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Law Clerks
2016 - 2017

Terry Bradshaw Bass
Patricia Bik
Hannah S. Cail
Allen Chronister
Jason Collins
Melanie D'Isidoro
Lucas Hamilton
Michael Marchesini
Tom McMeans
Colin Phelps
Danielle Shyne
Tyler Stockton
Valentine D. Sworts
Michelle Tafoya
Jeanne Torske
Chris Wethern

NAME: Terry Bradshaw Bass
HOMETOWN: Lake Jackson, Texas
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
MAJOR: Economics
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
YEAR GRADUATED: 1990
CLERKING FOR: Justice Mike Wheat

NAME: Patricia Bik
HOMETOWN: Ipswich, Massachusetts
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Massachusetts, Boston
MAJOR: History, Law & Justice
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2001
CLERKING FOR: Justice Dirk Sandefur
NAME: Hannah S. Cail
HOMETOWN: Huntsville, Alabama
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
MAJOR: Anthropology
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016
CLERKING FOR: Justice James Jeremiah Shea

NAME: Allen Chronister
HOMETOWN: Gastonia, NC
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Univ of NC, Chapel Hill
MAJOR: Political Science
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: George Washington Univ
YEAR GRADUATED: 1972
CLERKING FOR: Chief Justice Mike McGrath

NAME: Jason Collins
HOMETOWN: Lafayette, LA
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Louisiana State University
MAJOR: History
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016
CLERKING FOR: Justice Laurie McKinnon

NAME: Melanie D'Isidoro
HOMETOWN: Cut Bank, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: New Mexico State University
MAJOR: Sociology
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016
CLERKING FOR: Justice McKinnon

NAME: Lucas Hamilton
HOMETOWN: Havre, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: The University of Montana
MAJOR: Journalism, Political Science
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: The University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016
CLERKING FOR: Dirk Sandefur

NAME: Michael Marchesini
HOMETOWN: Seattle, WA
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Whitworth University
MAJOR: Peace Studies
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of California, Berkeley
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016
CLERKING FOR: Justice Beth Baker

NAME: Tom McMeans
HOMETOWN: Decatur, Alabama
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Auburn University
MAJOR: B.S. Wildlife Sciences
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016
CLERKING FOR: Justice Shea

NAME: Colin Phelps
HOMETOWN: Helena, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Boston College
MAJOR: Political Science
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2015
CLERKING FOR: Justice Beth Baker

NAME: Danielle Shyne
HOMETOWN: Bozeman, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana
MAJOR: Political Science
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: Gonzaga University School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016
CLERKING FOR: Chief Justice Mike McGrath

NAME: Tyler Stockton
HOMETOWN: Missoula, Montana
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Patrick Henry College
MAJOR: Government
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016
CLERKING FOR: Justice Jim Rice

NAME: Valentine D. Sworts
HOMETOWN: Thermopolis, Wyoming
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of California, Davis
MAJOR: Nutrition Science
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Wyoming
YEAR GRADUATED: 2002
CLERKING FOR: All Justices - Pro Se Clerk—clerk for all justices on pro se matters

NAME: Michelle Tafoya
HOMETOWN: Whitefish, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Northwest Missouri State University
MAJOR: Biology
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016              
CLERKING FOR: Justice Wheat

NAME: Jeanne Torske
HOMETOWN: Hardin, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Carroll College, Helena, MT
MAJOR: Education
LAW SCHOLL ATTENDED: University of Montana Supreme Court
YEAR GRADUATED: 2016
CLERKING FOR: Justice Rice

NAME: Chris Wethern
HOMETOWN: Green Bay, WI
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Wisconsin
MAJOR: Psychology
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 1985
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