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College of Law

Faculty and Staff

Tara K. Righetti

Professor of Law, Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Policies - University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Tara Righetti

B.A., University of Colorado Boulder (2005), Special Honors
J.D., University of Colorado Boulder (2007)

Office: 451 Hill Hall



Tara Righetti joined the University of Wyoming College of Law faculty in the fall of 2014. Prior to that, she served as CEO and general counsel of a privately owned upstream oil and gas company with operations in six states and on the outer continental shelf. She is admitted to practice in Texas and California and is a Certified Professional Landman.

Professor Righetti teaches classes related to oil and gas and commercial law. She also teaches the Natural Resources Field Practicum. Her research interests include split estate issues, royalty payments, subsurface trespass, and energy development on public land. Professor Righetti's research focuses on legal issues related to oil and gas regulation, land use, contracts, and development.

Teaching: Advanced Corporate Law, Advanced Oil and Gas Law, Energy Deals, Energy Resource Management, Oil and Gas Law, Natural Resources Practicum Field Option

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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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