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Supreme Court Session Among Law Week Activities at UW

September 15, 2010 — Talks on free-market environmentalism and immigration policy and oral arguments heard by the Wyoming Supreme Court and the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals are among highlights of Law Week Sept. 20-24 at the University of Wyoming.

Sponsored by the Potter Law Club, Law Week begins at noon Monday, Sept. 20, in the College of Law building, with a lecture on "The BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster and the Heightened Threat of the Unique Cultural Communities of the Louisiana Gulf Coast" by Professor Diane E. Courselle.

Other Law Week events, all free and open to the public, will be held in the College of Law building. See "Events Board" in the College of Law Lobby for specific room locations:

Monday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. -- Patrick J. Crank, former Wyoming attorney general, will discuss the Wyoming Society for International Law.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, noon -- Former Commissioner of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service James W. Ziglar, will discuss immigration policy and reform and the changing nature of Washington, D.C., over the past 45 years.

6:30 p.m. -- Author and environmental law specialist John C. Kunich will discuss free-market environmentalism using ideas from his latest book, "Betting the Earth: How We Can Still Win the Biggest Gamble of All Time."

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. -- Oral arguments before the Wyoming Supreme Court.

5:30 p.m. -- Wyoming Access to Justice Commission member panel on "The Problem of Civil Legal Services in Wyoming" including commission members Chief Justice Marilyn S. Kite and Justice E. James Burke. Location is the Large Moot Courtroom.

Thursday, Sept. 23, noon -- Stewart M. Young discusses his experiences "Inside the Courtroom: Experiences as an Assistant United States Attorney at the Department of Justice."

6:30 p.m. -- John Davis will speak on "Establishing the Rule of Law in Wyoming's Wild West: The Johnson County War and Other Struggles."

Friday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. -- Oral arguments before the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Continuing Legal Education credits are available at all events. For more information, contact Nick Haderline at (307) 399-3290 or

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