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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential Learning Opportunities

At the UW College of Law, we believe in hands-on learning. An array of for-credit clinic, practicum, and externship opportunities, as well as the Summer Trial Institute, are available to fit your academic and career goals and enhance your experience beyond the classroom. Please note that credits vary. 

The University of Wyoming is consistently named one of the Best Schools for Practical Training.

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Clinics provide an in-depth learning experience in a particular area of law. Clinic topics include defender aid, prosecution assistance, civil legal services, family and child legal advocacy, and international human rights. Since 2013, the College of Law has proudly offered a Clinic Guarantee, ensuring that every interested student has the opportunity to participate in one of our legal clinics. 

> Learn more about clinics


The Estate Planning Practicum provides our students with experience in transactional legal services, including simple wills and estate planning advice, while serving low-income individuals in Wyoming. The Business Law Practicum provides experience with the legal tasks involved in starting a business for actual clients, hypothetical clients, or both. The Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Practicum provides experience in the field of EENR law and policy.

Summer Trial Institute

Summer Trial Institute provides students with a 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


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