Our Mission

The Public Land & Resources Law Review ("PLRLR") supports scholars and practitioners as a catalyst for research, publication, and engagement on important issues in public lands, natural resources, environmental, and Indian law.

Our Work

The PLRLR is a student-run law review based at the University of Montana's Alexander Blewett III School of Law. PLRLR staff and editors collaborate with practitioners, academics, and policy makers from around the country to publish and promote world-class legal writing via case summaries, oral argument previews, case notes, and articles. Today the PLRLR’s annual publication circulates to universities, legal databases, and individual attorneys across the country. The PLRLR also compiles special editions to cover a special topic or highlight the collected works of notable authors.

If you are interested in contributing work to an upcoming volume or for online publication, we'd love to hear from you! Articles may be submitted through Scholastica or by email directly to plrlr@umontana.edu

The Legacy of Margery Hunter Brown

PLRLR was first published in 1980 under the guidance of renowned Montana law Professor Margery Hunter Brown. Professor Brown (“Marge”) was born in Libby and lived most her life in Montana. She was a Fulbright scholar, a reporter for the Great Falls Tribune, and a college professor before attending law school at University of Montana. After a year as a tribal court advisor Margery Hunter Brown returned to teach at the University of Montana School of Law. She co-authored publications on Indian law and politics and played a significant role in the rewriting of Montana's Constitution. Professor Brown also established the Indian Law Clinic which catalyzed major code revision projects on reservations across Montana. To read more about her impactful legacy, see Charles F. Wilkinson's piece in Vol. 19 of our Law Review.

Contact Information

Email: plrlr@umontana.edu

Address: Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana
    Attn: Public Land and Resources Law Review
    32 Campus Dr.
    Missoula, MT 59812