1000 E University Ave
Dept. 3226, Bureau of Mines
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2379
Fax: (307) 766-6729
Second-year law student Stacia Berry, originally from Cheyenne, is a fourth generation rancher. Her family has a registered Hereford operation north east of Cheyenne. Stacia graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences with Business and Communications options and also has a master's degree in Agriculture, Integrated Resource Management, from Colorado State University.
While an undergraduate student at the University of Wyoming, Stacia was involved in the Delta Delta Delta Sorority, ASUW Student Senate, Agriculture Ambassadors, the Collegiate Meat Judging Team and coached Little Kickers Soccer.
There was never a doubt that Stacia would attend the University of Wyoming because, as she says, "I love this state. I enjoy the people, the rural landscape and the agricultural industry."
Stacia particularly appreciated the class sizes at the University of Wyoming, the practical application of what she was learning and the genuine nature of the faculty. While pursuing her master's degree at CSU she had a moment of clarity.
"I asked myself," says Stacia, "‘Who is fighting Agriculture's fight?'"
"It was then I knew I had to go to law school and there was no question in my mind where I wanted to go. I needed a quality, affordable educational experience. The faculty at the University of Wyoming College of Law are approachable, interested in my success and truly willing to provide a quality learning experience."
Stacia is also actively involved with the student bar association at the law school, the Potter Law Club, and serves as the secretary. This past summer Stacia worked for the Defender Aid Program, one of four legal clinics at the College of Law.
"Working in the Defender Aid Program changed my life," Stacia says. "I never imagined what it would feel like to visit my clients inside prison. My perspective is very different than when I arrived at law school. This experience added humanity to the law. It now has a face, a name and a personality. I have enjoyed learning how the legal system works in an environment where I am free to ask questions to enrich my experience."
Stacia will graduate in May 2012 with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law.