Developed by Harvard Law School, Zero-L is an online course designed to ensure all incoming students, whatever their backgrounds and previous areas of study, start with foundational legal knowledge that enables them to thrive in law school. We provide this course to our incoming students.
Weather permitting, the Introductory Program commences with an optional outdoor ice cream social on Tuesday evening. This is always a relaxed and enjoyable way for you to meet others in your class and mingle with faculty and staff.
The Intro Program continues through the end of the day on Friday. These days will be filled with activities and workshops that will begin the process of building community and demystifying law school. Some sessions and activities will be face-to-face; we will engage in others via distance learning.
Recommended dress for the Intro Program is business casual. Among other things, photos for the Student “Lookbook” and other law school communications will be taken. We will also be welcoming distinguished leaders from the Montana legal and educational community to join us during the Intro Program.
Self-Guided Field Trip on People and Place
During Intro Program week we invite new students to take a self-guided field trip crated by law professors Monte Mills, Kekek Stark and Michelle Bryan. This field trip delves into the law school's rich history of incorporating place-based learning into the study of law, including the areas of Indian law and natural resources law.