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Student Government | National Honorary Organization | Student Organizations
The John Burman Student Government is the school's student bar organization. It provides student government and engages in academic and social activities to enhance the educational experience at the college. A major undertaking of the club is the sponsorship of a speakers' program through which lawyers, judges, and legal scholars address students and faculty. On the national level, the club is affiliated with the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. It also coordinates the activities of the other student organizations.
In 1985 the College of Law was awarded a chapter of the Order of the Coif, an honorary society that recognizes legal scholastic excellence. Each year, the chapter may initiate into membership those students who graduate in the highest 10 percent of their class and may also initiate an honorary member from the legal profession.
The Blockchain Law & Innovation Club (BLIC) is a Web3 and blockchain-focused student organization whose mission is to educate newcomers and enthusiasts about Web3, blockchain technology, law, and commercial applications.This may include other fintech and innovative technology. BLIC empowers the next generation of legal and business leaders at the University of Wyoming College of Law through student-led programs, events, and initiatives. We are driven by an ambition to educate individuals about the use and utility of this novel technology.
The Board of Advocates is a student organization responsible for organizing, coordinating, and publicizing in-school competitions. The Vice-Presidents for each competition lead the organization of their respective events, make travel arrangements for winning teams, and are responsible for media relations.
The DEI Student Group provides academic and social support services to ethnic minority and other law students.
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, and law professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community.
The J Reuben Clark Law Society is a global society of faith-based lawyers and law students who are working together to make a difference in the world. They are committed to their mission statement: "We affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer's personal religious conviction. We strive through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law."
The Natural Resources & Environmental Law Club (NRELC) provides students with current environmental periodicals, engages in research projects for various groups, and brings in speakers on environmental and natural resource topics.
OutLaw is a student organization with the main goal of bridging the gap between LGBTQ legal issues and the legal profession. We hope to bring awareness and advocacy to the legal needs of LGBTQ individuals and break the biases within the community. Additionally, we strive to bring a sense of community for LGBTQ students to the College of Law through hosting a few events each year, some social and some political.
The purpose of this Fraternity is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.
The Transactional Law Club looks forward to providing mentorship and networking opportunities to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the areas of business, corporate, financial, and estate planning. Their goal is to enhance the legal education of their members and to promote an interdisciplinary curriculum that builds upon the resources at the University of Wyoming College of Law.
Women's Law Forum (WLF) was established to promote the advancement of women in law-related professions; to encourage women to fully participate in the curriculum; and to increase their knowledge of varying educational, professional, political, and social issues affecting women in the law. This goal is promoted through the sponsorship of speakers on issues specific to women in the law, as well as general issues regarding the profession and all of its members.
The Wyoming Law Review publishes articles written by practitioners and professors from throughout the country, as well as case notes and comments written by students attending the University of Wyoming College of Law. The Law Review is managed and edited by an editorial board of third-year students under the supervision of a faculty adviser. The editorial staff is composed of second- and third-year law students selected on the basis of high scholarship and excellence in writing.
The Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice (WLSEJ) organization provides a forum for law students interested in public interest/pro bono service. The organization's goals are to increase awareness of public interest law by providing a forum for discussion of public interest issues, as well as an opportunity for law students to do pro bono public interest work. WLSEJ encourages participation in public interest work by organizing events and opportunities for student participation such as guest speakers, community volunteering, and further research into the resources necessary to expand supervised clinical work to meet unmet legal needs of Wyoming citizens.
The Student Chapter of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA) was organized in 1987 to sponsor a series of seminars designed to enhance the education of students interested in trial practice. The student chapter works closely with the state organization to provide students the opportunity to interact informally with a variety of members of the Wyoming bar and judiciary.
This student-led organization is designed to promote mental well-being, mindfulness, and to help end the stigma in law school and the legal professions. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org