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College of Law

Faculty and Staff

Dona Playton

Associate Professor of Law; Director, Family and Child Legal Advocacy Clinic

Dona Playton

B.S., University of Wyoming (1989)
J.D., University of Wyoming (1993)

Phone: (307) 766-3666
Office: 42 UW Office Annex


Office Hours: By appointment.

Dona Playton has spent most of her professional career engaging in research, advocacy and local and national collaboration efforts to promote improved access to the legal system for families experiencing violence, divorce, separation and child custody issues.

She is the founder and current visiting Faculty Director of the Family and Child Legal Advocacy Clinic, a legal clinic operated by law students established at the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2002. She has contributed extensively to local and state policy on issues ranging from domestic violence, family law, juvenile law and access to justice issues.  She is the author of a domestic violence bench book, a legal handbook for women and several articles and papers on issues relevant to families and our legal system.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, American Bar Foundation, the Wyoming State Bar and Colorado Bar Associations, and the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. She serves as an original member on the Wyoming Access to Justice Commission, the Children’s Justice Project, is a trained mediator and a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist (NACC/ABA).


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College of Law

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417


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