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law week

Law Week 2017

October 16 - 20, 2017

Sponsored by the Potter Law Club and ASUW

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16th, 12:20 - 1:15 pm 

Curtis Moffat - Deputy Warden - Wyoming Medium Correctional Institute

Curtis Moffat is the Deputy Warden at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institute in Torrington Wyoming. Warden Moffat will speak to the day to day operations and to the challenges that they face in Torrington. He will also address how the Correctional Facility helps inmates with mental health issues.


Monday, October 16th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 

Balancing Family Life and Practicing Law

Panelists: Alan Romero, Melissa Alexander, Brock Faulkner, The Honorable Tori Kricken, Kelly Neville

Moderator: Dean Lindsay Hoyt

Panelists will speak from their various experiences as students, attorneys, professors, and judges, and how they have found and continue to find a balance as parents. 


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17th, 9:30 - 10:30 am 

Women’s Law Forum - “Let’s Talk Title IX"

Panelists: Meghan Selheim, UW STOP Violence, Kelly Humphrey, Albany County LCCC Title IX Office, Jim Osborne, UW Title IX Coordinator, Tara Evans, UW General Counsel

Panelists will speak to the purposes of Title IX and how it is implemented on university campuses. They will discuss the Pros/Cons of the newly implemented changes made by the Secretary of Education and the legal implications and potential ramifications of the new direction. 


Tuesday, October 17th, 12:20 - 1:15 am 

Natural Resources Policy: How Regulations Affect Industry and the Environment

Panelists: Matt Micheli, Holland and Hart, Joe Evers, Westmoreland Coal Company, Jill Morrison, Powder River Basin Resource Council

Moderator: Sam Kalen

Panelists will discuss how regulations affect natural resource industries and the environment in Wyoming and throughout the United States. 


Tuesday, October 17th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm 

Law and Politics: From Legal Backgrounds to Effective Politicians, Lawmakers and Governors

Panelists: Hon. Governor David Freudenthal, Hon. Secretary of State Ed Murray, Hon. Mary Throne, Hon. Senator Affie Ellis

Moderator: Dr. James King

Panelists will speak on how their legal education and professions helped them to become effective politicians, lawmakers, and governor. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 9:30 - 10:50 am 

International Law: Chile v. Bolivia - Joke Kleinkraneberg, Ximena Fuentes

They will speak (during International Law Class room ??) to their current case before the International Court. More details to come.


Wednesday, October 18th, 12:20 - 1:15 am 

DACA Student Panel

More details to come from Equal Justice


Wednesday, October 18th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm 

Conversations about DACA Professional Panel

More details to come from Equal Justice


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wyoming Supreme Court Oral Arguments | Room 178

Thursday, October 19th, 12:20 - 1:15 am ** Tentative 

Peter Prigg - Compliance Officer - Wyoming Athletics Department

More details to come from Sports Law Group 


Thursday, October 19th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm 

Jonathan Wood - Pacific Legal Foundation

Jonathan Wood represented Andy Johnson a Fort Bridger, WY rancher who was fined over $20 million by the EPA for building a stock pond on his property. The EPA ordered Andy Johnson to remove the pond or pay $37,500 per day. Mr. Wood will speak to his experience representing Mr. Johnson and to the future of the EPA under the current administration.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20th, 6:00 - 10:00 pm 

Trelease Dinner

Speaker: Mindy Benson - Dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Topic: TBD 

*CLE credits are pending with the Wyoming State Bar Association

It is the policy of UW College of Law to promote an environment of open discourse that welcomes all views. College of Law Students, Student Organizations, Faculty and Staff are free to express opinions publicly and privately. The expression of a diverse range of views is welcome and encouraged. This freedom should be exercised in a manner which does not disrupt the regular and essential operations of the College of Law or UW. Use of College of Law facilities, advertising through College of Law channels, or College of Law sponsorship does not imply approval or endorsement of any views expressed.


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