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Danielle R. Cover
Director, Civil Legal Services Clinic
Wyoming Excellence Chair
Professor of Law
B.A., University of Maryland (1994), Magna Cum Laude
J.D., Tulane University School of Law (1997), Cum Laude
Phone: (307) 766-6560
Office: 42 UW Office Annex
Office Hours: Wednesday 12:30-2:30 pm or by appointment.
Professor Danielle Cover joined the University of Wyoming College of Law faculty in 2014 to direct the Civil Legal Services Clinic. Her teaching and scholarship explore different ways to expand legal pedagogy and learning theory. Specifically, Professor Cover examines the psychological influences that may impact a young attorney’s ability to effectively connect with clients and cases. She also considers how to use traditional clinical pedagogical techniques in different fora and to adapt pedagogical best practices for environments with different needs, expectations, and resources.
Prior to joining the College of Law faculty, Professor Cover was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Bronfein Family Law Clinic at the University of Baltimore where she supervised students representing family law clients across a spectrum of issues from divorce and custody to adoption and protection orders.
Professor Cover’s clinical work emerges from her years of practice throughout the State of Maryland and at organizations committed to ending domestic violence. At the House of Ruth, YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, and the Women’s Law Center, Professor Cover represented victims of domestic violence in family law and safety proceedings. In addition, she supervised and trained new lawyers entering the programs. At the Homeless Persons Representation Project, Professor Cover directed the Pro Bono Program, working with attorney volunteers, student volunteers, and community partners to provide pro bono services to homeless persons across the state. Professor Cover also previously served as Pro Bono Coordinator and Externship Director of the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School.
Since joining the faculty, Professor Cover has been honored with two university-wide teaching awards: the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Award: Inspirational Faculty (2017) and the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Faculty Award (2018). In addition, Professor Cover has expanded the reach of the Civil Legal Services Clinic to include some of Wyoming’s most geographically isolated communities through grant awards from the Equal Justice Wyoming Foundation.
Professor Cover is a member of the Maryland State bar and is certified to practice in the State of Wyoming.
Teaching: Civic Legal Services Clinic; Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation; Professional Responsibility; Judicial Remedies; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Torts; Suits: Pop Culture, Legal Ethics, and the Role of Attorneys in Modern Society, Torts