Dr. Brad Hall Joins Law School as Student Support Advocate
The Blewett School of Law is pleased to announce that Dr. Brad Hall has joined the law school as an affiliate. He is assisting in tribal outreach and recruitment efforts. Holding office hours in the law school on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. each week, he is serving as a student support advocate for Native law students and working on initiatives to assist in the integration of Indian Education for All (IEFA).
Alongside his part-time appointment at the law school, Hall serves as the tribal college and high school outreach specialist at the University of Montana, where he works to provide Native students access to four-year degrees and beyond through pathways designed in collaboration with tribal colleges and high schools around the state.
Hall is a Blackfeet educator and historian who was raised on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation outside of Browning on his family's ranch. He has committed his career to improving education systems on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Hall is graduate of Montana State University-Bozeman with a bachelor’s degree in history. From 2009 until 2013, Hall served as a 7th-12th-grade social studies teacher and as principal for the Heart Butte School in Heart Butte, Montana. These formative experiences led him to pursue a master’s degree in education at Montana State University-Bozeman.
From 2013 until 2019, Hall served in an administrative position at Blackfeet Community College (BCC) in Browning as the institutional researcher. In that position, he focused on improving institutional effectiveness. He also serves as the chair of the Blackfeet Nation Institutional Review Board (BNIRB), a regulatory body that approves research activities on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and ensures that their activities are beneficial to the Blackfeet Nation's land, resources and its people. Hall functioned as a resource for tribal college faculty and administrators working to enhance culturally-based programs and practices in pre-K through higher education settings, all on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Hall earned his doctoral degree in educational leadership from Montana State University-Bozeman in summer 2018. Hall’s outreach to other tribal communities has been vastly expanded through his presentations nationally and publications involving research, culturally-based pedagogical approaches and leveraging cultural values to promote best practices in tribal, educational and other community leaders around Indian Country.