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The Blewett School of Law plays a special role in the public life of our state. Our graduates have served as leaders in the legal, political and business communities since our founding more than a century ago. With your support, we can continue that tradition of public service by giving the next generation of lawyers their start.
Dean Paul Kirgis

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Max S. Baucus Institute

The Max S. Baucus Institute inspires public service by training and educating the next generation of public servants. In the summer of 2019, the Institute sent 11 UM undergraduate and graduate students to intern in Washington, D.C., and 24 law students to study in China. The Institute’s new Department of Public Administration trains current and future public servants on best practices in administrative and legislative realms. Your gift helps enhance and expand the Institute’s programming that creates tomorrow’s leaders.


Allowing law students to focus on their education and pursue meaningful legal careers without the burden of student debt, scholarships also ensure we can recruit well-qualified and diverse students who contribute to a vibrant legal community throughout Montana and beyond. With $1.5 million in matching funds made possible by a gift from Alexander and Andrea Blewett, donors can double their impact and increase the number and size of scholarships we offer. At the same time, increased academic support helps students succeed in school and pass the bar exam. Your gift makes these student support initiatives possible.


For more than four decades, the Blewett School of Law has been a leader in practical legal education. Whether in our Veterans’ Advocacy Clinic, which provides pro bono legal advocacy to veterans and their families in communities across Montana, or training for and competing with UM’s trial, appellate advocacy or negotiation teams, our students benefit from multiple experiential opportunities. Your support allows us to provide these invaluable experiences that help enrich student learning at UM.

At the Alexander Blewett III School of Law, we train lawyers to solve real-world problems. Our emphasis on both theory and practice allows our graduates to enter the profession with the knowledge and skills to do meaningful legal work from day one. As Montana’s only law school, we take our responsibility as servants of the state seriously. Through our commitment to developing national, state and tribal law, we address the most critical issues facing our state and the Rocky Mountain West.

Private support has long been integral to our success. The Blewett School of Law was founded more than 100 years ago because of a private gift. Now our donors can secure our success for the next century.