Friday, September 28, 2018
Please welcome Nancy Luebbert as one of the new Contributing Editors for the Law School Academic Support Blog. I am sure you have noticed her insightful blog posts for the past few weeks. If you missed her two Top 10 Award posts, you can find the links in this post: here.
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting Nancy at AASE or other gatherings, here is some information about her background and interests:
Nancy Luebbert joined the University of Idaho College of Law as Director of Academic Success in 2001. She teaches the first year Academic Skills Lab I and since 2015 has co-taught the Applied Legal Reasoning bar preparation course. She helped develop the College’s advising structure and is the primary advisor to all students at Idaho Law’s Moscow location. In 2018, she received the AASE Excellence Award in recognition of her tireless service on behalf of students. She is a member of several professional organizations including the Association of Academic Support Educators, National Academic Advising Association, Idaho Legal History Society, Idaho Women Lawyers, Raymond C. McNichols Inn of Court, Organization of American Historians, and Phi Beta Kappa.
Before turning to academic success work, Luebbert practiced appellate criminal defense under contract to the Idaho State Appellate Public Defender and also helped research and edit materials for a bench book for Idaho judges. She clerked for the Honorable Wayne L. Kidwell of the Idaho Supreme Court. Luebbert graduated magna cum laude from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1998; her proudest law school achievement was being part of an Appellate Clinic team that successfully argued a pretrial detainee’s Section 1983 case before the Ninth Circuit.
Luebbert had two prior careers before turning to law -- public history (museums and local history) and wildland firefighting, including seven years as a Suppression Specialist with the Alaska Fire Service. She graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1978. She enjoys reading, beading, huckleberry picking, practicing sound forest management, and trying to out-stubborn her Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
We look forward to Nancy's future posts on the Blog! (Amy Jarmon)