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Law Week 2020

 October 12 - 16, 2020

Sponsored by the Potter Law Club

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Monday, October 12th, 5:00 - 6:15 pm

Striking the Self-Promotion Balance: Demonstrating Your Value Without Being the Obnoxious Person in the Room | Zoom

Panelists: Professor Dona Playton (UW College of Law), Isaiah Gross (Robinson, Stelting, Welch, Bramlet LLC), Tara Righetti (UW College of Law), Brianne Phillips (Staff Attorney, First Judicial District of Wyoming)

Self-promotion can be tricky. If you go about it the wrong way, you can come across as pompous and could do damage to you and your company’s reputation. However, sometimes hard work goes unnoticed by the people who matter most, and it is up to you to change that. Learn tips on how to promote yourself the right way from a panel comprised of a practicing attorney, local judge, law professor, and staff attorney for Judge Rogers.

Sponsored by: Women’s Law Forum


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Tuesday, October 13th, 5:00 - 6:15 pm

Law Student to BAR Student to Beyond  | Zoom

Speakers: Rebecca Wright (Wright Law LLC)

Rebecca passed the BAR exam on her first try, despite having a less-than-desirable class rank and opened her own law practice thereafter. Rebecca will talk about transitioning from law student to bar student and beyond. Rebecca has tips on how to study for the bar and how to gain the confidence to “do it yourself.”

Sponsored by: Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wednesday, October 14th, 5:00 - 6:15 pm

Stealing Culture: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Museums | Zoom

Speaker: Professor Darrell Jackson (UW College of Law), Nicole Crawford (UW Art Museum)

In one five-minute sequence, the blockbuster Marvel movie Black Panther raises issues central to the modern museum world, including cultural appropriation and repatriation, the racial composition of museum staffs, and lingering stereotypes regarding visitors of color. Some of these concerns have been in the public consciousness since the 1980s, when the Greek government began campaigning forcefully—and so far, unsuccessfully—for the British Museum to repatriate the Elgin Marbles, a group of classical sculptures removed from the Parthenon. But these issues have a fresh relevance today as society increasingly shifts away from a Eurocentric point of view and gains a renewed appreciation for the indigenous culture of formerly colonized nations. Analyzing all the different forms of theft that directly impact museums: cultural, fraudulent, and physical. This interdisciplinary presentation explores topics of: art law, international theft and smuggling of works of art, forgery, art museums, architectural preservation and related matter.

Sponsored by: Outlaw


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thursday, October 15th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Q&A with the Wyoming Supreme Court  | Zoom

Panelists: Chief Justice Michael Davis, Justice Kate Fox, Justice Keith Kautz, Justice Lynne Boomgaarden, Justice Kari Gray

Grab a lunch and attend a Q&A session with Wyoming Supreme Court Justices. Listen to their tips and ticks on surviving law school and beyond. Come with Questions!!!


Thursday, October 15th, 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Civilian vs. Military Practicum  | Zoom

Speaker: Robert Leonard (Nicholas & Tangeman LLC)

Robert Leonard will speak about his experiences as an Air Force Judge Advocate. He served more than 20 years as a JAG lawyer and, during that time, he was a criminal prosecutor, an independent military defense counsel in the country of Turkey, a traveling military trial judge, the chief military lawyer on two separate military bases, the Air Force drafter of a revision to the Manual for Courts-Martial, and a senior appellate judge on the Air Force Court of Appeals. He will discuss the similarities and differences between civilian and military law practice, the rewards of a judge advocate career, and the special comradery that exists amongst military lawyers.

Sponsored by: Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association


Friday, October 16, 2020

Friday, October 16th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 - 5:00 pm

A Four Part Presentation on Practicing Law in Rural Environments | Register with the Wyoming State Bar to obtain the online conference link

Panelists: Class Anderson, Mark Bassingthwaighte, James Eddington, Jason Johnson, Mike Messenger, Alan Romero, Suzanne Starr, Douglas Weaver

The Solo, Small and Rural Law Practice Conference, co-hosted by the Wyoming State Bar and the UW Rural Law Center, will include presentations about providing legal services to rural communities and addressing the challenges of solo, small, and rural law practices.

Sponsored by: The Rural Law Center at the UW College of Law & The Wyoming State Bar Association

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