Professor Rob Natelson

Robert G. Natelson is Professor of Law (ret.), The University of Montana and Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute in Denver, Colorado. His original research on constitutional law and constitutional history has been cited by Supreme Court justices 39 times since 2013, placing him among the top legal scholars in the nation. He has more than fifty years’ experience in the legal system, including the practice of law in two states and scholarship covering the courts of all fifty states.

Rob was active in Montana civic life for many years. He was a highly successful leader of ballot issue campaigns, and he ran for governor in 1996 and 2000. He continues his close ties with Montana, where he has children and grandchildren. Rob regularly visits and travels throughout the state, both to see family members and friends, and to explore Montana’s great outdoors.