Jul
6
Mon
Summer Indian Law: Doing Business in Indian Country @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law Tickets
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day
Summer Indian Law: Doing Business in Indian Country @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Study Indian law this summer! The Alexander Blewett III School of Law invites you to participate in the 13th annual Summer American Indian and Indigenous Law Program, June 1-July 24, 2020.

This year we are offering remotely instructed courses with a faculty comprised of expert Indian law scholars and practitioners from around the country. Participants in the program may choose from any of the courses or take them all. Courses are cross-listed for graduate credit. These courses are self-supporting with no state tuition expense, so tuition waivers will not apply.

Approved by the Montana CLE Commission, each course will yield 13.75 continuing legal education credits for practicing attorneys. Register on Eventbrite for CLE.

Professors Kathryn R.L. Rand & Stephen Andrew Light
University of North Dakota

Indian Gaming Law and Policy

This class reviews federal statutes, regulations, and case law pertaining to Indian gaming issues.  Participants will learn about contemporary issues affecting Indian gaming, the gaming regulation system, and the compacting process.

Jul
13
Mon
Summer Indian Law: Advanced Natural Resources Law in Indian Country @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law Tickets
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day
Summer Indian Law: Advanced Natural Resources Law in Indian Country @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Study Indian law this summer! The Alexander Blewett III School of Law invites you to participate in the 13th annual Summer American Indian and Indigenous Law Program, June 1-July 24, 2020.

This year we are offering remotely instructed courses with a faculty comprised of expert Indian law scholars and practitioners from around the country. Participants in the program may choose from any of the courses or take them all. Courses are cross-listed for graduate credit. These courses are self-supporting with no state tuition expense, so tuition waivers will not apply.

Approved by the Montana CLE Commission, each course will yield 13.75 continuing legal education credits for practicing attorneys. Register on Eventbrite for CLE.

Professors Michelle Bryan and Monte Mills

Alexander Blewett III School of Law
University of Montana

Tribal Rights, Water Law, and Natural Resources Management

Missouri River Field Course (in conjunction with Freeflow Institute)

Governance of the Upper Missouri River, and the prairie communities through which it flows, is as complex as the history, laws and customs that have shaped the place. By canoe and on foot, participants will encounter this complexity firsthand while studying the planning, policy and people of this unique American landscape. Our shared dialogue will consider deep questions: How do cultural narratives shape and inform the challenges of managing this singular ecosystem? What role do Indian tribes and their members play in management decisions, both on and off of their reservations? How do we identify a common vision for repairing and restoring a fragmented system? This summer, contribute your voice to the discussion and immerse yourself physically and intellectually in this unfolding story of the West.

Jul
20
Mon
Summer Indian Law: Social Justice Issues in Indian Country @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law Tickets
Jul 20 – Jul 24 all-day
Summer Indian Law: Social Justice Issues in Indian Country @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Study Indian law this summer! The Alexander Blewett III School of Law invites you to participate in the 13th annual Summer American Indian and Indigenous Law Program, June 1-July 24, 2020.

This year we are offering remotely instructed courses with a faculty comprised of expert Indian law scholars and practitioners from around the country. Participants in the program may choose from any of the courses or take them all. Courses are cross-listed for graduate credit. These courses are self-supporting with no state tuition expense, so tuition waivers will not apply.

Approved by the Montana CLE Commission, each course will yield 13.75 continuing legal education credits for practicing attorneys. Register on Eventbrite for CLE.

Professor Kate Fort
Michigan State University School of Law

American Indian Children and the Law

American Indian Children and the Law focuses on the specific legal issues facing American Indian children in the United States. Much of the focus will be on the implementation, interpretation, and understanding of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  ICWA, a federal statute interpreted almost entirely in state courts, applies to all terminations of parental rights if the child involved is an Indian child under the law’s definition. Congress passed this law was passed in 1978 in response to the overwhelming numbers of Indian children in foster care and adopted away from their tribes and families.  However, the course will also address issues in state welfare systems, the history of Native children and state actors, and current tribal social service practices.

Aug
6
Thu
Public Service Academy @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law Tickets
Aug 6 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 8 @ 12:45 pm
Public Service Academy @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law | Missoula | Montana | United States

The Max S. Baucus Institute’s Department of Public Administration and Policy is hosting its second annual Public Service Academy. The Public Service Academy is open to any public or nonprofit sector employee with the goal to advance skills for your current profession. Participants will learn from leading experts in the field. Taking place August 6-7, 2020, on the University of Montana’s campus, the theme this year is Forward Thinking for our Public and Nonprofit Sector Futures. Speakers include Kathy Crego, Tracy Stone-Manning and Denise Juneau. For more information, including a detailed schedule and speaker bios, visit the Public Service Academy page.

NEW this year! Participants are eligible for the First Annual Baucus Innovation Challenge. The Baucus Innovation Challenge is an annual event that highlights exciting new strategies for advancing knowledge and/or improving programmatic efficiency or effectiveness. UM’s Baucus Institute and the Department of Public Administration & Policy invite your department, agency or program to join a pitch competition in honor of Ambassador Max Baucus’s commitment to public service. He believes public service is “the highest calling” and appreciates innovative thinking to continue to solve public and nonprofit sector problems.

If your department/program/agency’s innovative approach (e.g. research, solving a public or nonprofit sector problem) is selected as one of the 3-5 finalists, you will receive:

  • The opportunity to present your idea at the 2020 Baucus Innovation Challenge Lunch at the Public Service Academy
  • A chance to win a $500 award to launch or further develop your innovation
  • TO APPLY:
    A representative from a public sector program, agency, or department must:

  • Have developed an innovative approach to enhance public service, address an unmet need, advance understanding in the field, and/or improve programmatic efficiency or effectiveness.
  • Submit a written overview (500 words or fewer) telling the judges what you are doing and how it works.
  • Submission deadline is July 15, 2020. Finalists will be notified in advance and should be prepared to give a short presentation of your idea and answer questions posted by a panel of expert judges at the 2020 Baucus Innovation Challenge Lunch from noon – 1:00 p.m. on August 6, 2020.

    Sep
    24
    Thu
    Browning Symposium @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law Tickets
    Sep 24 – Sep 25 all-day

    The annual Browning Symposium will be September 24-25, 2020, at the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law in Missoula, Montana. The topic this biennium is consumer law in the 21st century, and Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and former Ohio attorney general, will give the keynote address.

    Oct
    15
    Thu
    68th Annual Montana Tax Institute @ DoubleTree Hotel Tickets
    Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day
    68th Annual Montana Tax Institute @ DoubleTree Hotel | Missoula | Montana | United States

    Learn from some of the nation’s tax experts! Fully online for fall 2020, the 68th Annual Montana Tax Institute, taking place October 15-17, 2020, features a distinguished faculty of tax practitioners and scholars. Join us to learn about a broad range of topics and the impact of recent tax developments from the nation’s foremost experts on tax and estate planning.

    For more information, including a detailed agenda, speaker bios and more, visit www.umt.edu/tax-institute.