The College of Law will once again be offering the Natural Resources Practicum Field Course, a one-week intensive field course with one credit hour offered following spring semester exams (May 18-22). During the field course, students will tour Wyoming, stopping to visit oil and gas fields, coal mines, electric power generating facilities, wind farms, uranium mines, meet federal land managers and non-profit organizations, and other locations in the state to gain a hands-on understanding of federal and state legal, regulatory, and policy issues connected to the development, use, and protection of the locations visited and the resources discussed.
The course is open to all College of Law students and main campus graduate students interested in energy and natural resources.
“Being a part of the Natural Resources Practicum Field Course was one of the highlights of my time at UW College of Law. Wyoming is rich in energy and natural resources, and the field course does an incredible job of exposing students to all of them in an efficient and informative way,” says third-year law student Perry Dayton. “The field course is an overall incredible experience and something I would encourage any UW student to take, whether they’re interested in energy and natural resources or not.”
Through the site visits and faculty led discussions, students are able to come away with a deeper understand of issues in the industry that may affect them in their respective disciplines as they embark on their career.