UH Hilo receives donation of law books

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Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003
Contact: Dr. Rick Castberg, (808) 974-7461

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawai`i at Hilo recently received a large number of law books, donated by prominent Hilo attorney Valta Cook.

Cook's gift includes a number of leather-bound publications, which are believed to be quite valuable. The books became available when Cook moved his law office to a new location and were moved into the mock courtroom in the new University Classroom Building prior to the start of the Fall semester.

"These books are a great addition to our program," said Dr. Rick Castberg, professor of political science, who teaches a number of law-related courses. "They not only add a great deal to the atmosphere of the courtroom, but are quite useful for teaching students how to research cases."

Cook is a longtime supporter of the University. He annually raises money for Vulcan Athletics through his membership in the Rotary Club of South Hilo, where he is the president-elect.


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