Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

Barrister eBrief - August 2015

Adjunct Professor Chuck Willey and Associate Professor Hillary Wandler

Professors Willey and Wandler Among Montana State Bar Award Recipients

Adjunct Professor Chuck Willey and Associate Professor Hillary Wandler will each receive an award at the Montana State Bar Annual meeting Thursday September 10, 2015. Willey is one of the recipients of the George L. Bousliman Professionalism Award, which recognizes lawyers or law firms who have established a reputation for and a tradition of professionalism and who have demonstrated extraordinary professionalism within two years prior to the nomination. In addition, Wandler is the recipient of the Neil Haight Pro Bono Award to be presented by Governor Steve Bullock.

Read more about the awards on the Montana State Bar website.
Garlington, Lohn and Robinson Plaza

Naming and Dedication Ceremony - September 11

Join Dean Paul Kirgis and the Montana legal community Friday September 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Blewett School of Law Garlington, Lohn and Robinson Plaza in celebration of the Blewett family's generosity and historic gift. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Monday September 7, 2015 to
Law Alumni Reunion Weekend

Law Alumni Reunion Weekend September 25-26, 2015

Join fellow classmates and other law school alumni from class years ending in a 0 or 5. The reunion weekend schedule includes:

Friday 9/25 - Class Dinners (setup by class captains)
Saturday 9/26 - Continuing Legal Education
Saturday 9/26, 12:00 p.m. - Blewett School of Law Tailgate
Saturday 9/26, 2:00 p.m. - Kickoff: Montana vs. Northern Arizona

GRIZ football tickets in the law school block are available until Friday September 11. More information is available on the Reunion Weekend webpage.

Career Services On-Campus Interview Weekend
Each semester the Blewett School of Law invites employers to interview second and third year students for intern, law clerk, and associate positions. The Fall 2015 Interview Weekend runs in conjunction with Reunion weekend, September 25 and 26. To advertise a position and set up an interview schedule, contact Jen Ford at
36th Annual Public Land Law Conference

36th Annual Public Land Law Conference

Hosted by the Public Land and Resources Law Review, this year’s conference, Transcending Boundaries: Achieving Success in Cooperative Management of Natural Resources, will examine issues in the governance and management of natural resources across international, state, and Tribal boundaries. Rather than review historic problems, this symposium will focus on creative and emerging solutions. The goals of this conference are to provide a national platform for the presentation of new scholarship, to highlight and examine significant current events, and to foster collaboration among some of the nation’s brightest legal minds. These discussions will not only serve to inform future policy, but will also put on display a few of the recent successes that have been achieved in this field.

Find more information on the conference website.

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