MISSOULA, Mont. -

The University of Montana's School of Law has received an $800,000 donation - the largest in its history - to help pay tuition for law students who earned their bachelor's degree from Montana State University.
    
Trial lawyer Alexander "Zander" Blewett III presented the gift Monday, saying it will help educate the next generation of leaders and help the school become more cost competitive with other top law programs.
    
Blewett's family ties with the School of Law span generations, starting with Alexander Blewett, Jr., who graduated from the program in 1938. Zander Blewett graduated from the school in 1971, and both of his sons, Anders and Drew Blewett, graduated from the school in 2007.
    
The scholarship will pay half the tuition for three students each year.