The University of Idaho College of Law and the Idaho State Law Library will sponsor an exhibit honoring the late U.S. senator and lawyer William E. Borah. The exhibit opens at the Idaho State Law Library at the Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front St., in Boise on Tuesday, March 5, and will be on permanent display.
The exhibit will include photos, documents and other historical artifacts related to Borah. It will showcase his accomplishments as an attorney and as a U.S. senator for Idaho.
"The Borah exhibit is an example of how the state law library, now operated by the University of Idaho, can enhance the public's appreciation of legal history and its relevance to issues of today," said Don Burnett, dean of the law school.
A part of the exhibit will concentrate on the body of Borah's work and will provide case studies of his influence on national and Idaho law.
It will also show the role Borah's life has played on current events in Idaho and the nation, including the naming of the highest mountain in Idaho, an elementary school and a high school in his honor.
Borah was a prominent Idaho attorney who influenced national and Idaho law when the Idaho territory was becoming a state in the union. He later became a senator.
The exhibit is on loan from the personal collection of former attorney general and Idaho legal historian David Leroy.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.