U.S. Department Of Justice-Billings

Field Placement
Single Semester, Fall or Spring

Faculty Supervisor

Professor Andrew King-Ries

Supervising Attorneys

Lori Suek

This Field Placement requires an extensive background check and security clearance. The security clearance application process begins approximately three (3) months prior to the start of semester in which the student is enrolled. If you have any questions about the federal security clearance process, you should speak with Geri Sturgill before making your clinic selection.

Students in this Placement must live in Billings for the semester in which they are enrolled.


Professional Responsibility, Trial Practice

Pre- or Co-Requisite

Criminal Procedure-Investigative, Criminal Procedure-Adjudicative


White Collar Crime

Prerequisites for Indian Law Certificate Students

This Placement can satisfy the clinic component of the Indian Law Certificate if a student meets one of the prerequisite for an Indian Law Clinic (Tribal Courts/Tribal Law, Federal Indian Law, or approval and waiver of the prerequisite by the Indian Law Clinic Co-Directors).

This Placement is not limited to Indian Law Certificate students. But priority will be given to Indian Law Certificate students who have satisfied the Criminal Justice Clinic prerequisites.

Areas of Emphases

Federal violent crimes in Indian Country; litigation, research and writing, negotiation, communication.

Sample Projects

  • Appear in court
  • Communicate and negotiate with defense counsel and pro se defendants
  • Interview witnesses
  • Perform legal research, draft motions.

General Information

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana has offices in Billings, Great Falls, Helena, Butte, and Missoula.