Experiential Learning Opportunities

At the UW College of Law, we believe in hands-on learning. An array of for-credit clinic, practicum, and externship opportunities, as well as the Summer Trial Institute, are available to fit your academic and career goals and enhance your experience beyond the classroom. Please note that credits vary. 

Check out our 2023-24 Experiential Learning Year in Review Newsletter!

The University of Wyoming is consistently named one of the Best Schools for Practical Training.

Best for Practical Training

Clinics provide an in-depth learning experience in a particular area of law. Clinic topics include defender aid, prosecution assistance, civil legal services, family and child legal advocacy, international human rights, and energy, environment, and natural resources law. Since 2013, the College of Law has proudly offered a Clinic Guarantee, ensuring that every interested student has the opportunity to participate in one of our legal clinics. 

stats regarding the number of cases UW students had in the clinics in 2022

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The Estate Planning Practicum provides experience in transactional legal services, including simple wills and estate planning advice, while serving low-income individuals in Wyoming. The Business Planning Practicum provides experience with the legal tasks involved in starting a business for actual clients, hypothetical clients, or both. The Local Government Assistance Practicum provides the basics of local government law and the experience of seeing it in action. 



Summer Trial Institute provides students with a rigorous training experience in the courtroom, while interacting and gaining feedback from faculty and experienced practitioners.

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students participating in Summer Trial Institute students in courtroom


Legal externships allow students to select a firm, organization, or agency of their choice to gain experience practicing law in a work setting.

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students with externship employerstudent in courtroom

Contact Us

College of Law
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6416
Fax: 307-766-6417
Email: lawadmis@uwyo.edu