Board of Regents Approves UM Law School Renaming

May 22, 2015

MISSOULA – The Montana University System Board of Regents voted to give the University of Montana approval May 22 to rename its School of Law in honor of Alexander Blewett III, a Great Falls attorney who donated $10 million to the school.

The school is now called the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana.

The gift is among the largest individual gifts in UM history and will nearly double the size of the law school’s endowment, raising it to more than $21 million. The gift from Blewett and his wife, Andy, will support three areas: consumer law and protection, scholarships and a general discretionary fund.

A celebration of the Blewetts’ donation and an unveiling of new signage on the building will take place in September in conjunction with the State Bar of Montana Annual Meeting.

For more information a news release about the donation is online at



Contact: Melissa Wilson, UM Foundation assistant vice president for marketing and communications, 406-243-4609,; Kate Stober, UM Foundation, 406-243-2627,