Wyoming Law

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actorlaw
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Wyoming Law

Postby actorlaw » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:05 pm

Does anyone have information about Wyoming or Laramie?

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Re: Wyoming Law

Postby kswiss » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:53 pm

its cold. but at least they hate socialism as much as you do. (j/k)

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Re: Wyoming Law

Postby Foxxtrot » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:53 am

Laramie is a shi*hole.
The school might be nice.

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Re: Wyoming Law

Postby KmissP » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:59 am

Good climbing and mountain biking and a couple of hours from a nifty lil hotsprings.

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Re: Wyoming Law

Postby db004 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:37 pm

Without the University of Wyoming Laramie would hardly even be a dot on a map. Definitely not a place for everyone but then again law school doesn't necessarily give you an ample amount of time to venture too far from the school itself. With that said there are epic amounts of outdoor recreation opportunities, skiing, hiking, biking, hunting, rafting and pretty much anything else you can do in the wilderness. They also have a sweet recreation department that allows you to rent anything from tents to avalanche beacons.

The school itself is very small, 75 in each class. Male to female ratio is about 50/50 and as of right now the average age is 29 (all of this according to the assistant dean). The school just had a renovation on its mock courtroom and classrooms. The new classrooms have all the bells and whistles of any state of the art law school, and I will argue you wont find a nicer mock courtroom in the country. Don't be confused there is a ton of money in Wyoming and the state loves to spend money on the university itself. The rest of the school, such as the library and administration offices could use a face lift but up to date in everything that you'd need. Lets be honest though, going to class or studying in a library that is aesthetically pleasing is really only going to blow your skirt up for the first few weeks then the surroundings really don't matter.

If you are interested in practicing in the area, or somewhere else out west you will find that it has an excellent reputation and places its students extremely well. But if you are wanting to move back east or practice big law somewhere outside of its scope don't expect a lot of connections and open doors. I just visited last week and have lived around the area nearly my entire life so if you have any questions I may be of some help.

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Re: Wyoming Law

Postby LawandOrder » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:43 pm

I always contracted dysentery in Wyoming on the Oregon Trail. Then I broke a wagon wheel trying to ford the river :(

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Re: Wyoming Law

Postby j.wellington » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:53 pm

I grew up in a neighboring state and always had a certain love for Wyoming, but I don't think I'd ever want to live there. It might be the one place in the country I can say that about, though Mississippi might fall into the same category. Do some serious research and take a visit before you consider it. Outside of Jackson (which may as well be a different universe), it really is one part of the country where the idea of rural living still means something. Even the largest towns are tiny, including Laramie, which is far from what you might otherwise think a college town to be. Life is very provincial, and my guess would be that more than other state schools, your classmates will be Wyoming lifers. I'm not knocking it by any means, but know exactly what you're getting into.

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Re: Wyoming Law

Postby db004 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:00 pm

j.wellington wrote:I grew up in a neighboring state and always had a certain love for Wyoming, but I don't think I'd ever want to live there. It might be the one place in the country I can say that about, though Mississippi might fall into the same category. Do some serious research and take a visit before you consider it. Outside of Jackson (which may as well be a different universe), it really is one part of the country where the idea of rural living still means something. Even the largest towns are tiny, including Laramie, which is far from what you might otherwise think a college town to be. Life is very provincial, and my guess would be that more than other state schools, your classmates will be Wyoming lifers. I'm not knocking it by any means, but know exactly what you're getting into.


Agreed. However Wyoming does place fairly well in CO, especially Northern CO which is far from the rural abyss that Wyoming can be. With that said the legal market in CO, much like the rest of the US, is pretty tapped right now but hopefully that will change in the next few years. But don't think that just because you go to Wyoming your going to be living in a log cabin writing contracts for redneck ranchers, more so you'll work in an area where most of the population exists and travel to rural areas.

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Re: Wyoming Law

Postby Colorado23 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:04 pm

Hi. I recently was accepted to Wyoming. I am deciding between Wyoming and Hofstra. I love Colorado and want to practice here when I graduate, so I am leaning towards Wyoming. It is hard though, to turn down a top 100...




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