The Alexander Blewett III School of Law is the only law school in Montana and one of the oldest law schools in the West. Since our founding in 1911, we have provided a hands-on approach to legal education, propelling our graduates to serve as leaders in legal, political and business communities throughout Montana and beyond. With the partnership of dedicated alumni and friends, we are enhancing our integration of theory and practice and further empowering the next generation of lawyers.Dean Paul Kirgis
Clinical and Experiential Learning
As part of Zander and Andy Blewett’s transformative naming gift, the law school began an access to justice and pro bono program, giving students practical training while providing over 1,900 hours of volunteer legal services to community members per year. A donation from former state senator Dan Weinberg jump-started an interdisciplinary initiative for students to research and address rural criminal justice reform, while a gift from the Montana Justice Foundation empowered students to provide legal clinics at pow-wows across Montana. Collectively, these gifts created meaningful student experiences while enabling the law school and our students to give back to our communities.
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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.
The Law School was founded over 100 years ago with a private donation that started our law library. Since then, the partnership of dedicated alumni and friends has been vital to our success. We thank the UM giving community for supporting our students today while strengthening the future of the legal profession and justice system throughout Montana and beyond.