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Clubs & Organizations

Student Government

Potter Law Club

The Potter Law Club, named to honor an early chief justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court, is the school's student bar organization. It provides student government and engages in academic and social activities to enhance the educational experience at the college. A major undertaking of Potter Law Club is the sponsorship of a speakers' program through which lawyers, judges, and legal scholars address students and faculty. On the national level, the club is affiliated with the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. It also coordinates the activities of the other student organizations.

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National Honorary Organization

Order of the Coif

In 1985 the College of Law was awarded a chapter of the Order of the Coif, an honorary society that recognizes legal scholastic excellence. Each year, the chapter may initiate into membership those students who graduate in the highest 10 percent of their class and may also initiate an honorary member from the legal profession.

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Student Organizations

Advocates and Allies

Advocates and Allies is an organization to support students that identify across the sex (woman, intersex, man, transsexual), gender identity (feminine, androgynous, masculine, bigendered), and sexual orientation (homosexual, bisexual, heterosexual, asexual) spectrums. The organization's goals are to foster awareness, promote education, and provide a safe forum for discussion about legal and policy issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. The organization will provide members with opportunities to socialize and network in a safe and welcoming environment. 

          Get Involved!  Contact: Sean Slagle

Board of Advocates

The Board of Advocates is a student organization responsible for organizing, coordinating, and publicizing in-school competitions.  The Vice-Presidents for each competition lead the organization of their respective events, make travel arrangements for winning teams, and are responsible for media relations.

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Christian Legal Society

Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a national organization comprised of judges, lawyers, legal educators, and law students committed to integrating their faith in Jesus Christ with their professional lives. The Wyoming Student Chapter of CLS consists of interested faculty and law students who meet regularly to discuss Biblical principles and the practice of law from a Christian perspective.

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Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity

Delta Theta Phi (DTP) is an international professional law fraternity. The Stanley K. Hathaway Senate of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity was organized in 1983 at the College of Law. Named for a former Wyoming Governor and United States Secretary of the Interior, the Senate is open to all students.

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Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, and law professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community. 

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Intellectual Property Club

The Intellectual Property Club provides a forum for law students with interests in intellectual property to meet and share their thoughts and enthusiasm. The club also assists the College of Law in sponsoring speakers with a focus on intellectual property issues.

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International Law Students Association

The Wyoming Chapter of the International Law Students Association (ILSA) was organized in 1994 to promote increased awareness of issues of international legal importance in Wyoming. ILSA provides a forum for the discussion and study of these legal issues.

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J. Reuben Clark Law Society

The J. Reuben Clark Society is a group of attorneys, law school graduates, and law students who support the Mission Statement of religious conviction, public service, and professional excellence in the preparation for, and the practice of, the law. Members of the Law Society also subscribe to a central axiom that the rule of law serves to promote fairness and virtue in society. The J. Reuben Clark Society is open to all law students of the LDS faith, and of other faiths, who support our mission statement.

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Multicultural Law Student Association

The Multicultural Law Student Association (MLSA) provides academic and social support services to ethnic minority and other law students. Additionally, MLSA sponsors forums where legal issues concerning minorities are discussed.

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Natural Resources & Environmental Law Club

The Natural Resources & Environmental Law Club (NRELC) provides students with current environmental periodicals, engages in research projects for various groups, and brings in speakers on environmental and natural resource topics.

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Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

The purpose of this Fraternity is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.

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Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) is the oldest professional fraternity in the Western Hemisphere. Our chapter, the McClintock Inn, named for former Wyoming Supreme Court Justice and Wyoming Attorney General Archie McClintock, was established in 1994 and is the youngest fraternity at the College of Law. The inn is open to all law students.

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Women's Law Forum

Women's Law Forum (WLF) was established to promote the advancement of women in law-related professions; to encourage women to fully participate in the curriculum; and to increase their knowledge of varying educational, professional, political, and social issues affecting women in the law. This goal is promoted through the sponsorship of speakers on issues specific to women in the law, as well as general issues regarding the profession and all of its members.

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Wyoming Law Review

The Wyoming Law Review publishes articles written by practitioners and professors from throughout the country, as well as case notes and comments written by students attending the University of Wyoming College of Law. The Law Review is managed and edited by an editorial board of third-year students under the supervision of a faculty adviser.  The editorial staff is composed of second- and third-year law students selected on the basis of high scholarship and excellence in writing.

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Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice

The Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice (WLSEJ) organization provides a forum for law students interested in public interest/pro bono service. The organization's goals are to increase awareness of public interest law by providing a forum for discussion of public interest issues, as well as an opportunity for law students to do pro bono public interest work. WLSEJ encourages participation in public interest work by organizing events and opportunities for student participation such as guest speakers, community volunteering, and further research into the resources necessary to expand supervised clinical work to meet unmet legal needs of Wyoming citizens.  

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Wyoming Society for International Law

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Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association

The Student Chapter of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA) was organized in 1987 to sponsor a series of seminars designed to enhance the education of students interested in trial practice. The student chapter works closely with the state organization to provide students the opportunity to interact informally with a variety of members of the Wyoming bar and judiciary.

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