Andrew King-Ries

Chair

Andrew King-Ries is a professor and associate dean at the Blewitt School of Law at the University of Montana. He teaches Domestic Violence, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Juvenile Justice, White Collar Crime, Evidence, and Law and Literature. He has written numerous articles dealing with prosecution of domestic violence offenses. He is a frequent presenter on domestic violence and criminal law and 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 a thirteen-year-old 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 also a member and past chair of the Montana Access to Justice Commission and the Just Response Sexual Assault Resource Center in Missoula, Montana. He is also a member of the Washington Attorney General’s Domestic Violence Advisory Group. He is the chair of the Montana Supreme Court Criminal Jury Instruction Committee. Recently, Professor King-Ries was appointed co-chair of the University of Montana Discrimination Grievance Committee.