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The University of Wyoming College of Law's Juris Doctor degree provides extensive offerings from renowned experts in energy, natural resources, business, tax, legal writing, family law, criminal law, international law, and many other areas.
In our state-of-the art courtrooms and facilities, students learn to analyze, advocate, negotiate, litigate, write, and perform other tasks that will allow them to excel upon graduation. Students also have access to a vast array of “real world” training opportunities including clinics, practicums, externships, an intensive trial advocacy institute, local and trans-national negotiation exercises, and more.
Joint-degree programs allow students to pursue their Juris Doctor (JD) in conjunction with their master’s degree in one of the three different fields listed below.
The practice of law has become increasingly complex, requiring lawyers to think broadly as problem-solvers. Joint degree programs permit students to personalize their study of law by adding knowledge, skills, and analytical tools from other disciplines.
Capitalizing on the University's depth of resources, the College of Law collaborates with University graduate departments to offer multiple joint degree programs. Students must apply for admission to both programs; however, both departments will recognize a number of credits from the corresponding program to allow students to earn both degrees in a shorter period of time. The University of Wyoming College of Law offers three joint degree programs:
Each graduate program has unique admission criteria, so interested students are encouraged to contact the respective program for application details. Once admitted to both programs, law students can begin taking non-law courses the summer following their first year of law school.
The University of Wyoming’s JD and MA in ENR joint degree program allows you to learn the critical aspects of environmental law. Wyoming provides an ideal setting for garnering hands on learning opportunities for energy resource law, water resource law, environmental protection law and much more. Blended expertise in law and ENR allows graduates to work in a variety of integrative fields, such as public policy, land management, consulting, private industry and nonprofit administration.
The University of Wyoming’s JD and MBA joint degree program gives you the opportunity to specialize in techniques and concepts relating to owning and/or operating your own law firm, practicing corporate law or working in the corporate world, and other career paths such as mediation, estate planning, etc.
The University of Wyoming’s JD and MPA joint degree program trains students in law as it relates to working in management, planning and leadership roles for agencies and organizations. In particular, this degree focuses on constitutional rights and procedures, policy making and implementation, citizen input and citizen responsibility.