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UW Law Week Features Experts on Variety of Legal Issues

October 17, 2013

Gender issues, Wyoming’s legal fight with Montana over water, domestic violence and Native American legal issues are among topics to be discussed by experts during Law Week 2013, which takes place Oct. 21-25 at the University of Wyoming.

Also, during the week, Wyoming 2nd Judicial District Judge Wade Waldrip will hear oral arguments on two cases.

Sponsored by UW’s Potter Law Club, Law Week events are free and open to the public in the College of Law building. The complete schedule of events can be found at Many of the events have been certified for continuing legal education credits.

Here are some of the highlights:

Monday, Oct. 21:

-- 9:30-11 a.m. -- University of Colorado Law School Professor Melissa Hart, “Gender Equality in Employment Situations,” College of Law, Room 186.

-- 6-7:30 p.m. -- Ryan Song of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, “Korea Rising: Law, Economics, Politics and the Challenges Ahead,” College of Law, Room 178.

Tuesday, Oct. 22:

-- 10-11 a.m. -- Cheyenne attorney Jim Fitzgerald, “Building and Sustaining a Trial Practice in Wyoming,” College of Law, Room 186.

-- noon-1 p.m. -- Cheyenne attorney Hank Bailey, “Ethics in Practice,” College of Law, Room 170.

-- 6-7 p.m. -- Native American attorney Walter Echo-Hawk, “In the Light of Justice: Human Rights in Native America,” College of Law, Room 178.

Wednesday, Oct. 23:

-- 8:30-10 a.m. -- Cheyenne attorneys Gay Woodhouse, Vicci Colgan and Rhonda Woodard, “The Careers and Experiences of Women in the Legal Profession,” College of Law, Room 178.

-- noon-1 p.m. -- Wyoming attorneys Tim Eagler, Cathy MacPherson and Joe Lux, “Rural Law Practice: A Panel Discussion,” College of Law, Room 170.

-- 6-8 p.m. -- University of Utah Law Professor Bob Keiter, “Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea,” College of Law, Room 178.

Thursday, Oct. 24:

-- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. -- District Judge Wade Waldrip will hear oral arguments in two cases, College of Law, Room 182.

-- noon-1 p.m. -- Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael, “Wyoming v. Montana: A Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case,” College of Law, Room 178.

Friday, Oct. 25:

-- noon-1 p.m. -- Deputy Albany County Attorney Joshua Merseal, Albany County Sheriff David O’Malley, Laramie attorney Rennie Polidora, Wyoming Public Defender Diane Lozano, Albany County SAFE Project Director Becca Fisher, UW Visiting Law Professor Suzan Pritchett, “Domestic Violence Panel: Perspectives from the Prosecution and Defense,” College of Law, Room 178.

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