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Schools Offering Law Programs in Wyoming

Approximately 1.8% of graduates in of Wyoming receive law degrees every year. Thus, Wyoming's 8 law schools put out approximately 239 law professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wyoming that has a law program is University of Wyoming. University of Wyoming, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Laramie. 147 students graduated with a degree in law from University of Wyoming in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Wyoming was $3,927 per year.

Western Wyoming Community College, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Wyoming that has a law program. It is located in Rock Springs. 12 students graduated with degree in law from Western Wyoming Community College in 2010. Western Wyoming Community College charged in-state students $1,994 in tuition fees per year.

Central Wyoming College, which is located in Riverton, is the third-ranked school in Wyoming that has a law program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Central Wyoming College law program. Tuition at Central Wyoming College was $2,136 per year.


Tuition at Wyoming's law schools ranges from $3,927 per year to $1,848 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,370 per year. The Wyoming law schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Wyoming - located in Laramie, students are charged $3,927 per year
  2. Laramie County Community College - located in Cheyenne, students are charged $2,472 per year
  3. Sheridan College - located in Sheridan, students are charged $2,322 per year

The following Wyoming law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Casper College - located in Casper, students are charged $1,848 per year
  2. Western Wyoming Community College - located in Rock Springs, students are charged $1,994 per year
  3. Eastern Wyoming College - located in Torrington, students are charged $2,016 per year

A law degree from a Wyoming school... what next?

Many Wyoming law graduates become a police officer, court clerk, paralegal, police detective, and conservation officer. Wyoming had 3,920 law professionals in 2010. 710 of these law professionals were lawyers, 1,300 were police officers, and 470 were court clerks. In Wyoming, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Laramie County - 730 law professionals
  2. Lincoln County - 550 law professionals
  3. Big Horn County - 520 law professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of law professionals in Wyoming will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,190 law professionals working in Wyoming. The greatest growth for law professional is predicted to be amongst Paralegals, who are expected to increase by 19% by 2018.


law professionals in Wyoming earn $55,687 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Wyoming law professional earned as little as less than $17,950 per year or as much as more than $154,820 per year. On average law professional earn the most in the following Wyoming counties:

  1. Natrona County - $60,713 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $58,858 per year
  3. Albany County - $51,288 per year

Law professionals in the following counties in Wyoming make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Campbell County - $45,892 per year
  2. Big Horn County - $46,749 per year
  3. Laramie County - $48,920 per year

On average, the highest paid law professionals in Wyoming were:

  1. Lawyer - $95,600 per year
  2. Judge - $84,620 per year
  3. Police Detective - $69,410 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Wyoming were:

  1. Paralegal - $36,220 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $33,660 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Wyoming statistics regarding a career in law and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Wyoming
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Wyoming
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Wyoming
  • Certificate in Law in Wyoming

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,300 $49,250 12.1%
Lawyers 710 $95,600 10.9%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 490 $36,220 36.1%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 470 $33,660 -19.0%
Legal Secretaries 410 $36,650
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 230 $46,600 53.3%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 180 $69,410 -5.3%
Fish and Game Wardens 80 $49,170 0.0%
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $84,620 66.7%

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