Student Legal Clinics

College of Law


Student Legal Clinics expose UW Law students to a range of real experiences in the practice of law. Caseloads are actual cases, and students work with approved College of law faculty and the client on the cases. Clinics are not a simulation.  

Five student legal clinics are offered

  1. Civil Legal Services Clinic

  2. Defender Aid Clinic

  3. Family and Child Legal Advocacy Clinic

  4. International Human Rights

  5. Prosecution Assistance Program

  6. Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources Law Clinic


  1. Some programs are available to students who have completed two semesters of full-time study and are in good standing, while others require four semesters.

  2. Students receive three credit hours per semester.*

  3. Students are required to devote a minimum of 150 hours to the program. 

  4. Enrollment may be limited in the interest of affording students maximum educational benefit. However, every effort is made to accommodate each student who desires the benefits of clinical experience.

Clinical Faculty

A full-time faculty member directly supervises each clinical program. There are no adjunct or staff members between the faculty supervisors and student interns. A student director is appointed for each program to help the faculty supervisor administer the program.*

The faculty supervisor is professionally responsible for the students in the program. Therefore, particular emphasis is placed on professional responsibility to the client, the profession, and the community.


* All clinics are subject to change in terms of content, caseload, and specific course focus in any given year.

Contact Us

College of Law

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417


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