Hamline News

March 05, 2013

Alumni Spotlight: Reppe serves as Minnesota State Law Librarian

News_2013_Alum_Reppe_Elizabeth

This March 2013 Alumni Spotlight was written by Christina Bruno JD ’95.

In July 2012, Hamline Law alum Liz Robb Reppe JD ’95, was appointed to the position of Minnesota State Law Librarian. Reppe began work in September 2013; previously, she served as manager of the Dakota County Law Library in Hastings, Minnesota.

In announcing Reppe's appointment as Minnesota State Law Librarian, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea of the Minnesota Supreme Court said, “Liz has a varied background in law library management, private industry, and academia that makes her very well-suited to the important job of leading Minnesota’s State Law Library."

As the State Law Librarian, Reppe reports to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The library provides support to the Minnesota Judicial Branch, state agencies and attorneys and pro se litigants throughout the state.

Reppe's passion is helping people who can’t afford a lawyer gain access to legal services. The First Judicial District (Minnesota) awarded her the 2012 “Amicus Curiae” award in recognition of her initiative forming a Criminal Defense Panel and her work with the Family Law Clinic.

In addition to her Hamline Law JD, Reppe holds a MLIS (Masters Degree in Library Science) from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and a BS from the University of North Dakota.

A North Dakota native, Reppe is married to Hamline Law classmate Jonathan Reppe JD ’95, who maintains a general practice firm, the Reppe Law Office PLLC, in Northfield, Minnesota.

In the years ahead, the couple plans to build a retirement home on twenty acres of lakeview property they own in northern Michigan. They hope to have sheep and goats and cultivate grapevines, in addition to enjoying the views of Lake Michigan.

Reppe will be the featured presenter at the Hamline Law Alumni Board CLE on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Details will be available closer to the event. Reppe can be reached at liz.reppe@courts.state.mn.us

Learn more:
Minnesota Judicial Branch: Elizabeth K. Robb Reppe Appointed State Law Librarian 
Reppe Law Office PLLC