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Law Week 2011

October 24-28, 2011

Sponsored by the Potter Law Club

Due to the weather both of Wednesday's Law Week events will be postponed:

The Minority Perspective from the Bench - will tentatively be rescheduled for tomorrow, October 27th at 10am in Room 186.

U-Visa: Assisting Victims of Crime - will be rescheduled to the earliest possible date.

For Friday afternoon at 1pm:

International Business Transactions - will be replaced with our very own Prof. Wilson, due to Mr Lee's pressing engagements in China. The topic will be:

Distinguishing Yourself Through International Law Opportunities

PLC apologizes for any inconvenience.





Monday, October 24, 2011

Rural Law Center/Career Services Panel   1.0 general CLE, including 0.5 ethics credits

Speakers: Joseph Bluemel, Frank Peasley, and Tim Eagler

Time/Location: 12 Noon - 1pm, Room 170

Synopsis: The panel will discuss the issues and ethical considerations rural practitioners confront in Wyoming.

*Lunch Provided


Big Horn River Adjudication I and Western Water Rights 1.5 general CLE credits

Speakers: Ramsey L. Kropf, John R. Hursh, Bob Murray, Wesley L. Martel

Sponsors: Natural Resource and Environmental Law Club & Potter Law Club

Time/Location: 6:30pm Hors d'oeuvres Reception, 7-8:30pm Panel Discussion, Room 178

Synopsis: This will be an informative panel discussing water rights considerations in light of the Big Horn River Adjudication. Panel participants will be presenting the different party interests that are involved in water rights adjudications in the West with a particular focus on the impact of In re Gen. Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in Big Horn River Sys., 753 P.2d 76 (Wyo. 1988) (affirmed without further decision 4-4 492 U.S. 406, 406, 109 S. Ct. 2994, 106 L. Ed. 2d 342 (1989)).

*Refreshments Provided


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Public Lands        1.0 general CLE credits

Speaker: James Huffman, Former Dean of the Lewis & Clark Law School


Sponsor: Federalist Society

Time/Location: 12 Noon - 1pm, Room 170

Synopsis: Dean Huffman will discuss competing land use and development problems on public lands.

*Lunch Provided


Good People, Bad Choices and Life Lessons from the White House

3.0 ethics CLE credits

Speaker: Egil "Bud" Krogh (bio:

Sponsors: The Historical Society of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, UW College of Law, Potter Law Club & The Professional Education Group, Inc.

Time/Location: 5:30pm Hors d'oeuvres Reception, 6-9:30pm Presentation, Room 178

Synopsis: Krogh was the co-director of the Special Investigations Unit in the 1971 Nixon White House. Ordered by President Nixon to stop the leaks of items like The Pentagon Papers and information on the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) negotiations, Krogh recruited and supervised the now infamous White House Plumbers who engaged in an illegal covert operation.

                  July 15 though September 8, 1971. Seven weeks that changed the world, ultimately brought down a presidency, and inalterably shattered the rising star of a principled young lawyer. Bud Krogh was at the eye of that storm and brings us invaluable life lessons in decision making and personal and professional integrity.

*Light Dinner Reception Catered by Altitude's Chophouse


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Minority Perspective from the Bench

Speakers: Judge Dickie Montemayor and Judge Lucilia Rosas

Sponsor: Minority Law Students Association & Potter Law Club

Time/Location: 12 Noon - 1pm, Room 170

Synopsis: The Honorable Dickie Montemayor and Lucilia Rosas will share their experiences from sitting as Administrative Law Judges for the Social Security Administration and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission respectively. 

*Lunch Provided


U-Visa: Assisting Victims of Crime   1.5 general CLE credits

Speakers: Bryony Heise & Bobbie Masters

Sponsors: Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice & Potter Law Club

Time/Location: 6 - 7:30pm, Room 170

Synopsis: Bryony Heise, Esq. and Bobbie Masters, Esq. will introduce U-Visa to Wyoming students, legal practitioners, law enforcement, and advocates. Ms. Heise and Ms. Masters will guide us through the U-Visa Basics, including application requirements, the U-Visa certification, and benefits. The U-Visa is a form of immigrant relief available for victims of crime who assist in the investigation of the crime perpetrated against them. The U-Visa provides lawful permission to be present in the United States and work authorization for some of the most vulnerable members of the immigrant community.  The U-Visa encourages immigrant victims to report crimes who may otherwise be frightened or hesitant to contact law enforcement given their undocumented status  In the creation of the U-Visa Congress and the FBI both recognized the high importance of crime reporting, not only within the immigrant community, but throughout our nation. 

*Dinner Provided


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wyoming Supreme Court Oral Arguments 3.0 general CLE credits

Sponsor: Potter Law Club

Time/Location: 1 - 4 pm, Room 178

Synopsis: The Court will hear oral arguments in the cases of:


S-11-0052 Landeroz v. Wyoming

(Court Filings can be located at:


S-11-0127 Bedessem v. Cunningham

(Court Filings can be located at:


Oral arguments will be followed by a question and answer session for the audience.       


Friday, October 28, 2011

Private Securities Litigation    1.0 general CLE credits

Speaker: Dhaivat H. Shah

Sponsors: Professor Madison & Potter Law Club

Time/Location: 12 Noon - 1pm, Room 170

Synopsis: Mr. Shah will discuss the current securities litigation issues stemming from the 2008 market turmoil

*Lunch Provided


International Business Transactions          1.0 general CLE credits

Speaker: Robert Q. Lee

Sponsors: Minority Law Students Association & Potter Law Club

Time/Location: 1-2pm, Room 170

Synopsis: Mr. Lee is a Wyoming College of Law graduate and a partner in the Shanghai office of Diaz Reus. He will discuss barriers to international transactions faced by American lawyers with a special emphasis on China.

*Snacks Provided 


Peter K. Michaels, UW J.D. '84 to speak at the annual Trelease Dinner


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