The Thunderhead Ranch, 35,000 acres, ten miles east of Dubois, Wyoming, on the East Fork of the Wind River, brings together two ranches, the Old Double Diamond and the Bear Creek Ranch. Famously emblazoned in song, the Old Double Diamond was a large cattle ranch. All but a few hundred acres were generously sold to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to create the Spence and Moriarity Wildlife Habitat Area, providing winter grazing for over 4000 head of elk and large populations of deer, antelope, and other wildlife, and thirty miles of fishing streams. Gerry and Imaging’s gift sought to preserve the valley for future generations. Thunderhead Ranch sits protected, surrounded by millions of acres of National Forest and Wilderness.
Gerry and Imaging first changed Thunderhead Ranch from a working ranch to a campus for trial attorneys in 1994. Gerry and Imaging invested their time, their financial resources, and their passionate commitment to the people in need to transform the ranch property into a campus, and to start a college that built far more than trial skills.
By reimagining their home, creating rooms for 55 students, faculty, and its many caretakers, Thunderhead Ranch began its transformation. No longer dirt floors and cow stalls, the historic “Big Barn,” moved in 1975 from 6 miles up-stream and became dorm rooms – a home away from home for all who arrived to benefit from the Spence Method. The second floor, no longer a hayloft, became the perfect setting for the daily gatherings.
Fighting for the People | Gerry Spence | TEDxJacksonHole
Renowned trial lawyer Gerry Spence reflects on justice in a powerful personal retrospective.
“This is a place where you come to be a human. What's amazing aboout Gerry is that he's one of the most famous trial lawyers in America but he doesn't want people to copy his arguments or to copy how he talks or dresses.”
“When you go to law school they teach you how to be a lawyer but they don't teach you how to care. Here's the best part of GSM. you will leave different. Not a different person, but a different lawyer.”
“The magic and the transformation that takes place here that I find remarkable is that by becoming better human beings we become better lawyers; by digging deep into ourselves we're better able to sense what may be holding our clients back and we can get at the real story.”
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