The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting the constitutional right to vote for women. This historic centennial offers a tremendous opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today. In honor of the anniversary, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress has launched a new traveling exhibit tracing the movement that not only secured passage of the 19th amendment, but also its influence on subsequent movements related to equal rights. The 19th Amendment traveling exhibit features archival images, mainly from the Library of Congress, and supporting text that tell the story of the 19th Amendment and its catalyst role in promoting democracy.
Sponsored by the Jameson Law Library, this traveling exhibit will be on display to the public from February 12 through March 17 at the Blewett School of Law’s law library during the following hours:
The exhibit will be displayed at the Community Lecture Series from 7-8:30 p.m. on February 11, 18, and 25 as well as March 3 and 17, so it will close early at the library on those dates.
Criminal Law Group is excited to invite anyone interested to join Booking, a new book club on campus. Discussion at this meeting will center around chapters 5-9 of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. This meeting will take place Thursday, February 27, from 12-1 p.m. in the Blewett School of Law by the fireplace across from the Sidebar cafe.
Spend the summer in beautiful Missoula, Montana, studying Indian Law! The School of Law invites you to participate in the 13th annual Summer American Indian and Indigenous Law Program, June 1-July 24, 2020.
This year we will be offering seven courses taught by a faculty comprised of expert Indian law scholars and practitioners from around the country. Participants in the program may choose from any of the courses or take them all.
Courses will be offered for law credit for matriculated law students and cross-listed for graduate credit. Each course has been approved for 13.75 CLE credits by the Montana CLE Commission.
The Missouri River field course is likely to be popular and is limited to 12 students. Registration will be subject to instructor approval and dependent on each applicant’s submission of an essay of not more than 500 words describing the applicant’s interest in the course. Please submit your essay to Prof. Michelle Bryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Monte Mills (email@example.com) no later than May 1, 2020, for prompt consideration. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Mindfulness in Law Society is hosting a mental health panel on Tuesday, March 24, from 12-1 p.m. in LAW 201. Modeled after last year’s survivor panel, this discussion seeks to extend the conversation about mental health in law school and the legal profession beyond substance abuse. Participants will share their experiences with depression, anxiety and eating disorders. The discussion will cover personal stories about how these manifest and what kinds of advice and support are actually helpful. This event is open to law students in the Blewett School of Law.
Blewett School of Law students are invited to participate in the Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in room 174 on Wednesday, March 25. This workshop is will define the different forms of plagiarism and work through strategies for avoiding unintentionally plagiarizing in written projects. The workshop will cover:
• Forms of plagiarism
• When to quote/when to paraphrase
• How to paraphrase adequately
• Special considerations in legal writing
Criminal Law Group is excited to invite anyone interested to join Booking, a new book club on campus. Discussion at this meeting will center around chapters 10-13 of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. This meeting will take place Thursday, March 26, from 12-1 p.m. in the Blewett School of Law by the fireplace across from the Sidebar cafe.
The annual Browning Symposium will be September 24-25, 2020, at the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law in Missoula, Montana. The topic this biennium is consumer law in the 21st century, and Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and former Ohio attorney general, will give the keynote address.
The Montana Law Review is seeking panelists to share their expertise on cutting edge consumer issues during the symposium and to publish papers in a special symposium edition of the Montana Law Review. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, cryptocurrency, social media influencers, challenges to disclosures, student loans, credit card debt, debt collection, healthcare fraud, pharmaceutical litigation and data privacy.
Western Montana in the fall is a beautiful place to consider these important issues, and the Montana Law Review will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for selected participants. Missoula offers unmatched outdoor recreation opportunities, including world-class fishing and hiking, and is located only hours from Glacier National Park.
Interested participants should submit a short abstract for an unpublished paper, along with institutional affiliation and contact information, to symposium editor Kelsey Dayton at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Montana Law Review will select participants on a rolling basis beginning in April.
Blewett School of Law students are invited to participate in the Spring Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in room 174 on Wednesday, April 8. This workshop will cover:
• Citation refresher: Statutes, regulations, cases, law review articles, treatises
• Citing websites
• Formatting footnotes and the use of id. and supra
This workshop is designed for students writing footnoted papers such as the Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) or a seminar paper. It will not cover the in-text citation used in briefs and memos. The workshop will cover formats in the ALWD 6th edition. Bring your ALWD Manual and citation questions. Prof. Gordon will answer questions about citing specific sources as time allows.
Criminal Law Group is excited to invite anyone interested to join Booking, a new book club on campus. Discussion at this meeting will center around chapters 14-16 of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. This meeting will take place Thursday, April 16, from 12-1 p.m. in the Blewett School of Law by the fireplace across from the Sidebar cafe.