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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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The Blewett School of Law boasts an outstanding faculty with both practical experience and national scholarly renown. Additional funding for endowed professorships, as well as support for scholarship and community engagement, will ensure the School of Law attracts top legal talent while fulfilling its mission of contributing to the development of national, state, and tribal law and legal institutions.

Scholarships and Student Success

Scholarships allow our students to pursue their career goals while also ensuring that the school can recruit a diverse and well-qualified student body in an increasingly competitive law school market. With the $1.5 million match made possible by a gift from Zander and Andy Blewett, donors can double their impact and help us substantially increase both the number and size of scholarships we offer. At the same time, increased academic advising and support helps students succeed in law school and pass the bar exam. Private support makes those initiatives possible.

Signature Programs

Signature programs at the Blewett School of Law, such as our nationally-recognized programs in Environmental & Natural Resources and Indian Law, rely on the support of donors to provide unique opportunities to students while serving the needs of Montana and the Rocky Mountain West. With additional resources, those programs can grow, reaching more students and tackling bigger projects.

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 will send 10 UM undergraduate and graduate students to intern in Washington, D.C., and eight law students to study in China.

Clinical and Experiential Learning

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 team, appellate advocacy teams or negotiation team, our students benefit from the multiple experiential opportunities we can provide because of donor support.

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.