Trial advocacy and dispute resolution are important parts of the Law School's required curriculum. You will take several courses emphasizing theories of dispute resolution, and you will try your hand at various phases of the process. Then, if you want to emphasize trial work or dispute resolution in your studies, we offer several electives and clinical opportunities to expand your knowledge and refine your skills. Faculty teaching in this area are accomplished trial lawyers, arbitrators, and mediators.
The University of Montana School of Law was the 1999 recipient of the Emil Gumpert Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Past winners of that award include Harvard, Yale, Northwestern and New York Universities, and the University of California, Los Angeles.