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Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Andrew King-Ries

Special Advisor

Andrew King-Ries is a professor at the Blewitt School of Law at the University of Montana.  He teaches Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Race and Racism, Juvenile Justice, Evidence, and Law and Literature.  He also supervises the Domestic Violence Clinic and the Prosecution Clinics.  He has written numerous articles dealing with race, racism, and professional identity, in addition to articles about prosecution of domestic violence offenses.  He is a frequent presenter on domestic violence, criminal law, and criminal procedure.

He was a speechwriter for the Secretary of Education, Lauro Cavazos; a clerk for the United States Court of Appeals of the Eighth Circuit; and, for eight years, was a prosecutor, specializing in domestic violence cases, for the King County Prosecutor's Office in Seattle, Washington. Professor King-Ries is married to a writer and lawyer and they have an eighteen-year-old science and soccer fanatic.

Professor King-Ries graduated from Brown University in 1988 with a degree in History. He received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was Order of the Coif and an editor on the Washington University Law Quarterly.

Professor King-Ries is the immediate past Chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.  He is also a member and past chair of the First Step Sexual Assault Resource Center in Missoula, Montana.  He serves as a member of the Montana Supreme Court Criminal Jury Instruction Committee.