University of Wyoming Law School

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. 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.uwyo.edu/law
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmis@uwyo.edu
Location (Location) Laramie, WY
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1920
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 123
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 151
Median GPA : 3.22
Acceptance Rate : 78%


Wyoming Law School Admissions

Wyoming Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 78% of its applicants. Comparatively, Wyoming is Significantly Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 360 280 (77.78%) 95 (26.4%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.00 3.22 3.55
LSAT 148 151 153

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $14,911 $30,241
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $15,582
Living off-campus: $15,582
Living at home: $5,930

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : 12/15
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 06/05
Application Fee : $50

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Wyoming Law School Community

Wyoming Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Wyoming is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 18
  • Part Time : 11

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 14
  • # Minority Faculty : 2

RATIO

13.2 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Wyoming Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Wyoming 1L section size is equal to law schools in Wyoming and 83% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Wyoming Law School: 72
Wyoming Average: 72
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 206
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 136
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 82
  • Law Journals : 23
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 13.4%
  • Second Year : 0.0%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Wyoming Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Wyoming class of 2015 had an employment rate of 73% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2015, 92.9%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 50.0%
  • Business: 19.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 4.0%
  • Wyoming: 63%
  • Colorado: 25%
  • Florida: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 92.9%
  • First Time Takers: 70
  • Average School: 75.4%
  • Average State: 78.1%
  • Pass Difference: -2.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Wyoming : 78.3%
  • Passed : 31 of 38 (81.6%)
  • State Average : 78.1%
  • Difference : 3.3%