UM Law School Offers Lecture Series for Public

October 02, 2015

MISSOULA – The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana will offer a series of lectures starting Wednesday, Oct. 7, designed to familiarize the public with the judicial system and basic legal concepts.

The Citizens’ Law School will cover a variety of topics, including the fundamentals of constitutional law, civil litigation, landlord-tenant law, criminal law, family law, estate, probate and business planning, and the Montana courts.

Classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 18, in Law Building Room 201. Registration for the seven lectures costs $40 per person and is available by calling the law school at 406-243-6169.

The Citizens’ Law School was launched almost 20 years ago to introduce people to the most common areas of law that they are likely to come into contact with during their lives, said Larry Riley, a senior partner at Garlington, Lohn and Robinson and instructor in the program.

“It’s very affordable because we raise a lot of funds from local firms to help defray the cost,” Riley said.

For more information call Mike White, law school media information specialist, at 406-243-6509 or email

Contact: Mike White, media information specialist, Alexander Blewett III School of Law at UM, 406-243-6509,