Vol. 39 No. 7
The University of Idaho College of Law is being sued by one of its students for its policy banning firearms from campus. Aaron Tribble, who will represent himself in the suit, lives in on-campus housing and claims the rule is a violation of his right to bear arms.
After an intense search, Gonzaga University School of Law has hired Jane Korn as its next dean. Described by the search committee as an outstanding and experienced professor and legal scholar, Korn will be the school’s first female dean effective in July.
Before the start of the spring semester, about 550 students, faculty and staff, and alumni of St. Mary’s University School of Law participated in “Mission in Action.” The event had volunteers spread out around the city to plant gardens, clean and paint playgrounds, paint homes for the elderly, and spend time with children in shelters.
Following his Senate loss to a Republican opponent in November, Russ Feingold will join Marquette University Law School as a visiting professor. He will teach an elective course called Current Legal Issues: The U.S. Senate, which will cover the confirmation process, war powers, and procedural issues such as the filibuster and lame-duck legislation.
To encourage Boston College of Law students to seek careers in public interest law, the school established the Francis X. Bellotti Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Program in January. The $3 million endowment will provide funds to help pay down the student loan debt of those actively engaged in public service.
Showing their commitment to the community, Stetson University College of Law students recently participated in 100 community events, volunteering more than 800 hours of their time. Stetson’s program, “Practicing Professionalism Day: Commitment, Competency and Character,” is designed to help law students become responsible members of the legal profession.