Emeritus Professor of Law
A.B., Harvard University (1957), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., Harvard University (1960), Board of Editors of Harvard Law Review (1958 - 60) and cum laude
Professor Harvey Gelb joined the faculty of the University of Wyoming's College of Law in 1979 and retired in the spring of 2012. Selected as the Winston S. Howard Distinguished Professor of Law in 1996, his teaching excellence was rewarded again in 2001 with the receipt of the UW John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award. He taught classes in Advanced Business Organizations; Business Organizations; Business Planning and Securities Regulation.
Following graduation from Harvard, Professor Gelb was a Law Clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Samuel J. Roberts and Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge J. Sydney Hoffman. He became the City Solicitor in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1966. Professor Gelb practiced privately in Scranton before joining the law faculty at UW. During that time he served as Arbitrator, Attorney Examiner, and Hearing Officer for judicial and administrative cases.
Having written extensively regarding business organizations and securities regulation, Professor Gelb has also served on American Bar Association Committees. Appointed by Governor Dave Freudenthal in 2008, he served on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws until 2012. Professor Gelb was also the State of Wyoming liaison to its Committee on Corporate Laws.