Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog

Juris Doctor


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The goal of the College of Law is to provide a sound and thorough education in the law that will prepare the student to practice law in accordance with the highest standards of professional competence and responsibility.

Curriculum


Overall Hours


For students matriculating in or after the fall 2013 semester, each student must successfully complete (grade of “D-” or better for courses taken at this school, grade of “C” or better for courses taken elsewhere) 90 credit hours (required for graduation) in accordance with the official curriculum as adopted by the College of Law faculty. At least 59 of these credits must be completed at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

The College of Law automatically approves up to 9 hours of any joint degree core courses with the corresponding prefix to their joint degree (i.e. MBAM, POLS, ENR) that meet the grade requirement, of a letter grade of B or better, to transfer in toward their law degree.  If additional courses are needed outside of these respective prefixes, these will be approved on a case by case basis.  Those students enrolled in a joint degree program may take up to 9 hours required for graduation in non-law school graduate level courses (online courses will not be approved) and apply them toward their law degree.

Law A-F hours


Regardless of the matriculation date, students must complete at least 76 credit hours through graded (A-F) courses. 

Those students enrolled in a joint degree program may take up to 9 hours required for graduation in non-law school graduate level courses (online courses will not be approved) and apply them toward their law degree. Students in a joint degree program who use 9 non-law credit hours toward their J.D. degree may reduce their required number of graded credits from 76 to 73 so that they can participate in other S/U offerings at the College of Law.

Required Courses: First (1L) Year Students


(Additional courses cannot be taken the first year without special permission from a dean).

Required Courses: Second (2L) Year Students


(offered once per year)

Advanced Writing


As a condition of graduation, all students must complete an upper-level writing requirement.

Elective Courses:


Second (2L) & Third (3L) Year Students (* subject to availability);

See Law Courses  section

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