LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The dean of the University of Wyoming's College of Law says he's stepping down because important decisions have been made about the school's future without any "meaningful consultation" with him. UW announced Stephen Easton's resignation Thursday. It will take effect Nov. 15th.

Earlier this week, university president Bob Sternberg moved to form a task force to give advice on how the school could serve the state in energy, natural resources, water and environmental law.

In an email to colleagues, Easton said the law school should continue to offer a comprehensive legal education and not be overly focused on one aspect of the law. Easton will remain on the school's faculty.