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Hillary Wandler

Hillary Wandler

Associate Professor of Law
Law 207

Professor Wandler joined the School of Law faculty in 2008 after clerking for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge James R. Browning, clerking for U.S. District Court Judge Donald W. Molloy, and practicing law with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson in Missoula, Montana.  Professor Wandler teaches courses in legal analysis, legal writing, civil procedure, and veterans disability law, and she directs the School of Law’s Deliberate Practice Program, which helps law students develop the strategies and skills they need to become self-directed, lifelong learners in the law.  Wandler’s research interests include legal issues arising for veterans suffering from psychological disabilities, procedural issues arising in civil litigation, and the intersection of legal writing and academic support instruction.  Wandler is currently admitted to practice in Montana state and federal courts and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and she is accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs.  She continues to represent veterans in disability claims and appeals.  She received her B.A. cum laude from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and her J.D. high honors from the University of Montana School of Law. 


The Role of Culture in Advocating for Accurate Diagnosis and Rating of Veterans’ Psychological Disabilities, 2 Mental Health L. & Pol’y J. 1 (2013); A New Way for Lawyers to Assist Veterans, 34 Mont. Law. 8 (June 2009)

A New Way for Lawyers to Assist Veterans, 34 Mont. Law. 8 (June 2009).

Beyond Group Therapy: Crafting Peer Evaluation to Reduce Anxiety in the Legal Writing Classroom (2009) (working paper available at SSRN: or

Will Montana Breathe Life into its Positive Constitutional Right to Equal Educational Opportunity, 65 Mont. L. Rev. 343 (2004).