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Unique Opportunities|College of Law

Opportunities Unique to Wyoming Law

Because of the intimate nature of the UW College of Law, you will have opportunities to participate in programs, internships and experiences you can find nowhere else!  We call this Experiential Learning, which allows students to gain knowledge and experience while they explore their own legal interests outside the classroom through hands-on programs.

 

University of Wyoming College of Law offers a variety of experience learning opportunities you can only find here!Experiential Learning

Student Legal Clinics: The College of Law offers four clinical programs: Defender Aid, Legal Services, Domestic Violence and Prosecution Assistance.

International Human Rights Practicum: The Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy within the University of Wyoming College of Law is dedicated to promoting global human rights through legal education, research and advocacy. 

Natural Resources Practicum: The Natural Resources Practicum provides law students interested in working in the areas of environmental and natural resources law with an introduction to some fundamental skills as applied to substantive legal problems related to natural resources.

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. 

Summer Trial Institute:T he Summer Trial Institute is an intense two-week course during which law students learn trial skills from both practicing attorneys and College of Law faculty.  The faculty includes leading trial attorneys for across Wyoming and around the country.  

Externships: Legal externship is a great way to gain practical legal experience while in law school and earn course credit at the same time.  

Student Clubs and Organizations: Law students can join fellow students in clubs and organizations of interest, including Intellectual Property Law Club, Multicultural Law Student Association, Women's Law Forum and many others!

Competitions: Join a team to sharpen your law skills through competitions at local, regional and national scales.  These competitions include the Davis & Cannon Natural Resources Law Moot Court Competition, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and others.

Wyoming Law Review: This journal publishes articles by practitioners and professors from throughout the country, as well as case notes and comments written by students attending the University of Wyoming College of Law.  The editorial staff is composed of second- and third-year law students selected on the basis of high scholarship and excellence in writing.

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