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UW Law Professor Recognized for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

October 16, 2017

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The University of Wyoming College of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Danielle Cover is the recipient of a University of Wyoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.  The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards recognize and reward the efforts of faculty, staff, students, and community members to create and support an environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are valued both on campus and in the community.

Professor Cover is the Faculty Director of the Civil Legal Services Clinic (CLSC) at the College of Law. Under her supervision, student enrolled in the CLSC represent low-income and marginalized individuals across the state who could not otherwise afford legal representation. With a dedication to public services, Professor Cover applies a social-justice based instructional design in the Clinic, as well as in the other courses she teaches at the College of Law and across campus.

In addition to putting in countless hours to provide legal representation to an under-served population throughout the state of Wyoming, Professor Cover simultaneously trains law students in authentic legal practices, and helps them to become thoughtful, responsible, and reflective lawyers.

As well as teaching a full, faculty course load, Professor Cover has participated in the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning’s (ECTL) Institute on Active and Engaged Learning, volunteers her time on campus to serve on the Shepard Symposium Planning Committee, and has presented in several conferences about pro bono services and the importance of problem-based learning and social justice.

Professor Cover was enthusiastically nominated for this award by her colleagues on campus in recognition of her service and dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“It’s humbling both to have been nominated for the award and to receive it,” says Cover. “The work of my fellow clinicians in the College of Law and my University colleagues informs so many of my choices – the best work any of us can do builds from the foundation of our collective commitment to building community. To be formally recognized for my teaching choices and the impact they can have in a classroom is an honor.”

The University of Wyoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards are sponsored by the Committee on Women and People of Color, the Good Mule Project, the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, the Social Justice Research Center, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue.

Professor Cover will be recognized at the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards dinner on October 17, 2017.


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