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University of Wyoming Law School

University of Wyoming College of Law
Established 1920
Type Public
Postgraduates 22
Location Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Dean Stephen Easton

The University of Wyoming College of Law is the [3]

The College is accredited by the [4]


The University of Wyoming College of Law was founded in 1920. Classes were held on one floor of the University library building until the College of Law moved to a separate facility in 1953. Because of increasing class size, the College of Law relocated to its current building in 1977. Considerable library space and a variety of other rooms were added to the building in 1993. The building contains three classrooms, a large moot courtroom, a small moot court room, two seminar rooms, a student lounge area, lockers for every student, the law library (which include yearly study carrel), and faculty and staff offices.[1]

Moot Court Rooms

In 2009, the University of Wyoming College of Law finished construction on a large addition to the college of law that expanded the main lecture hall and added two technologically advanced moot court rooms. The main moot court room is the main lecture hall, but includes a retrieving class room wall that opens up into the large moot court room. This court room has become so useful that since it was finished, the [5]


The University of Wyoming College of Law is a public law school. It only has a full-time program that starts in the fall with a 12.4 to 1 student to faculty ratio. Tuition runs $9,996 for residents and $21,156 for nonresidents. Statistics for 2009 show the median [7]

George William Hopper Law Library

The George W. Hopper Law Library [9] The library has access to many electronic legal databases, such as Lexis and Westlaw. While many of the databases are only accessible to College of Law students, faculty and staff, some are accessible on public computers within the library. [10] The library is open to the public, and is used by attorneys throughout the state as well as self-represented litigants.

The library, which is named for a 1956 graduate of the College of Law, includes multiple study rooms that can be reserved for student use, and study carrels which are assigned to students through a lottery run by the Potter Law Club. The library is open seven days a week during the fall and spring semesters.

Clubs and organizations

  • Potter law Club
  • Order de Coif
  • Board of Advocates
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
  • Intellectual Property Club
  • International Law Students Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Minority Law Students Association
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Law Club
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Women's Law Forum
  • Wyoming Law Review
  • Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice (WLSEJ)
  • Wyoming Society for International Law
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association


Current Faculty

  • Dean Stephen D. Easton
  • Jacquelyn L. Bridgeman
  • John Burman
  • Kenneth D. Chestek
  • Diane E. Courselle
  • James M. Delaney
  • Debra L. Donahue
  • Michael C. Duff
  • Stephen M. Feldman
  • Harvey Gelb
  • Mark Glover
  • Darrell D. Jackson
  • Sam Kalen
  • Timothy G. Kearley
  • Noah B. Novogrodsky
  • Jerry R. Parkinson
  • Debora A. Person
  • Dona Playton
  • Tawnya K. Plumb
  • Dee Pridgen
  • Suzan M. Pritchett
  • Jason Robison
  • Alan R. Romero
  • Joel L. Selig
  • Michael R. Smith
  • Dennis C. Stickley
  • Elaine A. Welle
  • Matthew J. Wilson


Notable alumni

The University of Wyoming College of Law has many alumni Wyoming Supreme Court Judges and 10th circuit judges. Currently, all of the Wyoming Supreme Court judges are graduates from the College of Law along with 4 10th circuit judges.[13]

External links

  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Wyoming Law Review
  • Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
  • Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
  • Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
  • Order de Coif Member
  • Universit of Wyoming College of Law Events
  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC) PDF on University of Wyoming 2009
  • Clubs and Organization UW College of Law
  • U.S. 10th curcuit judges
  • UW College of Law Library Page


Coordinates: 41°18′46″N 105°34′15″W / 41.31273°N 105.57088°W / 41.31273; -105.57088

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