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Courses and Curriculum|College of Law

UW Law School Course Descriptions

University of Wyoming College of Law students undergo rigorous coursework to maximize their success as working professionals.  Below is a list of required and elective courses for all Law students. 

All JD students, regardless of whether students are obtaining a joint degree or not, must take the required courses listed below.  Elective courses and additional course offerings outside the College of Law are available for those enrolled in a joint degree program; check with your advisor for more information.

Required Courses: First Year Students

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Contracts I

Property I

Torts I

Civil Procedure I

Introduction to Law

Legal Writing I

Legal Research

Contracts II

Property II

Torts II

Civil Procedure II

Constitutional Law I

Criminal Law

Legal Writing II

Required Courses: Second Year Students

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Evidence            Professional Responsibility

Elective Courses

(Subject to Change)

Administrative Law

Advanced Criminal Law

Advanced Environmental Law

Advanced Legal Research

Advanced Oil and Gas

Advanced Persuasive Writing

Advanced Water Law

Advanced Water Law Field Seminar

Agricultural Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

American Legal History

Antitrust Law

Bankruptcy Law

Bar Review


Business Organizations

Business Planning

Children and the Law

Civil Pretrial

Climate Change Law & Policy



Constitutional Law II

Consumer Protection

Contract Drafting

Criminal Adjudication

Criminal Procedure

Domestic Violence

E-Commerce Law    

Education Law

Employment Law

Energy and Climate Policy

Energy Deals

Energy Law & Regulation

Energy Resource Management

Environmental Law

Environmental Policy

Estate Planning



Family Law

Federal Courts

Gender & the Law

Gift and Estate Taxation

Global Health & Human Rights

Immigration Law

Income Taxation

Independent Study

Independent Study: Law Review

Indian Law

Intellectual Property Law

International Human Rights Law

International Law

International Environmental and Natural Resources Law

International Business Transactions

International Security Law

Interviewing, Counseling & Neg.


Labor Law

Land Use Law

Law Office Management

Law Review

Legislation & Regulation

Local Government

Mining Law

Native American Natural Resources Law

Natural Resources Law

Natural Resources Practicum Field Option

Oil and Gas Law

Payment Systems

Public Lands

Real Estate Finance

Renewable Energy Resources

Secured Transactions

Securities Regulation

Sports and Entertainment Law

Summer Trial Institute

Taxation of Business Entities

Transitional Justice

Trial Practice

Trusts and Estates

Utilities Regulations & Dist. of Energy

Water Rights

Wildlife Law

Workers Compensation

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