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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!

News

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Asylum Victory for International Human Rights Clinic

September 7, 2016 — Students in the International Human Rights Clinic gained another victory in Immigration Court for a detained client from Eritrea for the second week in a row.

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Student Highlight: Kendra Winslow and Externship Jury Trial

April 29, 2016 — Over the course of the last semester, the externship program at the University of Wyoming College of Law has seen a significant boom in participation from both students and outside agencies to provide hands-on experience for law students during their legal education.

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Student Highlight: Supreme Court Oral Arguments

April 26, 2016 — Several times a year, students from the clinical programs at the University of Wyoming College of Law make an appearance before the highest court in the state, the Wyoming Supreme Court.We’d like to take a moment and recognize those student for their outstanding, work, preparation, and representation in the courtroom.

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UW College of Law Honored as a Best Law School for Practical Training 2016

February 4, 2016 — For the second year in a row, the University of Wyoming College of Law has been named as one of the 56 law schools on the practical training honor roll by PreLaw Magazine and the National Jurist for 2016.

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Alaska Summer Trial Institute

December 2, 2015 — The University of Wyoming College of Law will be taking its unique trial practice program to Anchorage, Alaska in the summer of 2016. Students from all law schools are invited to participate.

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Clinic Highlight: Victory in Uganda

November 24, 2015 — Last month, the University of Wyoming Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy shared in a major legal victory for human rights in Uganda. On October 30th, Uganda’s Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision reinstating a closely watched lawsuit on preventable maternal mortality, which seeks access to justice and the fulfillment of health rights for expectant mothers.

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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.

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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.

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Best School for Practical Training 2016

For the second year in a row, the University of Wyoming College of Law has been named as one of the 56 law schools on the practical training honor roll by PreLaw Magazine and the National Jurist for 2016.

Best School for Practical Training 2015

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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