‘Making a Murderer’ Defense Attorney to Present at UM

April 13, 2016

MISSOULA – Wisconsin attorney Dean Strang will appear in a moderated discussion on Friday, Oct. 7, at the University of Montana’s Dennison Theatre. The conversation will begin at 8 p.m. and will center on many of the implications of the Steven Avery case, featured in the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer,” as well as the systemic failures of the criminal justice system.

Strang is best known for his work as one of Avery’s trial lawyers and for his first book “Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow and Justice in a Time of Terror.”

In addition, he worked five years as Wisconsin’s first federal defender, is a shareholder in three of the state’s leading criminal defense firms and co-founded StrangBradley, LLC.

He is an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School, the University of Wisconsin Law School and University of Wisconsin's Division of Continuing Studies. Strang is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on several charity boards, including the Wisconsin Innocence Project. His second book will be published in early 2018.

Tickets cost $25 for the general public and $15 for UM students with a valid Griz Card. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 14 at all GrizTix locations, including The Source in the University Center, Southgate Mall, Worden’s Market and MSO Hub. They also can be purchased online at http://www.griztix.com or by phone at 406-243-4051 or 888-MONTANA. Student tickets are available only at the Adams Center Box Office or the UC Source.

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Contact: Ellen VanSlyke, marketing coordinator, UM Productions, 406-243-4719, marketing@umproductions.org.