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Skills and Advanced Writing Required Courses

College of Law

Skills and Advanced Writing Required Courses

Please note: Not all of these are offered every year, see list of offered courses

The University of Wyoming College of Law requires a skills-building course as well as an advanced writing course as part of students' professional development. 

The following classes satisfy the skills requirement:

  • Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Persuasive Writing
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Planning
  • Civil Pretrial Practice
  • Clinic: Civil Legal Services
  • Clinic: Defender Aid
  • Clinic: Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Clinic: Family & Child Legal Advocacy
  • Clinic: International Human Rights
  • Clinic: Prosecution Assistance
  • Contract Drafting
  • Estate Planning
  • Practicum: Estate Planning
  • Summer Trial Institute
  • Trial Practice

 Note: Externships do not satisfy the skills requirement.

With proper approval of the professor, the following classes allow students to satisfy the advanced writing requirement:

  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Advanced Oil & Gas Law
  • Advanced Water Rights
  • Bioethics
  • Consumer Protection
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Global Health & Human Rights
  • International Environmental & Natural Resources Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Security
  • Transitional Justice

Note: The advanced writing requirement can also be satisfied through an independent study or by writing for law review in good faith, or at the discretion of the instructor in a particular elective class. It cannot be satisfied through participation in a clinic.


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