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College of Law
  • 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.

  • experiential learning

    UW College of Law students benefit from a low student-faculty ratio resulting in small classes, personalized instruction, and extensive hands-on practical training opportunities.

  • National Recognition

    With Nationally recognized programs, the UW College of Law offers extensive courses from renowned faculty.

 

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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;

  • Four 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.

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International Advocacy

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.

2014 Honors Banquet

2014 Honors Banquet

March 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Law will be hosting the annual Honor’s Banquet on April 5th, 2014, at 6:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie. At the Honor’s Banquet we recognize all of the named scholarship recipients in the current law school classes, including the announcement of the prestigious Brimmer Scholarship and the inductees of the Order of the Coif.

Philip C. Jessup Competition

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.

Women's Law Summit

Women's Law Summit

February 12, 2014 — The College of Law Women's Law Forum in conjunction with the Wyoming State Bar, the Wyoming Trial Lawyer's Women's Law Caucus, and Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC is hosting a Women's Law Summit Meeting on April 4, 2014.

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

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.

Richard E. Day Client Counseling Competition

Richard E. Day Client Counseling Competition

January 16, 2014 — The College of Law is hosting the Richard E. Day Client Counseling Competition. This particular competition provides students of every level a chance to develop his or her client interviewing techniques and problem solving skills.The competition is scheduled for January 21-23, 2014.

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

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.

Hirst Applegate Mock Trial Competition

Hirst Applegate Mock Trial Competition

November 11, 2013 — The University of Wyoming College of Law held the annual Hirst Applegate student Trial Competition with the finals round commencing on October 24th. The competition is a hands-on learning opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench.

UW Names Interim College of Law Dean

November 7, 2013 — A graduate of Laramie High School, Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School, who has served as an associate dean in the University of Wyoming College of Law since 2010, has been named interim dean of the UW law school.

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