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Def Aid

Defender Aid Clinic

Legal Clinics

Faculty Supervisor: Lauren McLane


The Defender Aid Clinic represents persons unable to afford counsel at all stages of the criminal defense practice across the state of Wyoming. Although the clinic has been more trial-based the past few years, the clinic is evolving into a criminal justice reform clinic, focusing on strategic litigation and policy reform efforts to address the systemic problems in our criminal justice system, such as race and class inequity, ineffective assistance of counsel, third strikes law and policy, juvenile justice, wrongful convictions, and much more.

* All clinics are subject to change in terms of content, caseload, and specific course focus in any given year.

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Faculty Director

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Student Director

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Defender Aid Clinic

Phone: 307-766-3223


“Justice Talks in Wyoming” is presented by the University of Wyoming, College of Law Defender Aid Clinic. Our mission is to educate the public about serious issues within the nation’s criminal justice system. Our intention is to critically analyze, investigate, and scrutinize the criminal justice system and the law through our research and interviews.

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Interested in supporting the Defender Aid Clinic?

You can make a charitable gift directly to the Clinic to ensure that it can continue to operate and do extraordinary work.

Be sure to indicate that you'd like your gift to go to the Diane Courselle Memorial Clinic Fund

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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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