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Law Clerks
2015 - 2016

Caitlin Boland Aarab

Sam Aarab

Kristin Bailey Bannigan

Terry Bradshaw Bass

David Bell

Allen Chronister

Andrea Collins

Matthew Dolphay

Anna Maria Kecskes

Haley Anne Nelson

Colin Phelps

Aislinn Shaul-Jensen

Valentine D. Sworts

Leah Tracy

Chris Wethern

John Wolff

 

NAME: Caitlin Boland Aarab
HOMETOWN: Great Falls, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Georgetown University
MAJOR: Government & Philosophy
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2015
CLERKING FOR: Justice Patricia O. Cotter


NAME: Samir Faerevik Aarab
HOMETOWN: Oslo, Norway
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of St. Andrews
MAJOR: International Relations
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2015
CLERKING FOR: Chief Justice Mike McGrath


NAME: Kristin Bailey Bannigan
HOMETOWN: Salem, Oregon
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana
MAJOR: History
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2015
CLERKING FOR: Justice Laurie McKinnon


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 Patricia O. Cotter


NAME: David Bell
HOMETOWN: Missoula, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED:  University of Utah
MAJOR: Political Science and Spanish
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2015
CLERKING FOR: Justice Mike Wheat


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: Andrea Collins
HOMETOWN: Missoula, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Lewis & Clark College
MAJOR: Political Science
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana
YEAR GRADUATED: 2015
CLERKING FOR: Justice Mike Wheat


NAME:Matthew Dolphay
HOMETOWN: Dodson, Montana
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Montana State University
MAJOR: Civil Engineering
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2014
CLERKING FOR: Justice Laurie McKinnon


NAME: Anna M. Kecskes
HOMETOWN: Helena, MT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Gonzaga University
MAJOR: French & History
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: Gonzaga University
YEAR GRADUATED: 2015
CLERKING FOR: Justice Jim Rice


NAME: Haley Anne Nelson
HOMETOWN: Bozeman, Montana
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED:Pacific Lutheran University
MAJOR: History; Women's and Gender Studies
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2014
CLERKING FOR: Justice Jim 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: Aislinn Shaul-Jensen
HOMETOWN: Juneau, AK
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Gonzaga University
MAJOR: Political Science and French
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: Georgetown University Law Center
YEAR GRADUATED: 2014
CLERKING FOR: Justice Jim Shea


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: Leah Tracy
HOMETOWN: Whitefish, 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: 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
Staff Attorney


NAME: John Wolff
HOMETOWN: Pullman, WA
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL ATTENDED: Washington State University
MAJOR: Humanities
LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED: University of Montana School of Law
YEAR GRADUATED: 2015
CLERKING FOR: Justice Jim Rice