The University of Montana School of Law
Law Student Oath
Today I begin my professional legal career as a member of The University of Montana School of Law community. As a student, I pledge to seek knowledge and understanding of the law and the role of the law and lawyers in society. I pledge to strive to develop the professional skills and the character and values necessary to fulfill the role of a lawyer. I understand that as a lawyer I will be a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system, and a public citizen with special responsibility for the quality of justice. As a student and as a lawyer, I pledge to pursue the truth, to promote justice, and to uphold the principles of honesty, integrity, and civility.†
† Principles and language are drawn from the mission statement of The University of Montana School of Law, the Preamble to the Montana Rules of Professional Conduct, and the Preamble to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.