Wyoming is rich in history. Thanks to contributions of the Wyoming State Historical Society, Wyoming State Archives, American Heritage Center, and now the University of Wyoming College of Law George W. Hopper Law Library, Wyoming's history is being documented through oral histories.
The Law Library contributes to the Wyoming Oral History by interviewing, recording, and sharing stories with legal themes. Oral history is a method of conducting historical research through recorded interviews between a narrator with personal experience of historically significant events and an interviewer, with the goal of adding to the historical record.
The entries in this database include basic information about each record, including names of the narrator and biographies. Please contact the Law Library for more information or to request a Wyoming Oral History.
Jacquelyn L. Bridgeman, Cristina E. Salazar, and Shelby Nivitanont
Jacquelyn L. Bridgeman, Kepler Professor of Law, Director of School of Culture, Gender & Social Justice.
In this oral history, Professor Bridgeman discuses what it was like to grow up in Laramie, WY, her experience as a woman of color in the legal career field, and her accomplishments as a lawyer, law professor, and magistrate. Professor Bridgeman touches on stories from when President Obama was her professor at University of Chicago Law School, insights into current events in the Wyoming Legislature, and her perspective on diversity recruitment.