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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.  University of Wyoming catalog descriptions should be consulted in addition to the information linked below.

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

Legal Writing II

Criminal Law

Required Courses: Second Year Students

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Evidence            Professional Responsibility

Elective Courses

(Subject to Change)

Administrative Law

Advanced Appellate Advocacy

Advanced Bar Review

Advanced Business Organizations

Advanced Corporate Law

Advanced Criminal Law

Advanced Legal Research

Advanced Oil & Gas Law

Advanced Persuasive Writing

Advanced Trusts & Estates

Advanced Water Law & Policy

Advanced Water Law & Policy: Field Seminar

Agricultural Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

American Legal History


Bankruptcy Law

Bar Review


Business Organizations

Business Planning

Cambridge Summer Law Institute

Children & the Law

Civil Pretrial Practice

Climate Change & Policy

Clinics & Practicums

Communications Law


Conflict of Laws

Constitutional Law II

Consumer Protection

Contract Drafting

Criminal Adjudication

Criminal Procedure

Domestic Violence

Education Law

Electronic Commerce   

Employee Benefits

Employment Law

Energy Resource Management

Environmental Law

Estate Planning



Family Law

Federal Courts

Forensic Evidence

Gift & Estate Taxation

Health Law

Immigration Law

Income Taxation

Independent Study

Independent Study: Clinic

Independent Study: Law Review

Indian Law

Insurance Law

Intellectual Property

International Law

International Business Transactions

International Enviro. & Nat. Resources Law

International Human Rights

International Security Law

Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation

Judicial Remedies


Labor Law

Land Use Law

Law Office Management

Law Review


Local Government

Mining Law

Native American Natural Resources

Natural Resources Law

Natural Resources Law Field Course

Oil & Gas Law

Payment Systems

Privacy Law

Public Lands

Real Estate Finance

Secured Transactions

Securities Regulation

Sports & Entertainment Law

Summer Trial Institute

Taxation of Business Entities

Transitional Justice

Trial Practice

Trusts & Estates

Utilities Regulation & Distribution of Energy

Water Law & Policy

Workers Compensation


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