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    UW College of Law boast one of the most affordable tuition rates in the country. Students graduate with considerably less debt than most other institutions and receive exceptional instruction.

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    The Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies is hosting its annual Energy Law & Policy Conference Oct. 30th.

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    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.


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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.

  • Joint Degree Programs, allow students to pursue their Juris Doctor (J.D.) in conjunction with their master’s degree in one of the three different fields.

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



Faculty Highlight: Professor Duff Named New Associate Dean for Student Programs and External Relations

October 1, 2015 — Effective October 1st, 2015, Professor Michael Duff will be stepping into his new role at the College of Law as Associate Dean for Student Programs and External Relations.


Righetti Presents Paper at the Energy Policy Research Conference

September 30, 2015 — Professor Tara Righetti recently presented a paper at the Energy Policy Research Conference (EPRC) which took place September 10-11 in Denver. The paper entitled "The Impact of Social Cost of Carbon Analyses in the Development of Western Region Energy Projects," was co-authored by Professor Temple Stoellinger of the University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Kipp Coddington of the Carbon Management Institute.

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UW College of Law Makes the Top 10 List of Law Schools that Leave Graduates with the Least Debt by U.S. News & World Report

September 9, 2015 — UW College of Law Makes the Top 10 List of Law Schools that Leave Graduates with the Least Debt by U.S. News & World Report


Duff Nominated for Fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers

September 8, 2015 — Professor Michael Duff was nominated to become a fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. The CWCL was established to honor those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation.


Psychology of Persuasion Conference

August 17, 2015 — The Center for the Study of Written Advocacy is hosting a conference on the Psychology of Persuasion.


Message from the Dean

July 1, 2015 — The University of Wyoming College of Law begins a new chapter in its history as Dean Klint Alexander takes the reins July 1, 2015.


College of Law Graduation 2015

May 13, 2015 — The UW College of Law graduation commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts.


Energy Law Roadshow

April 24, 2015 — From April-June 2015, University of Wyoming faculty members Tara Righetti and Temple Stoellinger will host educational energy law sessions across Wyoming and in Denver, focusing on emerging issues in oil and gas and energy law and regulation and ethics.

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UW Hires Alexander as Law School Dean

March 24, 2015 — An accomplished scholar with experience in the private sector and government has been selected as the new dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Law.


Wyoming Team Claims Podium Finish at the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition

March 20, 2015 — The winning team from the University of Wyoming’s Davis and Cannon Natural Resource Moot Court Competition went on to claim a podium finish at the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition March 13-15, 2015 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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