Wyoming Judicial Branch

You Be The Judge

Contact Info

Matt Swift
State Law Librarian
Phone: 307.777.8564
Email: mswift@courts.state.wy.us
Supreme Court Building
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002

“You Be The Judge” is a free, interactive community outreach program designed to educate Wyoming citizens on the mission and responsibilities of the Wyoming judicial system. The program provides participants with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the difficult decisions faced by Wyoming judges. Attendees learn how the Wyoming judicial system works, how judges are selected, and how the rule of law is applied. In addition, legal arguments are presented to the audience who are then asked to make a decision on the matter. Throughout the event participants are given the opportunity to ask questions and to weigh in on how they would rule on the case.

Anyone interested in learning about the judicial system can participate as audience members and are encouraged to ask questions.

Yes. Judges and lawyers act out scenarios that are presented to the audience for consideration. Participants are encouraged to interact with each other as well as with key legal players of the judicial system.

These events are free to attend.

No, but participants are sure to learn about legal issues and will be exposed to legal concepts.