College of Law

College of Law

The College of Law has emerged as one of the best educational values in the nation. The college's success is built upon a steadfast belief that a law school should stand for serving the public, promote civil discourse, contribute to the dialogue on critical issues and provide access across all cultures and ideologies to the highest quality of legal education. The juris doctor (J.D.) law degree provides a broad legal education and professional skills for a career in law, business or public service. Most graduates of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program return to work in influential legal, academic and business positions in their home countries.


  • Accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)

  • U of I LL.M. program recently awarded “Best Law School Experience for International Students: ’A’ Rating”.

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  • #8

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List of Majors Offered:

Law, LL.M.

The LL.M. degree qualifies some graduates to hold positions in the judiciary and certain government legal positions, and other potential points of international influence. The graduates of our LL.M. program may also benefit by their immediate connection to the international network of U of I alumni. The degree affiliation of these lawyers with the University of Idaho and their experiences learning the law in the United States assist in meeting their professional goals.

Students can structure a curriculum around their interests. All students must take the Introduction to American Law and Legal Education course (2 credits) and then select from one of four emphasis areas aligned with the curricular strengths at the U of I College of Law:

  • Democracy, Justice & the American Legal System

  • Natural Resources & Environmental Law (NREL)

  • Business Law & Entrepreneurship (BLE)

  • Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR)

Students who are interested in studying in the LL.M. program at the University of Idaho will not need to submit a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score.

Law, J.D.

At the University of Idaho College of Law, the Juris Doctor degree is a three-year program in which you will work closely with faculty experts from a variety of backgrounds and with many decades of experience. The option is also available to specialize in one of our four emphasis areas or enroll in one of our six concurrent degree programs.

The four emphasis areas of a Juris Doctor degree include:

  • Business Law and Entrepreneurship

  • Intellectual Property and Technology Law

  • Native American Law

  • Natural Resources and Environmental Law

Students who are interested in studying in the J.D. program at the University of Idaho must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


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