University of Wyoming College of Law


University of Wyoming College of Law

Infobox_University
name = University of Wyoming College of Law


established = 1920
free_label = Dean
free = Jerry Parkinson
type = Public
city = Laramie
state = Wyoming
country = USA
postgrad = 225
website = [http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/Law uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/Law]

The University of Wyoming College of Law is the law school of the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. Established in 1920, the school offers the J.D. degree in law, as well as a joint J.D. / M.P.A. degree program with the Political Science department of the College of Arts & Sciences. The class of 2010 has an enrollment of 76. [http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/law/admissions/admissions_stats.asp]

The College is accredited by the American Bar Association and its graduates are eligible for admission to the bar in every state. In addition, the College is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Membership requires an adequate teaching staff and law library, a sound educational program, and adherence to prescribed standards for admission and graduation of students.

History

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 moot courtroom, two seminar rooms, the law library, and faculty and staff offices. [ [http://ahc.uwyo.edu/usearchives/inventories/553000.htm#History AHC Finding Aid for the University of Wyoming. College of Law Records ] ] In 2008, work on an expanded main lecture hall and an updated moot court room began. The new additions are said to be featuring the latest in court room and teaching technology.

Notable alumni

* James Emmett Barrett (J.D. 1949), Wyoming Attorney General, Senior Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
* Wade Brorby (J.D. 1958), Senior Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
* E. James Burke (J.D. 1977), Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court
* William F. Downes (J.D. 1975), Judge United States District Court for the District of Wyoming
* Dave Freudenthal (J.D. 1980), 31st Governor of Wyoming
* Michael Golden (J.D. 1967), Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court
* John Hickey (LL.B. 1934), United States Senator from Wyoming, 24th Governor of Wyoming and Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
* William Hill (J.D. 1974), Former Chief Justice and current Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court
* Alan B. Johnson (J.D. 1964), Judge United States District Court for the District of Wyoming
* Marilyn Kite (J.D. 1974), Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court
* Michael R. Murphy (J.D. 1972), Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
* Alan Simpson (J.D. 1958), United States Senator from Wyoming
* Gerry Spence (LL.B. 1952), Attorney
* Mike Sullivan (J.D. 1964), United States Ambassador to Ireland and 29th Governor of Wyoming
* Barton Voigt (J.D. 1979), Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court

External links

* [http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/Law University of Wyoming College of Law]
* [http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/law/Student_life/lawreview.asp Wyoming Law Review]
* [http://officialguide.lsac.org/OFFGUIDE/pdf/lsac4855.pdf Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC)]

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