Tara Righetti, CPL

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Tara Righetti is an SER Professor of Law in the College of Law. She teaches core courses in energy law at the College of Law and in the School of Energy Resources Professional Land Management Concentration. She served as the director for the Professional Land Management concentration from January 2016 to August 2020. Prior to joining the University of Wyoming College of Law and SER faculty in the fall of 2014, she served as CEO and general counsel of a privately owned upstream oil and gas company. She is a member of the state bars of Texas and California, an a Certified Professional Landman and member of AAPL.


Professor Righetti teaches classes on oil and gas law, energy transactions, energy resources management, and advanced corporate law. She has also led students on a summer natural resource field practicum in Wyoming and to Peru as part of a experiential and service learning project on off-gird small scale solar power.


Professor Righetti's research focuses on legal issues related to oil and gas regulation, public land energy development, and pore space ownership and use.


J.D., University of Colorado Boulder (2007)

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

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