The University of Montana School of Law is one of the premier regional law schools in the nation, and also one of the smallest. With a selective enrollment of approximately 250 students, the School is noted for its innovative Professional Skills curriculum, as well as degree certificate programs in American Indian law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Environmental and Natural Resource law. It is one of only eight law schools in the country to require clinical training for all students, and home to more than twenty different clinical opportunities, including the first American Indian law clinic in the nation.
Points of Pride
In 2011, the School was ranked as one of the Top 40 Best Value Law Schools in America by PreLaw Magazine, a National Jurist publication.
The School’s student competition teams continue to shine on the national stage, with last year's Trial Team winning a trip to the national competition in Austin, Texas.
Alumni have served as the deans of law schools at USC, Duke, South Jersey and New York University, as well as justices of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, federal district courts and the Montana Supreme Court. They also have been governors and attorneys general of Montana, members of Congress, Clerk of the United States Supreme Court and President of the American Bar Association.
UM Foundation Support
In 2009 the School of Law started classes in a state-of-the-art remodeled and expanded building, thanks to generous gifts from hundreds of alumni and friends.
Law students received more than $175,000 in scholarships during fiscal year 2011.
In 2011, the School launched its Centennial Scholarship Initiative, aimed at increasing support to students.
The graduating class of 2011 launched the inaugural Third-Year Class Gift Campaign, which received contributions from close to 50% of the class.
The School of Law presents a wide range of opportunities for donors to make an impact. Two current projects include the Centennial Scholarship Initiative and fundraising to recognize the tireless work of former associate dean and founding director of the Indian Law Clinic, Margery Hunter Brown, by naming the Indian Law Clinic in her honor.
To make a gift to the School of Law today, please complete the form below.
To find out how to support the School of Law, contact John Mudd, Director of Development and Alumni Relations.