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

Barrister eBrief - January 2017

Professor Martha Williams

Williams Selected as State Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed Assistant Professor Martha Williams to serve as director of the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Bullock made the Cabinet announcement Jan. 6. Williams has taught natural resource law, public land and resources law, and wildlife law at the School of Law. She also co-directed the Land Use and Natural Resources Clinic. Williams said she is thrilled and honored to serve the state in this new role.
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Ben Hursh

Hursh ’03 Named U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Montana

Alumnus Benjamin Hursh has been appointed by Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to serve as the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Montana. Hursh will serve a 14-year term, which starts Feb. 1. A formal investiture ceremony will be held on Feb. 3 at the Mike Mansfield Federal Building in Butte.
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Fall 2016 Montana Barrister Magazine Cover

Fall 2016 Montana Barrister Magazine Available

Have you read the latest Montana Barrister magazine? The fall 2016 issue features a look into 50 years of clinical legal education. Read the digital edition online.
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Ward Shanahan

School Remembers Ward Shanahan '58

Ward Shanahan passed away January 18, 2017. He graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 1958 and was admitted to the state bar the same year. In addition to his legal practice, Ward made a significant contribution to the civic, philanthropic, and political life of Helena and the state of Montana.
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