Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

Barrister eBrief - November 2015

Negotiations Team

Negotiations Team Places First at Regional Competition

The School of Law's ABA Negotiation Competition team returned from Calgary, Alberta, with a first place finish in the ABA-sponsored Law School Regional Negotiation Competition held November 7, 2015. This year marks the fifth year in a row for the UM team to advance to the final round. Team members Nick VandenBos '16 and Lindsay Thane '16 will appear at finals for the second year in a row.

Read more about the negotiation team's victory.
Moot Court Team

Moot Court Teams Place First and Second at Regional Competition

On Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, 2015 the School of Law hosted the National Moot Court's northwest regional competition. The competition involved twelve teams from six law schools in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. The two teams from the Blewett School of Law participating in the competition finished first and second. Between them, they also won the awards for the best appellate brief and best oral advocate in the region.

Read more about the moot court teams' victories.
Max S. Baucus

Board of Regents Approves Baucus Institute

The University of Montana and the Blewett School of Law will be home to the new Max S. Baucus Institute, following approval by the Montana Board of Regents. The Regents approved the academic proposal from the School of Law at their meeting in Bozeman last week. The Baucus Institute will create an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas in a setting devoted to problem-solving. Focusing on economic development with a global perspective, the Baucus Institute will give students crucial skills for representing business clients while serving as a resource promoting economic growth for the entire state.

Dean Kirgis lauded the approval. "Montana businesses and Montana's practicing bar are part of an increasingly interdependent world. Through the Baucus Institute, we will redouble the school's efforts in transactional practice, enhance our existing summer study program in China, and give our students new public policy study opportunities," said Kirgis. Professor Sam Panarella has been called upon to direct the Institute.
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