty outstanding things for NASA. Milam is a HI-SEAS Mars researcher and was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “Top 30 under 30 in Science." She graduated with her masters in mechanical engineering from University of Idaho’s College of Engineering in December 2014. At one point during her time at University of Idaho, Milam learned of an opportunity that would help her chase her lifelong dream. "I've always wanted to be an astronaut. As far back as I remember," said Milam. Milam was one of 400 people that applied to be part of a NASA research project that simulated what life on a Mars space station would be like. It began in the fall of 2014. Milam and five others spent eight months living in a dome on the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii. Milam served as the chief engineer during the mission and wrote a blog about her experience. Milam said the purpose of the research mission was essentially a social one. "We know how to get from Earth to Mars. What we don't know is what kind of people to send," said Milam. The simulation was intended to see how people would work together, living in a dome for eight months.