On administrative leave 2009-2010 academic year
Professor Eck served as Dean of the School of Law from 1995 to June 2009. He began teaching at the School of Law in 1981, after diverse experiences as Assistant United States Attorney for Montana and several years in private practice. Eck also served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge James F. Battin.
Eck earned a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Carleton College, a J.D. from The University of Montana School of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Among the courses he has taught are Estate Planning, Problems in Estate Planning, and Taxation of Corporations.
Eck serves as a Commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He has been active in leading Montana legislative reforms in the area of trusts and estates.
Under the sponsorship of Senator Max Baucus, President Bush nominated Eck to be a member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board in 2008.
Group Adds 6 Acts for Montana to Consider, 36 Mont. Law. 10 (Nov. 2010).
Judge William B. Jones and Judge Edward A. Tamm Judicial Lecture Series, 59 Mont. L. Rev. 5 (1998).
Legal Aspects of Difficult Choices: Farm and Ranch Debt, Mont. Dept. Agric. (1986) (with Steven C. Bahls, John W. McDonald, and Tonya Bumbarger).