Katie L. Vandenberg

Law Clerk

E-Mail:  KatieV@SawtoothLaw.com

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Born and raised on a dairy farm with an active lifestyle, Katie developed a love for agriculture and the outdoors at an early age.  Drawing on this passion, she is devoted to studying legal issues affecting agricultural and rural communities.  Katie is in her third year of law school at the University of Idaho and serves as a law clerk for Sawtooth Law Offices, where she assists the attorneys in many different practice areas.  Before joining Sawtooth Law Offices, Katie completed undergraduate degrees in agricultural economics and accounting with high honors.  She has interned for several agribusinesses and for the Office of Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. 


  • J.D. Candidate, University of Idaho College of Law (Expected May 2019), Dean’s List
  • B.S. Business, University of Idaho (2016), Major in Accounting, summa cum laude
  • B.S. Agric. Economics, University of Idaho (2016), Major in Agribusiness, magna cum laude


  • University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence (2018), for achieving academic success; demonstrating professional preparation; and campus and community leadership
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (2017), for legal research & writing, § 2
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (2016), for civil procedure I, § 2

Leadership and Activities

  • University of Idaho College of Law Curriculum Committee, Student Rep. (2018-Present)
  • Idaho Law Review, Natural Resource and Environmental Law Symposium Editor (2018-Present)
  • Student Bar Association, Class Representative (2017-Present)
  • Honor Court, Student Justice (2017-Present)
  • Legal Research and Writing Class, Teaching Assistant (2017-18)
  • Agricultural Law Society, Member and former Secretary (2016-Present)
  • Federalist Society (2016-Present)
  • Phi Alpha Delta (2016-Present)

Civic Activities

  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Street Law Clinic (2018)
  • Idaho Organizing Project Citizenship Day (2017)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Association (2017)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Christmas Drive (2016-17)

Personal Information

Katie is the third generation to be actively involved in her family’s dairy and farming operations. In her spare time, she enjoys working on the dairy, riding her mule competitively, shooting archery, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, and riding ATVs with her family.

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    Boise, Idaho 83702

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    Challis, Idaho 83226

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    Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

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