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'Making a Murderer' attorney to speak in Missoula Oct. 7

Tuesday, August 23, 2016  
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A Wisconsin attorney who came to national prominence in the hit Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” will speak at the University of Montana in October.

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 “Making a Murderer,” as well as the systemic failures of the criminal justice system.

Prior to his engagement at the Dennison Theatre, Strang will be the featured speaker at the Montana Innocence Project's annual open house at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law.  The Montana Innocence Project's open house will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct 7 in the law school atrium. Strang, a supporter of Innocence Projects nationwide, will speak at 6 p.m. 

The Montana Innocence Project is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to exonerating the innocent and preventing wrongful convictions.

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

He also 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. He 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 for the moderated discussion are $25 for the general public and $15 for UM students with a valid Griz Card. They are on sale 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 or by phone at 406-243-4051 or 888-MONTANA.