University of Montana School of Law

University of Montana School of Law

For more than 100 years, the University of Montana School of Law has educated lawyers and prepared them to serve society. In 1914, the School of Law became a member of The Association of American Law Schools and in 1923, received accreditation from the American Bar Association. In 2011, the School of Law celebrated 100 years of education and service. Each year, approximately 84 students enroll from across the country looking for a hands-on approach to legal education. Under the guidance of dedicated faculty and staff, students thrive in an experience-rich environment that integrates theory and practice. Long before it was fashionable, the University of Montana School of Law made a commitment to training practice-ready lawyers. At the University of Montana, every student must participate in clinical programs in order to graduate. The atmosphere at the University of Montana is enhanced by the surrounding Rocky Mountains, where wilderness and recreation offer a break from the rigors of law study.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.umt.edu/law/
Address: 32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812
Admission Phone: (406) 243-6169
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students236
Student-faculty ratio18:1
Tuition $11,451 per year (full-time, in-state)
$30,850 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$15,726
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline03/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of Montana School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Montana School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Michael 162 P 4.00

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Awalker94 150 A 3.26

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Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants3743710
Number of Offers2192190
Number of Matriculants76760
75% GPA3.653.650
Median GPA3.313.310
25% GPA3.043.040
75% LSAT1511510
Median LSAT1541540
25% LSAT1581580
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students236
Total Students Receiving Grants103
% of Students Receiving Grants43.6
75% Grant Amount$5,500
Median Grant Amount$3,000
25% Grants Amount$1,500
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship3
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)0
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (34.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (7.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1.3)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (193)
  • Hispanics (12)
  • Black or African American (1)
  • Asian (1)
  • American Indian / Native (11)
  • Other (12)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (0)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (12)


  • Total Women% (51.3)
  • Total Men% (48.7)
University of Montana School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 81 67.53% 70.37% -2.84%
2014 77 71.43% 69.68% 1.75%
2013 81 86.12% 89.34% -3.22%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (88)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (14)
  • Employed Other (10)
  • Unemployed (8)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association