Membership on the Montana Law Review is limited to second and third year law students who are selected on the basis of their performance in an annual write-on competition.

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The Montana Law Review welcomes scholarly submissions from faculty, practitioners, and students. We accept submissions year-round. Winter and Summer issues are published each year, with our Winter issue every other year focusing specifically on the biennial Browning Symposium. Although we give preference to articles focusing on relevant issues within Montana, articles of national import are also published. Our issues generally include articles and essays, written by current practitioners, and comments and notes, written by students.

In addition, the Montana Law Review Online publishes independent articles on an ongoing basis that are particularly timely, including previews of upcoming Montana Supreme Court cases, summaries and analyses of recent decisions that affect the State of Montana, and discussions regarding other relevant legal topics.

Guidelines for articles:

  • Article length: 15,000 – 30,000 words (30 to 60 law review pages) preferred.
  • Essay/Comment/Note length: 5,000 – 15,000 words (15 to 30 law review pages) preferred.
  • Microsoft Word required.
  • ALWD citation format preferred.

E-Mail Submissions

To submit an article electronically, please e-mail it as an attachment to montanalawrev@umontana.edu.

Hard Copy Submissions: Authors preferring to submit a hard copy of an article may do so by mailing it to:

Intake Editor
Montana Law Review
Alexander Blewett III School of Law
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812

For questions about submissions, please contact us at montanalawrev@umontana.edu.