Murphy to Give Blankenbaker Lecture at UM’s Blewett School of Law

March 21, 2017

MISSOULA – The 2017 Blankenbaker Lecture on Professional Responsibility is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Room 101 at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law on the University of Montana campus. Greg Murphy, chair of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, will deliver the lecture.

Murphy will present the Blankenbaker Lecture titled “The Morality of the Roles We Play, Living with Ourselves, and Kipling.” It will explore the morality of the roles lawyers play and the tensions created by role playing. Is the behavior morally justifiable and what are the costs?

The Blankenbaker Lecture derives its name from Joseph N. Blankenbaker, a longtime Montana banker who in 1975 – at the age of 90 – established a foundation “to express his thanks to the people of Montana for treating him so well.”

The Blankenbaker Foundation provides an annual endowment to the law school to supplement educational programs in professional responsibility, with the primary objective of increasing sensitivity and responsibility for leadership and competence in the practice of law.

The event is free and open to the public. Attending attorneys will be eligible for one continuing legal education ethics credit, pending approval.

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Contact: Michael White, media information specialist, UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law, 406-243-6509, michael.white@mso.umt.edu.