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

Barrister eBrief - October 2016

Professors Elaine Gagliardi and Martin Burke

Montana Tax Institute Continues Tradition of Excellence

The 2016 Montana Tax Institute, the 64th installment of the series, extended its tradition of excellence in continuing legal education and tax law, by bringing together nationally-renowned speakers for two days of cutting-edge training. The seminar highlighted topics ranging from taxation of oil, gas and coal to much anticipated Treasury changes in the area of minority control discounts, to the national outlook on estate planning and the coming presidential election. Over 230 participants attended this year’s event, which welcomed the Crowley Fleck law firm as a new sponsor of the Friday lunch.
Professors Monte Mills and Martha Williams

Professors Mills, Williams Speak on Place-Based Legal Education

Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic Co-Director Professor Monte Mills' and Land Use & Natural Resources Clinic Co-Director Professor Martha Williams' presentation on "place-based" legal education drew an enthusiastic response at the Northwest Clinical Law Conference held at Warm Springs, Oregon, in early October. Against the high desert backdrop of Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs reservation, the presentation, "Place as Community: Fostering a 'Sense of Place' in Clinic," challenged participants to foster an understanding of the meaning of place and to incorporate the value of a sense of place in their clinics and in their teaching.
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Defending Champion Competition Teams Prepare for Regionals

With practices continuing, two of the school’s student competition teams are gearing up for travel to fall regional competitions to defend their championships. The ABA Negotiation team coached by Klaus Sitte will be the first to compete in the Region 7 qualifying rounds at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago on November 10th. The 2015 teams placed first and third in the regional competition. The 2016-17 team consists of two returning members, Asa Hohman and Frans Andersson. The finalists of the intraschool competition were Kirsi Marcus, Haley Ford, Sean McQuillan, all 1Ls, along with 2L Jennifer Morgan.

The National Moot Court Competition teams coached by Prof. Larry Howell and Associate Dean Andrew King-Reis will also hit the road to Portland, Oregon to defend their own regional title beginning on November 18th. The 2015 teams placed first and second in the regional competition, also garnering best brief and best oralist honors. The 2016-17 teams are comprised of third-year students, Anne Sherwood, Eli Inabnit, and Vicki Dettman, as well as Constance Van Kley, Megan Melvin, and Mindi Discroll.

Join the School of Law for the Griz/Cat Tailgate

The School of Law's final tailgate of the season will be held Saturday November 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., prior to the University of Montana and Montana State University football game. All alumni, members of the legal community and family are invited to attend.
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Reunion Weekend Tailgate Attendees

Reunion Weekend Tailgate Photos

Photos from this year's Law Alumni Reunion Weekend Tailgate are available on the School of Law Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who attended the tailgate and participated in reunion weekend!
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