Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana
Barrister eBrief

Barrister eBrief - August 2016

New and returning students hike the M trail

Year Begins with More Students, Higher Academic Markers

The class of 2019 arrived at the Blewett School of Law last week to begin the traditional introductory program. Bucking national trends, this year’s entering class is 10% larger than the previous year’s class, with improved academic indicators. "We had an excellent year recruiting, fueled by increased national interest in our law school," Dean Paul Kirgis said.
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Judge James R. Browning

Browning Symposium to Address Campus Sexual Assault

This year, the topic of the 2016 Honorable James R. Browning Symposium is Sexual Assault: Conflicts Between Campus and Courts. The Symposium will be held at the School of Law on September 30. It is free and open to the public. 6.75 CLE credits, including 1 ethics credit, can be purchased for $125. Keynote speakers include United States Attorney Michael Cotter and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, both of whom helped facilitate the agreement between the Department of Justice and the Missoula County Attorney’s Office.
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Missoula Attorney, Former Law Instructor Jeremy Thane Passes

Jeremy Thane, founder of one of Missoula’s oldest law firms, Worden Thane, and a past recipient of the prestigious William J. Jameson Award for professionalism and ethics from the State Bar of Montana, passed away last Friday of natural causes at age 89. Among his many contributions to the profession in Montana, Thane taught Trial Tactics and Labor Law at UM, where he received his law degree in 1951. A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at St. Anthony Parish with a lunch reception following. Worden Thane has established a scholarship at the Blewett School of Law in Jeremy’s name. Contributions may be addressed to the Jeremy Thane Memorial Scholarship, c/o the University of Montana Foundation, P.O. Box 7159, Missoula, MT 598071-7159.
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Law Alumni Reunion Weekend

Don’t Miss Being a Part of Alumni Reunion Weekend 2016

Fall is in the air and that means it’s time to make your final plans to join us in Missoula for Law Alumni Reunion Weekend 2016, September 30 and October 1. Please visit the reunion weekend webpage to check on the latest events for your class.
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Join the School of Law for the Reunion Weekend Tailgate

The School of Law's first tailgate of the season will be held Saturday October 1, 2016 at 12:30 p.m., prior to the University of Montana and Southern Utah University football game. All alumni, members of the legal community and family are invited to attend.
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Griz vs SUU

Football Tickets Available

A block of tickets has been reserved for the School of Law through the UM Box Office. Those interested will need to provide the access code #12225 to purchase tickets in this block, which is reserved at the south end of the stadium. To purchase tickets in person, visit the UM Box Office in the Adams Center. To purchase tickets over the phone, call (406) 243-4051.
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Alexander Blewett III School of Law
University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana 59812

(406) 243-4311