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Law Faculty|College of Law

University of Wyoming Law Faculty

UW Law faculty possess expertise in nearly every area of the law, allowing the college to offer a wide range of learning opportunities unprecedented for a school of its size.  Dedicated scholars and prolific writers, the UW College of Law faculty have published over 60 articles, nearly 10 books and several book chapters in just the last three years alone. 

As a UW Law student, you will have the opportunity to work closely with many of these faculty!

Jacquelyn L. Bridgeman

Dean Bridgeman focuses on discrimination and race issues. She teaches courses on legal research and writing, family law, workplace law and Torts. She is also Interim Dean of the College of Law.

John M. Burman

Professor Burman focuses on law ethics. He consults lawyers about grievances and malpractice, and directs the UW Law's Legal Services Program. He teaches courses on administrative law, legal services, professional responsibility and Torts.

Kenneth D. Chestek

Professor Chestek focuses on persuasion, teaching methods, tax exemption policy, hospitals and applied legal storytelling. He teaches courses on legal writing.

Diane E. Courselle

Professor Courselle focuses on criminal law and procedure. She teaches courses on criminal adjudication, criminal law and federal courts, and directs the Defender Aid Program.

Danielle R. Cover

Professor Cover is the Director of the Legal Services Clinic and also teaches Torts II.

James M. Delaney

Professor Delaney is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and teaches courses in Business Organizations and Taxation of Business Entities.

Debra L. Donahue

Professor Donahue focuses on public land grazing policy, biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, endangered species protection and water pollution. She teaches courses on environment and natural resources law and policy, federal Indian law, legal writing, Native American resources law and public lands.

Michael C. Duff

Professor Duff teaches Workers’ Compensation Law, Labor Law, and Torts.

Stephen D. Easton

Professor Easton focuses on expert witnesses, effective trial advocacy and professional responsibility (ethics). He teaches courses on conflicts of law, criminal procedure, evidence, famous trials and professional responsibility, and is involved with Summer Trial Institute.

Stephen M. Feldman

Professor Feldman focuses on constitutional law and jurisprudence. He teaches courses on constitutional law, legal thought and jurisprudence.

Harvey Gelb

Professor Gelb focuses on business organizations, securities regulation and business planning. He is retired from the UW and is Professor Emeritus of Law.

Mark Glover

Professor Glover teaches Trusts and Estates.

Darrell D. Jackson

Professor Jackson focuses on supporting historically marginalized communities and the intersection of law, education and race, cultural and ethnic studies.

Sam Kalen

Professor Kalen focuses on energy, environmental and natural resources law. He teaches courses on climate change, EENR Practicum, energy and climate policy, environmental law, Indian law and legislation. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies.

Timothy G. Kearley

Professor Kearley focuses on international law. He teaches international security law. He is retired is Professor Emeritus of Law, however, he is teaching during the Fall 2014 semester.

Noah B. Novogrodsky

Professor Novogrodsky focuses on international human rights, immigration law and civil procedure. He teaches courses on civil procedures, immigration law, international law, international human rights law and the international human rights practicum. He is also the co-director of the Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy.

Jerry R. Parkinson

Professor Parkinson focuses on education law. He teaches courses on civil procedure, civil rights, education law and Indian law.

Amy K. Pearce

Ms. Pearce is the Public Services Librarian and works on special projects in the library.

Debora A. Person

Professor Person is head of Public Services, manages the Law Library's reference office and monitors the library system. She teaches a course on legal research.

Dona Playton

Associate Lecturer Playton focuses on domestic violence, family law and violence against women issues. She teaches courses on children and the law, domestic violence and family law. She is also the director of the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Program.

Tawnya K. Plumb

Professor Plumb is the Law Library's Electronic Services Librarian, and manages the online catalog and library system. She teaches a course on legal research.

Dee Pridgen

Professor Pridgen focuses on consumer law, social responsibility and international consumer law. She teaches courses on antitrust, communications law, consumer protection, legal externships and contracts.

Suzan M. Pritchett

Professor Pritchett focuses on immigration law, feminist legal theory, asylum, and human rights law. She teaches courses on gender and the law, immigration law, and directs the International Human Rights Clinic.

Tara K. Righetti

Professor Righetti focuses on energy law. She teaches courses on oil and gas law, energy transactions, and energy finance.

Jason Robison

Professor Robison focuses primarily on interstate and international relations over water resources, particularly relations among federal, state, and tribal sovereigns in the American West. He teaches courses in water law and international environmental and natural resources law.

Alan Romero

Professor Romero teaches courses on land use law, property and real estate finance. He is also the director of the Rural Law Center.

Joel L. Selig

Professor Selig focused on civil rights issues, and worked in the Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice. He is retired and Professor Emeritus of Law.

Michael R. Smith

Professor Smith focuses on legal writing. He teaches courses on persuasive writing, appellate advocacy and legal research and writing. He is also the director of the Legal Writing Program and the Center for the Study of Written Advocacy.

Temple Stoellinger

Ms. Stoellinger is the Co-Director of the Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies.

Elaine A. Welle

Professor Welle focuses on commercial, corporate and securities law topics. She teaches courses on bankruptcy, contracts, electronic payment systems, payment systems, secured transactions and securities regulation.

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