LUKE H. MARCHANT

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Mr. Marchant graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2008 and was admitted to the Idaho Bar that fall.  He joined Holden, Kidwell, Hahn and Crapo in 2009.  While attending law school, Mr. Marchant was one of the first two law students admitted into the University of Idaho’s new Waters of the West program.  Launched in 2006, the Waters of the West program is the only program in the country to offer a joint Juris Doctor/Master of Science Degree in Water Resources Law, Management and Policy.

Mr. Marchant was raised on a cattle ranch in southern Idaho and his studies in law school focused not only on water, but also the broader context of natural resource use on public and private lands in the West.  While in law school he worked as a legal intern in the Idaho Governor’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Species Conservation assisting in litigation to prevent the listing of sage grouse and slickspot peppergrass under the Endangered Species Act.

In his spare time, Mr. Marchant enjoys reading with his wife, skiing, hunting, spending time with his two boys and working on his father’s ranch.

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of Idaho, M.S., 2010
    Water Resources: Law, Management and Policy
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 2005
    Range Science
  • Languages: Haitian Creole

Admissions & Memberships

  • Idaho State Bar, 2008
    • Water Law Section
    • Environment and Natural Resources Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • The Federalist Society
  • Society For Range Management

Of Note

  • Published Abstracts
    • NEPA Reform in Relation to Livestock Grazing on Federal Lands in the West,  The Advocate, June-July 2007, at 40.
  • Presentations
    • National Ground Water Association International Conference on Nonrenewable Ground Water Resources, Portland, OR, “Integrated Analysis of the Decision Making Process in a ‘Mined’ Groundwater Basin,” 2008.
    • Ground Water Connections Conference, Boise, ID, “Integrated Analysis of the Decision Making Process in a ‘Mined’ Groundwater Basin,” 2008.