Call Number: 26393
Course Number: 6915-04
Professor: Sam Kalen
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 2 plus 1 optional
Semester Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: At least one of the natural resources law courses; Administrative Law
Course Overview: This course, co-instructed by attorneys from the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General, provides an introduction to the practice of natural resources law. Classes focus on litigation, negotiation, and practice before agencies. Materials from actual cases and proceedings are used to introduce students to the knowledge and skills required to practice law, with an emphasis on natural resources issues. Students are encouraged to follow the course with an internship or externship to apply these skills.
Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Lecture and exercises
Written Assignments: Several exercises assigned during the semester
Type of Exam: Written exam and graded exercises
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Scoring on exam and exercises
Other Comments: An optional one-week field trip will be offered following final exams in which students visit oil and gas fields, coal mines, electric power generating facilities, wind farms, Bureau of Reclamation dams, national parks and forests, and other locations around the State to gain an understanding of natural resources development, use, and protection.