Start Here, Thrive Anywhere

The University of Montana School of Law offers students a progressive, experience-rich education that combines legal theory with hands-on, first-person practical education.  Students graduate ready to practice law thanks to a curriculum that requires participation in clinical programs.  UMSL graduates draft contracts, counsel clients, argue cases and negotiate settlements.

The University also offers joint degree programs in JD-Masters of Business Administration, JD-Masters of Public Administration and JD-Masters of Science in Environmental Studies.  There are special curriculum and certificate programs in Alternative Dispute Resolution, American Indian Law, Natural Resource and Environmental Law, and Trial Advocacy.

UMSL students pursue their studies alongside the Clark Fork River and in the shadow of Mount Sentinel, in a community named one of the “Best River Towns in America” and “16 Greatest Places to Live in America” by Outside Magazine.

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Sarah Phillips
Student Services Assistant

Lori Freeman, JD
Director of Admissions and Career Services

Application Deadline

March 15, 2015 for the 2015 Fall Semester


2014-15 Academic Year: $11,334.76
(based on 30 credits)
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Joint Degree Options

JD-Masters of Business Administration
JD-Masters of Public Administration
JD-MS in Environmental Studies

Featured Student

Caitie BolandCaitie Boland serves as the teaching assistant for the first-year contracts class and was elected to be the next Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Montana Law Review. Caitie grew up in Great Falls, MT and is glad to be in law school at UMSL because Flathead Lake, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and family are never far away. Meet more student ambassadors.