Robert Sullivan Interview, July 27, 2006


Robert Sullivan


David Brooks



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Robert Sullivan provides a brief history of the University of Montana’s School of Law and its role in Montana. He describes his personal and educational background, which included teaching at the University of Notre Dame. Sullivan discusses University of Montana President Carl McFarland and his administrative style. Sullivan describes being hired as the School of Law dean in 1955, how he got the position, and the impacts his decisions had on the school. He discusses the last year of his career and notes that the University’s School of Law is one of the top U.S. law schools to provide hands-on training.

Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana School of Law; Carl McFarland, University of Montana president; University of Notre Dame; University of Montana administration

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana Oral History Project, OH 408, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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Oral History Number

OH 408-008

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (1:41:06 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (30 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

1:41:06 minutes

Local Filename

oh 408-08.mp3; OH408-008.pdf

Robert Sullivan Interview, July 27, 2006