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  • Law and Energy

    The Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) provides a focal point for the many energy and natural resources activities at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

  • historical trials

    The College of Law is dedicated to facilitating events and speaker series for the promotion of diversity & equality, and to foster balanced discussions on current issues.

  • Real World Experience

    At UW Law, students can participate in clinics that represent clients, prepare legal documents, and appear in court under the supervision of an experienced faculty member. Our students interact with a diverse group of outstanding lawyer-educators with extensive experience and legal expertise in our cutting-edge trial advocacy institute.


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University of Wyoming's College of Law

The University of Wyoming's College of Law provides graduate students exceptional training and opportunities for gaining personal experience with practicing law.  The UW College of Law is the smallest public law school in the country, but this offers students great advantages!  As a UW Law student you benefit from:

  • Small class sizes, which promote student-faculty interactions and open doors to new opportunities;

  • Six clinics, which give students hands-on experience with case-based law;

  • Externship and internship programs, which give students the ability to gain real world experience before they enter the legal profession;

  • A Law degree without the extravagant price tag; UW Law students take out fewer loans while they receive high-quality training;

  • Law faculty who teach courses while maintaining active law careers in legal research and inquiry, which provides students real-time and grounded insight.

You also benefit from access to information and transparency, including our ABA Standard 509 disclosures and ABA Employment Summary Reports.



Justice Kite and Pete Michael visit EENR Clinic

October 15, 2014 — Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite (J.D. ’74) and Wyoming Attorney General Pete Michael (J.D.’85) made a visit to the College of Law’s new Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources (EENR) Law Clinic last week.

Judge Barrett Estate Funds Student Trial Experience

August 18, 2014 — The Summer Trial Institute is boot camp for future trial lawyers, and their participation is made possible by a fund established by Judge James E. Barrett, who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for 40 years.

UW Law Professor Receives Visiting Scholar Grant

June 30, 2014 — University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Michael Smith is one of two professors nationwide to receive a Legal Communication and Rhetoric Visiting Scholars Grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD).

BP America Donates $25,000 to UW’s Energy Law Center

June 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) recently received a $25,000 gift from BP America to develop CLERR’s summer energy law institute.

Wyoming Center for the Study of Written Advocacy Announces Grant Recipients

June 6, 2014 — The Wyoming Center for the Study of Written Advocacy has announced the recipients of the grants for presentations at the upcoming Legal Writing Institute (LWI) Conference in Philadelphia.

International Advocacy

April 9, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Law houses the only experiential learning program in the Mountain West Region focused on international human rights protection and promotion. Under the supervision of experienced lawyers, Wyoming students have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom to pressing legal issues in the best interests of real clients both in the United States and abroad in the International Human Rights Clinic.

UW Law School’s Legal Writing Program Receives Top-15 Ranking

March 19, 2014 — An eight-year effort to improve student instruction and to gain more institutional prestige in the field of legal writing has resulted in national recognition for the University of Wyoming College of Law.

Philip C. Jessup Competition

February 18, 2014 — This year’s Jessup team enjoyed unprecedented success at the recently concluded international law moot court competition held Feb 14-16th at DU law school.

Rewarding Integrity, Professionalism, and Scholarship – The William T. Schwartz Endowment

February 7, 2014 — The William T. Schwartz Professor of Law endowment is awarded to a distinguished member of the law faculty who demonstrates a high degree of integrity, professionalism, and scholarship. The professor is chosen by the dean of the College of Law in consultation with the Schwartz family. The professor holds this prestigious position for 5 years, with the chance of renewal if there is continued evidence of high standards of teaching, scholarship, and integrity. The funds from this endowment can be used to enhance salary and to support the recipient’s teaching and scholarship activities.

On-the-Job Injury Motivates Duff’s Law Career

December 11, 2013 — Like he had done hundreds of times before, 22-year-old air freight worker Michael Duff bent down to lift a small package that appeared to weigh only a couple of pounds. Instead, it contained a rare, high density element that weighed more than 100 pounds. He heard a loud “pop” in his back, and Duff fell to the ground in pain with a spinal injury that still bothers him more than 30 years later.

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