Milton G. Rowland

Adjunct Professor

(509) 777-1600


  • B.A., University of Detroit-Mercy, 1975
  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 1985

Biographical Information

Milt Rowland has been an adjunct professor at Gonzaga since 1987, with one year off to teach at the University of Denver College of Law.

Prof. Rowland is a 1975 cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit-Mercy, and a 1985 summa cum laude graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law. He was first in his class at Gonzaga, where he won 16 academic awards.

Since graduating, Prof. Rowland has pursued two parallel career paths:

In one, he is a civil litigation attorney. Licensed in Washington from 1986-present and Idaho from 1986-1993, Rowland has tried a wide range of civil and administrative cases, ranging from constitutional tort cases to highway design and employment discrimination cases. He was the Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Spokane, Washington, from 1993 to 2007. In April, 2007, Milt joined Foster Pepper PLLC as Of Counsel, involved in the litigation and municipal law practice groups, among others.
In his second career path, Prof. Rowland teaches, writes and lectures widely in the law. He was named adjunct Professor of the Year at Gonzaga Law School every year the award was given until 2000, when the Student Bar Association renamed the award in his name.

He has written chapters for two books on tort and trial practice, and has lectured extensively on ethics, property, constitutional, trial practice and municipal liability issues in the Washington, King County and other Bar groups.

Teaching Areas

  • Business Association
  • Law of Cities & Towns
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • U.C.C. 2
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Administrative Law
  • Evidence
  • Sales