Faculty and Staff

Anna Conley

Anna Conley

Adjunct Professor

Office: Missoula County Attorney's Office
Email: anna@annaconley.com


  • Global Perspective on Law
  • Public International Law

Personal Summary

Anna Conley is an Senior Civil Deputy in the Missoula County Attorney's Office in Missoula, Montana and adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Law and Political Science Department. Her areas of expertise include human rights, comparative law, international law, constitutional law and complex civil litigation. Anna has a J.D. from the George Washington Law School, and an LL.M. and Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L) from McGill University's Law School. Anna has litigated many large-scale complex cases, participated in several rule of law initiatives, and published extensively in international and comparative law. She teaches Global Perspectives on Law, a comparative law course that covers the four major legal traditions of the world, and International Law and Organizations. 


Torture in US Jails and Prisons: An Analysis of Solitary Confinement Under International Law, Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, Vol. 7, 4/2013 (December 2013)

Getting Individuals Committed to the Montana State Hospital out of County Jails, 39-NOV Mont. Law 10 (November 2013)

Preserving Reasonable Suspicion, 37-JUNE/JULY Mont. Law 5 (June 2012) 

The Montana Supreme Court’s Continued, Not-so-subtle Assault on Arbitration, 35-FEB Mont. Law. 6 (Feb. 2010). This article received the Haswell Award from the State Bar of Montana for the most outstanding Montana Lawyer article of the year.

Email Service on Foreign Defendants: Time for an International Approach?, 38 Georgetown J. Int’l L. 775 (2007) (with David Stewart)

A Comparative Analysis of U.S. Judicial Assistance, 2007 World Arb. & Mediation Rev. 609 (2007)

A New World of Discovery: The Ramifications of Two Recent Federal Courts’ Decisions Granting Judicial Assistance to Arbitral Tribunals Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1782, 17 Am. Rev. Int’l. Arb. 45 (2006).  Cited by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas at 617 F.Supp.2d 481, 487 (2008).

War – What is it Good For? The Scope of the Executive’s Power Pursuant to the Authorization of Use of Military Force, DeNovo –Washington State Bar Young Lawyers Division, August 2006, Vol. 20, Issue 4

 The Executive Branch’s Power to Designate and Detain U.S. Citizens as Enemy Combatants: An Analysis of Padilla v Rumsfeld and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, The California International Practitioner, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2004

available at https://works.bepress.com/anna_conley/