PEOPLE AND PLACE

Acquire in-depth knowledge and specialization with a certificate in American Indian law. Indian Law curriculum integrates Federal Indian, Indigenous Peoples’ and Tribal Law with its practical and contemporary application in Montana, Indian Country and beyond. The program honors the importance of place, serves the governments and people of Indian Country, and promotes the study and understanding of tribal sovereignty, culture and history. We support the enrollment and success of all law students interested in the study of Indian law.

7th

in the nation for clerkship placements after graduation

TOP 10

Best Value Law School

89%

Montana 2019 bar passage rate among first-time exam takers

1st

Indian law clinic in the nation

Joint Degree Programs

Special Curriculum and Certificate Programs

Outside the Classroom

  • Pro Bono Fair
    Pro Bono Program

    The Pro Bono Program matches law student volunteers with pro bono partner organizations. The Pro Bono Program focuses on the promotion and development of professional legal values and the delivery of free legal services to underserved persons, communities and organizations.

  • Indian law clinic
    Clinic Program

    Founded in 1966, our clinical program offers four in-house clinics and 24 field placements. Under the supervision of faculty and experienced attorneys, third-year students practice law in a variety of settings, from criminal defense and prosecutors’ offices to environmental nonprofits and government agencies.

  • Competition team
    Competition Teams

    Montana is a consistent contender both regionally and nationally. Teams include the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition, National Environmental Moot Court, National Moot Court Competition, National Trial Competition – American College of Trial Lawyers, and the NALSA National Moot Court Competition.

  • Students volunteering
    Student Groups

    Over 20 student organizations ensure an opportunity for everyone to participate in activities, including law reviews, competition teams, student government or public service groups. Organizations include the Student Bar Association, Women’s Law Caucus, Environmental Law Group, Military Law Society, Native American Law Student Association, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and many more.

Also in the Law School

  • Library

    Jameson Law Library

    The Law Library provides innovative and high-quality law library services that support legal research, teaching, scholarship and practice in Montana. The Law Library provides access to reference materials, research assistance, formal research courses and informal instructional opportunities.

  • Career development

    Career Development Office

    The law school’s Career Development Office is committed to supporting students through each step of the job-search process. The staff serve as liaisons among students, alumni and employers to promote practice-based education. Career Development also offers practical workshops, one-on-one counseling, application review and other career resources.

  • Max Baucus

    Max S. Baucus Institute

    The work of the Max S. Baucus Institute is an extension of the important bipartisan, consensus-building public service Ambassador Baucus exemplified during his long and distinguished career. Situated within the law school, the Baucus Institute is where policymakers, lawyers, politicians, leading academics and law students interact on a global scale.

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