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College of Law

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Sam Kalen

Associate Dean
Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law
Co-Director, Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies

Sam Kalen

B.A., Clark University (1980), cum laude and High Honors in History
J.D., Washington University School of Law (1984)

Phone: (307) 766-6706
Office: 202 College of Law


Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. & Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 - noon; appointment recommended

Professor Sam Kalen joined the University of Wyoming College of Law faculty in 2009, as an assistant professor of law. Professor Kalen comes to UW after practicing in Washington, D.C. for over 20 years, both in the private and public sectors. He practiced at an energy, environment and natural resources law firm, and worked in the Solicitor’s Office at the Department of the Interior. He also has held various teaching positions at the University of Baltimore, Florida State University, Washington & Lee University, and Penn State University. Immediately after law school, Professor Kalen began his career as a law clerk for Justice Warren D. Welliver of the Missouri Supreme Court. Professor Kalen research focuses on the fields of energy, environment, public lands and natural resources, administrative law, and constitutional law. He has published numerous law review articles, one of which was cited in a Supreme Court opinion. Professor Kalen also is active in the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, having served as a Chair of two committees and Vice-Chair on several committees.

Teaching: Administrative Law, Energy, Energy and Climate Change, Environmental Law, Indian Law, Legal History, Legislation, Renewable Energy Resources

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