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Experiential Learning|College of Law

Experiential Learning Opportunities

At the University of Wyoming, we highly value hands-on experiential learning.  In addition to your courses, you're invited to engage in credit-earning opportunities outside of the classroom.  The credits offered varies with each opportunity, so please read the information available on each page carefully.

Legal Clinics

Six types of clinics are available, each designed to provide an in-depth learning experience surrounding a topic.  Topics include Defender Aid, Prosecution Assistance, Civil Legal Services, Family and Child Legal Advocacy Clinic, International Human Rights and Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources.

> Learn more about clinics!

Estate Planning Practicum

The Estate Planning Practicum provides law students with experience in legal services, including simple wills and estate planning advice, to low income individuals in Wyoming

> Learn more about the practicum! 

Summer Trial Institute

Summer Trial Institute provides students with an rigorous training experience in the courtroom, while interacting and gaining feedback from faculty and experienced practitioners.

> Learn more about Summer Trial Institute! 

Legal Externships

Legal externships allow students to select a firm, organization, or agency of their choice to gain experience practicing law in a work setting.

> Learn more about legal externships!



Student Highlight

November 11, 2015 — Two students in the University of Wyoming College of Law Prosecution Assistance Program (PAP) argued before the Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Bradford Coates and Jonathan Lebsack represented the State of Wyoming.


Litigating Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

March 16, 2015 — Professor Noah Novogrodsky and University of Wyoming College of Law International Human Rights Clinic student Sam Forshner recently traveled to San Francisco to work on an amicus brief in the equal marriage case scheduled to be heard at the Supreme Court on April 28th.

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UW College of Law Recognized as a Best Law School for Practical Training

February 13, 2015 — The University of Wyoming College of Law has been ranked in the top tier of best law schools for practical training by PreLaw Insider.

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EENR Clinic Student Bailey Schreiber Appeared Before the WOGCC

December 1, 2014 — Bailey Schreiber, a third year law student enrolled in the 2014/2015 Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources Law Clinic (EENR Clinic) appeared in front of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday, November 18th.


The UW Family

November 20, 2014 — The International Human Rights Clinic at the College of Law successfully represents UW student in immigration case.


Robert J. Golten Fellow of International Human Rights

October 27, 2014 — Tilman Jacobs joined the University of Wyoming College of Law faculty as the Robert J. Golten Fellow of International Human Rights in the fall of 2014.


Justice Kite and Pete Michael visit EENR Clinic

October 15, 2014 — Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite (J.D. ’74) and Wyoming Attorney General Pete Michael (J.D.’85) made a visit to the College of Law’s new Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources (EENR) Law Clinic last week.

BP America Donates $25,000 to UW’s Energy Law Center

June 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) recently received a $25,000 gift from BP America to develop CLERR’s summer energy law institute.

International Advocacy

April 9, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Law houses the only experiential learning program in the Mountain West Region focused on international human rights protection and promotion. Under the supervision of experienced lawyers, Wyoming students have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom to pressing legal issues in the best interests of real clients both in the United States and abroad in the International Human Rights Clinic.

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The University of Wyoming College of Law has been ranked in the top tier of best law schools for practical training by PreLaw Magazine and the National Jurist.

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