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Dee Pridgen

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Dee Pridgen

B.A., Cornell University (1971), Phi Beta Kappa and with distinction
J.D., New York University (1974), Order of the Coif and cum laude

Phone: (307) 766-6416



Dee Pridgen has been a member of the University of Wyoming's College of Law faculty since 1982. In addition to serving as the associate dean, she was selected as the Centennial Distinguished Professor for the 1995-99 term. From 2008 to 2018, she was the Carl M. Williams Professor of Law & Social Responsibility. She teaches or has taught classes in Consumer Protection, Contracts, Antitrust, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Internet Law and Payment Systems.

A 1997-1998 Fulbright Scholar/Lecturer at Tokyo University in Japan, Pridgen has also been a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, the University of Maryland School of Law, and the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Before she joined the College of Law Faculty at the University of Wyoming, she served as a Staff Attorney, for the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Washington, D.C. from 1978-82. She was also a law clerk for the Honorable Barrington D. Parker, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia from 1974-76. In May of 2003, Pridgen was elected to membership in the American Law Institute.

Dee Pridgen's publications include two treatises aimed at practicing attorneys, Consumer Protection and the Law, and Consumer Credit and the Law, coauthored with Richard M. Alderman both published by Thomson/Reuters, and both of which are updated yearly. She is also a coauthor of a law school casebook entitled Consumer Law: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2013; West Academic). She is the principal author (with coauthor Gene A. Marsh) of Consumer Protection in a Nutshell (4th ed. 2016).  She has written articles and reports on consumer law, and has given presentations at international consumer law meetings in Helsinki, Finland and Auckland, New Zealand.

Teaching: Consumer Protection, Payment Systems

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1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417


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