Missoula City Attorney's Office

Field Placement
Academic Year/Summer

Faculty Supervisor

Professor Andrew King-Ries

Supervising Attorney

Jim Nugent, Keithi Worthington, Susan Aaberg


Professional Responsibility, Trial Practice

Pre-Requisite or Co-requisite

Criminal Procedure – Investigative; Criminal Procedure - Adjudicative

Areas of Emphasis

Criminal law (primary); civil law; litigation; legal research and writing; negotiation; oral and written communication

Sample Projects

  • Court appearances
  • Communicate and negotiate with defense counsel and pro se defendants
  • Interview witnesses
  • Conduct legal research
  • Draft motions

General Information

The Missoula City Attorney's Office prosecutes misdemeanor criminal offenses in Missoula Municipal Court and represents the City of Missoula in civil matters. Important:  Students in this placement need to be available either Mondays or Fridays for court at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Students are required to undergo a background check and fingerprinting.