The work of the Max S. Baucus Institute is an extension of the important bipartisan, consensus-building public service Ambassador Baucus exemplified during his long and distinguished career. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West, the Baucus Institute is where policy makers, lawyers, politicians, leading academics, and law students interact on a global scale.
Drawing on the expertise of faculty representing seven disciplines from across campus, the Montana Justice Initiative’s broad academic approach will provide a thorough analysis of justice and the criminal justice system that begins on campus and reverberates across the state.
Raising awareness of access to justice concerns and supporting Pro Bono service reflects a shared community value and it is an institutional priority. Alexander Blewett III School of Law graduates recognize the character, values, and professionalism necessary to serve society as lawyers, including the importance of pro bono work, service, and access to justice for underserved communities. To support this learning outcome, the law school maintains a voluntary Pro Bono Program where students experience hands-on learning opportunities through service opportunities.
The goal of the Blewett Consumer Law and Protection Program, first and foremost, is to build student involvement in the area of consumer law. The program also aims to engage with the national consumer law community and consumer law issues as well as provide service to Montana and its citizens.