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EENR Clinic Students Visit 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

December 8, 2016 — As part of the clinic practicum, the Energy, Environment and Natural Resource (“EENR”) Law Clinic observed oral arguments before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Inside of a packed courthouse the EENR Clinic witnessed two separate oral arguments made by the State of Wyoming regarding wild horse management.

Student Highlight: Civil Legal Services Trials

December 7, 2016 — The Civil Legal Services Clinic works on a variety of civil legal issues including housing, consumer rights, education, veterans’ service-connected disability benefits, and other public benefits laws. The Clinic represents low-income and often marginalized populations that could otherwise not afford legal representation.

externship Exploring Externships

December 6, 2016 — The externship program at the UW College of Law is a great way for students to gain real-world experience while also earning course credit towards their law degree. The College of Law benefits from a robust number of externship opportunities throughout Wyoming and the region, providing our students with the skills they need in order to be successful in their careers.

sierra Student Highlight - Collver argues before Wyoming Supreme Court

November 17, 2016 — On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Sierra Collver argued a case before the Wyoming Supreme Court as part of the Prosecution Assistance Program. Sierra Collver represented the State of Wyoming against Edward Christopher Barrowes (No. S-16-0155).

Student Legal Clinics: Service to Wyoming

November 3, 2016 — Have you ever wondered what the student legal clinics are up to at the University of Wyoming College of Law? Our clinical programs are busy year-round representing clients from every single county in the state of Wyoming, and abroad! 

Clinic Highlight: Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic

November 2, 2016 — The Clinical programs at the University of Wyoming College of Law are in full swing! We’d like to take a moment and introduce the Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources (“EENR”) Law Clinic.

dona Faculty Highlight: Dona Playton

October 31, 2016 — As Domestic Violence Awareness Month wraps up, we’d like to highlight College of Law faculty member Dona Playton, and all of the work that she has done for victims of domestic violence.

Services for Diane Courselle

September 19, 2016 — It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Diane Courselle. Professor Courselle passed away on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 after a lengthy illness.

flag 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.

Professor Emeritus Tim Kearley Professor Kearley Receives Award for Article

August 10, 2016 — Timothy Kearley, Professor Emeritus of Law and former Law Library Director, has been awarded the 2016 Reynolds & Flores FCIL-SIS Publication Award by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS).  The Award seeks to recognize publications that make significant contributions to the profession in the area of foreign and international law and legal history.  

murdock-balzer UW College of Law Establishes New Fund to Support Trial Practice Education

June 21, 2016 — Buoyed by the generous gift of two alumni, the University of Wyoming College of Law has created a new fund for the support of trial practice education, the Trial Practice Success Fund. Alums Nick Murdock (J.D. ’77) of Casper and Cody Balzer (J.D. ’95) of Loveland, Colorado, contributed $50,000 to launch the fund.

kite 2016 Graduation Commencement

May 13, 2016 — The 2016 College of Law Graduation Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016 in the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall beginning at 10:00 AM.

Duff Faculty Highlight: Professor Duff Selected as CWCL Fellow

May 3, 2016 — In fall of 2015, Professor Michael Duff was nominated to become a fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers (CWCL). Professor Duff’s nomination was recently confirmed and he joined an elite group of workers’ compensation lawyers in the nation as a CWCL Fellow.

Kwinslow 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.

oral arguments 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.

Jason Faculty Highlight: Jason Robison

April 13, 2016 — Professor Jason Robison will be one of the featured speakers at the upcoming Saturday U session in Rock Springs on April 23rd. This will be one of the concluding presentations of the Saturday U Program for the spring term.

parkinson Jerry Parkinson Retirement and Spring Panel

April 6, 2016 — After eighteen years of Service to the College of Law, William T. Schwartz Professor of Law Jerry Parkinson has announced his retirement. Parkinson will finish the remainder of the spring semester before bidding his final farewell to Wyoming.

booth UW College of Law puts John Wilkes Booth on Trial

April 5, 2016 — The University of Wyoming College of Law will hold the second annual Spence Law Firm Historical Trial Production on Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the College of Law Large Moot Court Room.

honors 2016 Honors Banquet

March 10, 2016 — The University of Wyoming College of Law will be hosting the annual Honor’s Banquet on Friday, April 1st, 2016 at the Marian Rochelle Gateway Center in Laramie.

monica Alumni Highlight: Monica Houston

February 16, 2016 — The University of Wyoming College of Law would like to congratulate recent graduate MonicaMonica Houston (J.D. ’15) on her recent accomplishment of earning second place in the Washington College of Law (WCL) First Annual National Health Law Writing Competition.

bulluck UW College of Law Student to Give Black History Month Talk

February 15, 2016 — University of Wyoming College of Law student Debra Bulluck, of Casper, will discuss landmark cases as part of Black History Month at UW.

suzie Faculty Highlight: Suzie Pritchett

February 11, 2016 — Professor Suzie Pritchett is on a continuing mission to contribute to the internationalization and the promotion of global awareness at the University of Wyoming and within the state of Wyoming.

logo 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.

state-support Wyoming Leads Nation in State Support for Higher Education

January 21, 2016 — A recent article in Inside Higher Ed revealed that Wyoming is the best state in the nation in terms of state funding for higher education. In a recent report done by Young Invincibles, each state received a report card grading its support for public higher education. Wyoming was the only state to receive an ‘A’ grade.

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