Study Abroad

Drawing from Max Baucus’s experience building diplomatic bridges as the United States Ambassador, the Baucus Institute sends Montana law students on month-long immersion programs at universities in China and Ireland. The students, many of whom have never traveled internationally, study comparative law and policy alongside students and professors native to these countries.

China Summer Study Abroad

The China study abroad programs are not-for-credit in Summer 2023

China has emerged as one of the world’s most powerful economic forces in today’s global economy. The demand is increasing for experts familiar with the ever-changing nature of the Chinese economy and with Chinese political and legal systems to provide advisory services to businesses and policy makers. We recognize these needs and offer students the opportunity to experience China firsthand in our summer study abroad programs.

Students at Great Wall of China

Ireland Summer Study Abroad

Ireland and the US have deep historic connections in our governments and cultures. Western Montana and County Cork in particular have a special relationship, as many Irish leaving western Ireland in the late 1800s settled in Butte, Helena, Anaconda, and Missoula. Beginning in 2022, the University of Montana's Alexander Blewett III School of Law has partnered with the University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, to offer a comparative law Summer Study Abroad program.