Renz, Jeffrey

Clinical Professor of Law
The University of Montana - Missoula
Professional Summary: 

Prof. Renz received his undergraduate (Botany) and law degrees from the University of Montana in 1971 and 1979. From 1971 to 1975 he served in the United States Army, where he completed the Army's Airborne and Ranger Schools and commanded a combat infantry company.

Renz was a member of the legal team that represented the State of Illinois when it ended the City of Milwaukee's pollution of Lake Michigan. Before obtaining his law degree, he testified as an expert witness on algal blooms in the Illinois v. Milwaukee trial. He was on the legal team that challenged the Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to build the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and Locks and Dam 26 on the Mississippi River.

Prof. Renz has taught in the clinical program at the School of Law since 1993. His emphasis is in the area of civil rights, criminal law and procedure, and constitutional law. He has also taught at Kutaisi State University and the Tbilisi Institute of Asia and Africa in the Republic of Georgia and at Osh State University in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Prof. Renz was first listed in Who's Who in American Law in 1990. He is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties.

Prof. Renz is admitted to practice in Montana , Illinois , the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Prof. Renz has participated in over 100 appellate cases as either lead or co-counsel. He has argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, and the Montana Supreme Court.


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