Kristen Juras teaches Property, Business Transactions and other business, tax and commercial classes, such as Business Organizations, UCC Article 2 (Sales and Leases), UCC Article 3 (Commercial Paper), and Closing the Sale. Prior to teaching, Professor Juras practiced for more than twenty years in the areas of business transactions, tax and estate planning. She has served as general counsel for a publicly traded corporation, and has also practiced in the area of international law, including the representation of clients in international tribunal proceedings. She is a prior member of the American College of Tax Counsel, served as a member of the Montana Property Tax Task Force, and is past chair of the legislative committee of the Business, Estates, Trust, Tax and Real Estate Section of the Montana State Bar Association.
Professor Juras received her J.D. degree magna cum laude in 1982 from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she participated on the Jessup International Moot Court Team, National Moot Court Team, and Georgia Journal of International Law. She was inducted into the Order of the Coif. She received her B.A. degree in French and German from The University of Montana.
Professor Juras frequently prepares and presents materials for tax and business attorneys at state and regional continuing legal education seminars. She consults regularly with the Montana State University Extension Service in the publication of the “MontGuide” educational series in the areas of estate and tax planning. She teaches and prepares the outlines for the BarBri bar exam review in several areas of Montana law, including agency, business organizations, wills and trusts.
Other publications include:
State by State Guide to Commercial Real Estates Leases (Aspen Publishing 2006)(Montana materials).
Law of the Sea in a Nutshell (West Publishing 1984)(co-author with Louis B. Sohn; currently preparing 2nd edition for publication in 2008).
Case Materials: UCC Article 2 Sales and Leases (The University of Montana 2004).