2016 Browning Symposium

Sexual Assault on Campus: Conflicts Between Campus and Courts

This year, the topic of the 2016 Honorable James R. Browning Symposium is Sexual Assault on Campus: Conflicts Between Campus and Courts.

The Symposium will be held at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana in Missoula on September 30. It is free and open to the public.

6.75 CLE credits, including 1 ethics credit, can be purchased for $125 at https://www.regonline.com/browningsymposium.


8:30 – Introduction by Dean Kirgis & President Royce Engstrom

8:35 – Keynote by U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter (ethics credit)

9:45 – Panel 1: Title IX

  • Moderator: Anthony Johnstone
  • Panelists: Andi Curcio, Joanna Grossman, Susan Kruth

11:30 – Lunch Provided

11:45 – Keynote by Attorney General Tim Fox

1:00 – Panel 2: Criminal Law

  • Moderator: Jordan Gross
  • Panelists: Kevin Cole, Kari Hong, Dian Rosenfeld

2:45 Panel 3: Due Process and Free Speech

  • Moderator: Andrew King-Ries
  • Panelists: Deborah Brake, Erin Buzuvis, Nadine Strossen

4:30 – Reception


MICHAEL COTTER, United States Attorney

TIM FOX, Montana Attorney General

DEBORAH BRAKE, University of Pittsburgh School of Law;

ERIN BUZUVIS, Western New England University School of Law;

KEVIN COLE, University of San Diego School of Law;

ANDI CURCIO, Georgia State University College of Law;

JOANNA GROSSMAN, Hofstra Law School;

KARI HONG, Boston College Law School;

SUSAN KRUTH, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education;

DIANE ROSENFELD, Harvard Law School; and

NADINE STROSSEN, New York Law School

For more information, contact Symposium Editors Brandon Shannon, [email protected] or Caitlin Williams,
[email protected].

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Axelberg Mediation & Arbitration, PLLC

Boone Karlberg, PC

Kermit & Judy Schwanke

Montana Board of Crime Control

University of Montana Office of the President Excellence Fund

William P. Roscope, III


Geiszler Steele, PC

Jean E. Faure & Honorable John A. Kutzman

John Hursh

Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC

Richard A. Reep

Robert Isham, Jr.

Steve Harman Law, PLLC


Beck, Amsden & Stalpes, PLLC

Bruce L. Ennis

Davis, Warren & Hritsco Attorneys at Law

D. Robert Lohn

Kevin Culum

P. Mars Scott, PC

Susan G. Ridgeway