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College of Law

Veteran Tuition Information:

Through a new state law, the University of Wyoming College of Law now offers in-state tuition to qualified military veteran students.  The law passed by the Wyoming State Legislature this year will provide a substantial financial opportunity for qualified veterans across the country considering UW as the place to meet their education goals.

To qualify for the new benefit, nonresident military veteran students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a veteran of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard; U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps; and National Guard or any reserve or auxiliary component.

 

  • Apply to attend UW within one year of honorable discharge from military service.  Students will be required to provide documentation they have received honorable discharges.

 

  • Provide evidence that they have taken steps to establish Wyoming residency, which includes one of the following:  a Wyoming voter registration card; a current Wyoming driver's license or identification card; current Wyoming vehicle registration; evidence of employment in the state; a current property lease or purchase agreement showing the veteran as lessee or purchaser of an in-state residence; a utility bill showing a current account for a state residence in the veteran's name; or other evidence that can be reviewed by UW officials.

 

For more information about services for veterans, please visit http://www.uwyo.edu/vetservices/.

Application Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate Degree - Candidates must have received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation.
  2. Character and Fitness- Applicants must be of good moral character and must maintain good moral character as a condition of continuing enrollment. Details about the Character & Fitness questions on the application and more information about potential character and fitness issues in relation to sitting for a state bar exam can be found here.
  3. LSAT - Candidates must register for and take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Scores are valid for 5 years. You may register for the LSAT at www.lsac.org.
  4. CAS - Register for LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and follow the instructions to ensure a complete application. Register at www.lsac.org. It is advisable to register with CAS at the same time one registers for the LSAT. To fulfill requirements for the CAS, you will need to submit your:
    1. Official Transcripts from ALL the higher education institutions you have attended to LSAC.
    2. Letters of Recommendation- Ideally, these should include one general reference letter and one academic reference letter. You may submit a maximum of three letters. Applicants who graduated from an undergraduate program several years ago may substitute letters from employers or supervisors who can address the applicant’s abilities and intellectual promise for the study of law. A reference letter that is particularly helpful is one that discusses the applicant’s:
  • Intelligence (analytical powers, rigor of thought, critical faculty, reasoning ability);
  • Independence of thought (originality, imagination, creative intelligence);
  • Effectiveness of oral communication;
  • Effectiveness of written communication;
  • Industry and motivation (persistence, self-discipline, study techniques);
  • Judgment and maturity (conscientiousness, common sense); and
  • Leadership ability.
  1. University of Wyoming College of Law Application (through LSAC):
    1. Personal Statement: Applicants must attach to their electronic application one personal statement. The personal statement should provide information about yourself that you consider significant to our evaluation of your file. We are interested in learning about the qualities that you would bring to the legal profession, the law school classroom, and the community. You may wish to describe a significant experience in your life or to discuss your interest in or motivation for attending law school. A typical personal statement is 2-3 pages. It will be evaluated for writing ability as well as content. Do not treat your personal statement as a narrative of your resume.
    2. Personal Resume
    3. Application Fee: $50

i.     Following completion of your application, you are required to submit a $50 non-refundable application fee either online or with a check or money order made payable to the UW College of Law. If you pay by check or money order, you may mail your application fee to:

University of Wyoming College of Law
Attn: Admissions
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035
Laramie, WY 82072

 

ii. If you have been granted an LSAC fee waiver and would like an application fee waiver from the University of Wyoming College of Law, please enter the fee waiver code give to you by our Admissions Representative here.

Please note: the online fee payment software is designed for compatibility with Internet Explorer. If you are using a different browser, you may receive an error indicating that the website cannot be found or that you are not authorized to view the page.

 

Scholarships:

  • All new applicants for the incoming first-year class will be considered for available Merit or Diversity Scholarships. While most scholarship awards are granted at the time of acceptance, some are granted after acceptance.

Acceptance:

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Seat Deposits: Accepted applicants who wish to reserve a seat in the entering class must make a non-refundable seat deposit of $500. The seat deposit can be paid in two installments of $250 or paid in full with one payment of $500. The deadlines for these seat deposits are stated in the acceptance letter. The total seat deposit of $500 will be credited toward total University tuition and fees at the time of registration. Accepted applicants who do not pay the deposit by the deadline, have declined the offer of admission and any scholarship awarded.

To pay your seat deposits, please visit this webpage.

  • Application Status Checker: You can access your application status through Online Status Checker.  Use the username and password that was sent to you via email by the UW College of Law Admissions Office.  Contact us (307-766-6416 or lawadmis@uwyo.edu) if you misplace this email.

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417

Email: lawadmis@uwyo.edu

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