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Pinedale Student Receives Brimmer Scholarship from UW College of Law

May 3, 2017
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Casey Terrell

Casey Terrell, of Pinedale, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming College of Law’s Clarence A. Brimmer Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Brimmer scholarship, the largest and most prestigious award offered by the College of Law, honors the long and distinguished service of Judge Brimmer, and ensures that his career serves as an inspiration to an up-and-coming generation of legal professionals.

The Brimmer scholar is selected from a pool of finalists who interview before the Brimmer Scholarship selection committee. The committee consists of representatives from the judiciary, the bar, UW faculty, former clerks of Judge Brimmer and members of the Brimmer family.

Other UW finalists were Jennie Boulerice and Megan Romano, both from Cheyenne; Becky Farley, of Mechanicsville, Va.; Max Rerucha, of Laramie; and Catherine Young, of Casper.

Terrell has been described as “an incredibly driven and outgoing student throughout his law school career.”

He has an interest in pursuing an energy and natural resource law career, and has been active in the College of Law. Terrell is a master’s degree candidate in environment and natural resources in the dual degree program offered through the College of Law and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

During his second year in the College of Law, Terrell participated in several student competitions. He was part of the winning team in the Davis and Cannon Natural Resources Law Moot Court Competition, and traveled to White Plains, N.Y., to compete in the National Environmental Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School. He also competed in the National Energy Negotiations Competition in Houston, Texas, where his team placed ninth overall.

Terrell will serve as an article editor for the Wyoming Law Review during his final year in the College of Law. He also will participate in the Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic, and work as the Carbon Safe Legal Research Fellow, a grant-funded position through the UW School of Energy Resources (SER).

He will team up with UW College of Law Assistant Professor Tara Righetti on a collaborative carbon safe project with UW faculty in the SER, geology and engineering, and also industry representatives to develop a carbon capture method to help minimize environmental impacts.

Terrell credits much of his interest in energy law and his academic success to the Pinedale community.

“I just want to say ‘thank you’ for all of Pinedale’s support. My success would not have been possible without the encouragement I receive every time I go back home,” he says. “I feel extremely honored to have been chosen for this scholarship. Judge Brimmer left a lasting impact on the legal community in Wyoming, and it means so much to me to be a part of that legacy.”

After graduation, Terrell hopes to gain a clerkship or become involved in international energy work, and eventually return to Wyoming to work in the energy sector.

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