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

Barrister eBrief - April 2017

Robert Bennett and Chuck Hagel

Former Secretary of Defense Discusses Trump and National Security at UM

Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel explained the sharp divide between America’s political parties during the 2017 Jones Tamm Lecture delivered in the Dennison Theater during law week. The lecture was moderated by Robert Bennett, a prominent litigator.
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Sandra Zellmer

Zellmer Joins the School of Law as a Visiting Professor

Professor Sandra Zellmer, the Robert E. Daughtery Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska, will join the Blewett School of Law for the 2017-18 academic year as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. Zellmer is a nationally-recognized teacher and scholar in the fields of natural resources, water, public lands, wildlife, and environmental law.
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UM Alums Find Their Spots on the Bench

Through the winter months and into spring, a number of graduates of the Alexander Blewett III School of Law have stepped forward into prominent leadership roles within Montana’s legal community.
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Justice Beth Baker

Hon. Beth Baker to Give 2017 Commencement Address

Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker, a 1985 graduate of the School of Law, will give the 2017 commencement address at the School of Law graduation and hooding ceremony on May 20, 2017.
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Hon. John Sheehy

School Remembers Hon. John "Skeff" Sheehy '43

John "Skeff" Sheehy, one of the Blewett School of Law's oldest living graduates, passed away April 7, 2017 at the age of 99. Sheehy graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 1943 and was appointed to the Montana Supreme Court in 1978, being elected to his seat twice before retiring in 1991. He served in all three branches of government during his distinguished legal career and three of his children became attorneys themselves: Martha Sheehy, a former president of the State Bar of Montana (1997-98), is a sole practitioner in Billings; Patrick Sheehy is a partner at Halverson & Sheehy in Billings; Anne Yegen practices in Park City. Another daughter, Mary Sheehy Moe, is a former legislator and a member of the Supreme Court's Commission of Continuing Legal Education.
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Alexander Blewett III School of Law
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