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George W. Hopper Law Library|College of Law

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George W. Hopper Law Library
Dept. 3035
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2210
Fax: (307) 766-4044
Email: lawref@uwyo.edu
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Regular Semester Hours

Sunday     9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Winter Break Hours

Monday, December 22      8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 23 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 24 - Thurs., Jan. 1

Closed
Friday, January 2 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 5 - Fri., Jan. 9 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 12 - Fri., Jan. 16 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 19 Closed (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Tuesday, January 20 Resume Regular Hours

UW Law Library Access and Services

The law library collection includes 206,120 treatises, microfiche, law reviews, federal and state statutes, administrative decisions, digests, looseleafs, citators, encyclopedias, reporters, and audio-visual resources.  It is open to the general public.  A map of the library's three floors is available here (pdf).

Any Wyoming resident may check out treatises.  Registering as a borrower is free and requires a form of picture ID.  Our circulating collection checks out for four weeks.   Renewals can be done over the telephone at (307)766-2210 or through the online catalog.

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Computer access to the Internet is available throughout the library. Computers for students are available for word processing, email, and CALI exercises.  The student lounge houses an email bar for quick access from the classrooms.

Full access to Westlaw and Lexis computers is restricted to those users who have their own password.  Incoming students are all assigned a password during the first few weeks of classes.  Selected Westlaw and Lexis databases are available from our library for non-law school patrons from our reference computers.  To access these databases, select the Legal Databases link along the top of our home page.

Printing in the reference area is limited to five pages at a time.  Student printers are available in the copy room and in the PLC Computer lab.  Printing on these computers is charged to university student accounts.

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Conference rooms seating approximately 8 people are available for use during library hours.  Call (307) 766-2210 for reservations.  Reservation periods are two hours with the opportunity to extend if the room is free. Additional study spaces are available elsewhere on campus. See this guide for more information.

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A Copy machine is available across from the circulation desk.  It takes cash only.  Copies are $.10 each.

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Interlibrary loan services are restricted to law school faculty, staff and students.  However, books from our circulating collection can be mailed directly to your office upon request.  Charges are $5.00/volume.

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Photocopies, faxes, or electronic transmission of materials that are housed in our collection can be sent directly if a cite to the resource is provided.

Photocopy charges:
$10.00 basic service charge +
$.10 per page after 100 pages

Fax charges:
$10.00 basic service charge +
$.50 per page after 10 pages

Email charges:
$5.00 basic service charge +
$.10 per physical page after 100 pages

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Reference assistance is available weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. during regular school session.  To reach the Reference Desk, call (307) 766-5737 or email lawref@uwyo.edu.  The reference staff does not perform extensive legal research or give legal advice, but we can direct your research within the available resources.

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Free legal assistance is not provided by the law school, although the library staff can direct users to appropriate legal resources.  University of Wyoming students seeking legal assistance for personal issues should contact the Elizabeth Goudey, the Students' Attorney in the Wyoming Union at (307) 766-6347 or visit her web site at https://www.uwyo.edu/studentatty.

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Legal Services Clinic is offered through the law school curriculum.  This is not a walk-in service.  The clinic operates in conjunction with Albany County servicing pro bono cases.  Clients must file an application and be recommended by the county to qualify. For more information call (307) 766-2104.


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UW Law Library Staff

 

Library Director

Vacant

Administrative Librarian, Head of Public Services

Debora Person

(307) 766-5731

dperson@uwyo.edu

Electronic Services Librarian

Tawnya Plumb

(307) 766-5733

tplumb@uwyo.edu

Public Services Librarian

Amy Pearce

(307) 766-6419

apearce2@uwyo.edu

Library Associate, Senior

Susan Wozny

(307) 766-2232

woz@uwyo.edu

Computer Support Specialist, Senior

Edouard Havugimana

(307) 766-5734

edwardh@uwyo.edu

Library Specialist

Marguerite Latta

(307) 766-5396

mlatta@uwyo.edu

Library Specialist

Tammy Ackerson

(307) 766-5730

tammya@uwyo.edu

 

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George William Hopper

George William Hopper

George William Hopper was born in Cleveland and graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors. He moved with his family to Cody, Wyoming in 1952 where his father served as an Episcopal parish priest. 

Hopper graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law with honors in 1956.  During his time as a student, he served as Chancellor of the Potter Law Club and as Editor-in-Chief of the Wyoming Law Journal.  He was also instrumental in founding Omicron Delta  Kappa national student leadership honorary society. 

Following his graduation, Hopper became an associate at Byron Hirst, Esq. of Cheyenne and in 1960 was appointed Trial Attorney in the S.E.C. Regional Office in Denver.  He resigned that position to be a visiting professor in the College of Law during the 1963-64 academic year, teaching securities law.   He then practiced securities law in Denver with the firm of Hopper & Kanouff, P.C.

Throughout this career, Hopper maintained ties to the university and organized meetings and reunions for alumni in the Denver area.  He died in 1986.

Sally Hunter Hopper, his widow, and Carl M. Williams, a classmate, contributed to the costs of the law library addition, which was finished in 1993.  The George William Hopper Law Library was dedicated on November 6, 1993.  A bronze bust of Hopper, created by sculptor George Lundeen, is on display in the library.

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