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About Jason Dykstra

Professor Dykstra became the Assistant Director the Legal Research and Writing Program in July of 2014.  Professor Dykstra helps direct the program, in addition to teaching.  Prior to joining the law school full-time, Professor Dykstra taught for two years as an Adjunct Professor in the Legal Research and Writing Program at Concordia University School of Law.
Professor Dykstra brings almost two decades of civil practice experience primarily focused on litigation to the classroom.  Prior to joining Concordia University, Professor Dykstra practiced with Meuleman Mollerup, LLP in Boise, Idaho. His primary practice areas included commercial litigation of real property, employment, and construction disputes.  Professor Dykstra also practiced with Sasser & Inglis, P.C. in Boise, Idaho. His practice primarily focused on insurance law and bad faith defense, intellectual property rights, and business transactions.  A Montana native, Professor Dykstra practiced for five years with Marra, Wenz & Johnson, P.C., in Great Falls, Montana. 
Based on his broad civil practice experience, Professor Dykstra developed the law school’s innovative Litigation Planning & Drafting course.  This course is an elective upper division course designed to help students acquire the writing and research skills to transition from law school to the practice of law.
In addition to teaching, Professor Dykstra researches, writes, and presents on legal writing and improving the law school curriculum.  His article Beyond the “Practice Ready” Buzz:  Divining the Lawyering Skills Needed by New Attorneys and Designing a Course to Introduce to Pre-Trial Civil Litigation was recently accepted for publication in the Fall 2018 issue of Drexel Law Review, Volume 11.  Professor Dykstra also contributes essays for the legal writing column in The Advocate, the official publication of the Idaho State Bar.
Professor Dykstra lives in Boise with his wife, dog, and tabby cat.  He enjoys recreating in the Boise foothills on his mountain bike, road riding in the Treasure Valley, and skiing in beautiful Idaho.  He also enjoys making gourmet meals, playing music with friends, and volunteer work for non-profits in the Treasure Valley.  





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