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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question?  We have an answer!

Once your application is complete, you can expect to receive an admission decision within three weeks.  After that timeframe, please feel free to reach out to lawadmis@uwyo.edu with any inquiries.
Waitlisted students will be notified mid-June of their final admission decision status.
Due to our exciting building renovation/addition, we are not offering tours during construction.  We invite you to set up a phone or Zoom meeting with Admissions Director Lisa Nunley by emailing lawadmis@uwyo.edu.
If you’re sincerely on the fence about retaking the LSAT, we encourage you to go ahead and submit your application to our college.  If denied or waitlisted, take another LSAT (within the same application cycle) and ask us to re-review your file once the new score arrives.
Our JD program is only offered in-person here in Laramie, Wyoming.  Come join us!
Our students enroll in full-time studies only, for the duration of their three years of study for the JD.

If you have registered for an LSAT, you are welcome to submit your application materials.  When your file arrives to us electronically from LSAC, there will be an indicator reflecting your future LSAT registration.  We will not review your file for admission until that LSAT score arrives.

Subsequently, if you already have an LSAT on file, and you’d prefer we not wait for the new score, please email or call with your request to have your file reviewed immediately.  We will be happy to do so!

The LSAT populates into your electronic file 1-2 days after you personally receive your score.

Due to receiving around 500 applications each year, our admissions staff of two does not have the time to review and provide feedback to applicants regarding the content of personal statements or resumes.  We recommend applicants utilize campus writing centers, friends, family, and/or colleagues when seeking personal statement or resume review.

Applicants only need to be concerned with the law school/JD application process.  Then, if admitted, 1L students are invited during the fall semester to attend an information session including all three joint master’s degree directors.  Those directors will talk about their respective programs and the application process, which can be completed during the first year of law studies.

We will only accept the LSAT, and look forward to receiving your exam score as part of your application packet.
Below are books some of our pre-law students have read and recommend. 
  • 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School
  • 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers
  • The Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study
  • The Bramble Bush: The Classic Lectures on the Law and Law School
  • Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
  • The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews and More
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • The Law of Law School: The Essential Guide for First-Year Law Students
  • The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert
  • Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students For Students
  • The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking About the Law
  • LSAT Logic Games Bible
  • LSAT Logic Reasoning Bible
  • LSAT Reading Comprehension Bible
  • The Official Guide to Legal Specialties: An Insider's Guide to Every Major Practice Area
  • Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning

Not finding the information you're seeking?  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at lawadmis@uwyo.edu.  We're happy to help!

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College of Law

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417

Email: lawadmis@uwyo.edu

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