Faces of Hope is proud of our new partnership with the University of Idaho!
The University of Idaho College of Law has emerged as one of the best educational values in the nation, not just because it is cost-effective, but also because of its legacy of leading in the judiciary, the legal profession, business, and public service. Students now have the option to complete all three years in either Moscow or Boise.
The college’s success is built upon a steadfast belief that a law school should stand for serving the public and increasing access to justice. This commitment to public service is demonstrated by their clinical programs, externships and their mandatory 50 hours of pro bono program. The program is in the highest American Bar Association (ABA) category for law school pro bono programs, and Idaho is among the few law schools in the entire country, and among the even smaller few in the Western U.S., with such a program.
Faces of Hope has partnered with the University of Idaho College of Law to bring onboard a full-time legal provider, who is establishing a law clinic to assist victims of abuse with many of their civil legal issues. Third-year students, who have earned their limited licenses to practice from the Idaho Supreme Court, may represent clients in a variety of different courts under the supervision of this clinical faculty member. Starting in the Spring 2018, the clinician will have two law-student externs; and then by Fall 2018, the program will support eight externs. The clinical program will provide students with meaningful real-life experiences, while offering high-quality legal services to underrepresented members of the community.
We are extremely excited about this partnership, especially because there is limited civil legal help in our community for victims of abuse. Go Vandals!