by Jeff Sovern
The University of Montana Law School (where my colleague and co-author of the St. John's Arbitration Study, Paul Kirgis, is heading to take up the deanship) has just announced a $10 million gift by alum Alexander "Zander" Blewett and his wife, Andy, part of which will fund a chair in consumer law and programs in consumer protection and access to justice. I am told that the gift provides that the holder of the chair must have "significant practical experience in representing and/or advocating for consumers.” More here. While several professors who have made their mark in consumer law hold chairs, this is the first chair I can think of that is specifically designated for consumer law and protection. If readers know of another, please note that in the comments.