Tara Righetti is the professor of the University of Wyoming College of Law faculty since the fall of 2014. Prior to that, she served as CEO and general counsel of a privately owned upstream oil and gas company with operations in six states and on the outer continental shelf. She is admitted to practice in Texas and California and is a Certified Professional Landman.
Professor Righetti teaches classes related to oil and gas and commercial law. She also teaches the Natural Resources Field Practicum.
Her research interests include split estate issues, royalty payments, subsurface trespass, and energy development on public land. Professor Righetti's research focuses on legal issues related to oil and gas regulation, land use, contracts, and development.